Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought
A new study into a rare type of pancreatic cancer reveals that we may inherit more than twice the number of ‘cancer genes’ than experts previously thought.
Digital chemistry set reaches new heights with space launch
A research project is set to get underway beyond the earth’s atmosphere following a successful launch into space.
Optical Society award for Prof Miles Padgett
One of the University of Glasgow’s leading researchers has received a major award in recognition of his contribution to optical physics.
Gas imaging makes quantum leap with a single pixel
New technology which could offer the oil and gas industry a cheaper way to visualise methane gas is taking one step closer to becoming commercially available.
Big award for microscopic achievements
A technician from the School of Physics and Astronomy has been named as the winner of a major award presented to the ‘unsung heroes’ of microscopy.
New way of categorising ‘at risk’ may reduce number of stillbirths and infant deaths
Research led by the University of Glasgow has found that widening the definition of ‘at risk’ babies based on predicted birth weight may reduce the number of stillbirths and infant deaths.
Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex linked to poorer sexual, physical and mental health
Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today.
Professor Mandy MacLean named the 2017 recipient of the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology
Professor Mandy MacLean has been named the 2017 recipient of the Reynold Spector Award in Clinical Pharmacology given by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
Glasgow and Malawi joint healthcare project wins £2 million funding
The University of Glasgow and Malawi's College of Medicine have won £2 million over five years to support a joint healthcare project.
World’s first national live music census to take pulse of UK scene
A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the world's first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts.The UK census, conducted by the University of Edinburgh with support from the universities of Glasgow and Newcastle, aims to measure live music’s cultural and economic value to help inform policy.
Portrayal of women’s drinking habits in the media offers biased, judgemental view
Women who binge drink are depicted more negatively by the media than men who do the same thing, according to new research.
University of Glasgow scientists will share in an £8m boost from Cancer Research
Scientists in Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost from leading charity Cancer Research UK.
Alzheimer's Advance: study in mice show new drugs that restore memory loss and prolong life
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice.
UofG awarded over £1m from new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
The University of Glasgow has been awarded over £1m from a new £1.5Bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
3D-printed, synthetic bone to be developed for landmine blast survivors
Synthetically grown ‘off the shelf’ bone should soon be a reality for landmine blast survivors thanks to a new £2.8 million regenerative medicine project at the University of Glasgow, funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way.
Thomas Muir - new evidence unearthed
New Court of Session papers,thought to have been "lost” for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow, which shines new light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years which may have contributed to his treatment by the courts later in life.
Royal Medal for veteran gravitational wave physicist
A University of Glasgow physicist who worked for more than 50 years to find evidence of gravitational waves has received royal recognition for his work.
UofG research features in Top 100 science paper rankings
A new ranking of the year’s top 100 research papers features two high-profile contributions from University of Glasgow scientists.
Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?
Scientists and historians create detailed virtual images of what could be the head of Robert the Bruce, reconstructed from the cast of a human skull held by the Hunterian Museum.
Geomorphological science can help mitigate severe storm and flood damage
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK’s Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies.
Artificial Fish Gut Project Launched
Scientists and industry leaders are embarking on a new project to build an artificial salmon gut with a view to better understanding fish digestion.
Think Tank of the Year award for climate change research
A collaboration between Glasgow University Media Group and Chatham House has won two Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year awards. The team's work investigates international attitudes to reducing climate change by eating less meat.
UofG leads theory and technology of optoelectronic imaging research in China
A major grant from the Chinese government will support an international research collaboration in optoelectronic imaging between the University of Glasgow and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
New diagnostic test invented to detect costly Atlantic salmon disease
Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.
€1.5 million European Research Council grant awarded to Adam Smith Business School researcher
A starting grant of €1.5 million has been awarded by the European Research Council to Adam Smith Business School researcher Dr Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol.
Scotland’s first 7T scanner arrives at the QEUH
The University of Glasgow, in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has taken delivery of Scotland’s first ultra-powerful 17.5 tonne 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner.
Schlumberger Award for groundbreaking earth scientist
A pioneering researcher from the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences has been named as the 2017 recipient of a prestigious award.
Keith Brown MSP officially opens £3m QuantIC innovation space
A £3m innovation space which will support the research and development of cutting-edge quantum imaging technologies has been officially opened at the University of Glasgow.
European Guild of Research Intensive Universities formally launches
The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities will be officially launched at an opening symposium on Monday 21st of November 2016 in the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels.
£1m AHRC funding for Robert Burns Research
The world renowned Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow has secured a £1m research grant for Phase 2 of ‘Editing Burns for the 21st Century’.
Glasgow scientist contributes to dinosaur extinction impact site study
An international team of scientists have shown how a massive crater caused by the impact of the asteroid which killed the dinosaurs also deformed rocks in a way that may have produced habitats for early life.
Fish oil supplements may improve muscle function in older women
Taking omega-3 supplements could improve muscle function in older women, potentially increasing their quality of life into old age and preventing unnecessary falls and loss of independence.
Heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes may combine to worsen thinking skills
Research from the University of Glasgow shows that people who have a cardiometabolic disease perform worse on mental tests of reasoning, memory and reaction tim.
Top film award for Urban Studies
A film featuring skateboarders, and involving the University of Glasgow’s Urban Studies researchers, has been named Best Research Film 2016.
Holography history archives merge
Two important archives are being merged to capture the history of holograms and their innovators.
Research shows ‘vital’ emergency service response continues alongside national drug overdose programme
Researchers evaluating the impact of a national public health programme, aimed at reducing drug-related deaths, have found no clear association with a decrease in ambulance attendance to drug-related overdoses.
UofG included in £19M BBSRC programme to deliver industry-led PhD training
The BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) has announced £18.9M of funding to support world-class industry-led collaborative doctoral training through Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTP).
Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life, study finds
Taking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests.
WIRED award for Sheila Rowan
The UofG's Professor Sheila Rowan MBE has won WIRED magazine's Scientific Breakthrough award.
Cosmic rays from space reveal the history of our eroding coasts
New research on how the Sussex coast has eroded over the last seven millennia could help provide insight into how climate change might affect UK cliffs in the future.
The Glasgow LISA Pathfinder team has won a Sir Arthur Clarke Award
The University of Glasgow's LISA Pathfinder team has won the 2016 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for "Space Achievement in Academic Research or Study" at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.
Funding boost for QuantIC
QuantIC, the University of Glasgow-led quantum imaging technology hub, has received a major funding boost from the UK Quantum Technologies Innovation Fund.
‘Stapled’ protein could lead to new cancer treatments
A new type of lab-created protein could help create valuable new treatments for cancer, scientists report in a new paper.
MSPs to debate UofG research on 'intimidating and disempowering' sanctions
Leading research on social security co-produced at the University of Glasgow is to be debated in the Scottish Parliament today – highlighting what it found to be “universally negative” views of the conditionality regime and the “intimidating, dehumanising and disempowering” experiences of many welfare service users.
President’s Medals for University of Glasgow gravitational wave researchers
University of Glasgow physicists who played a key role in the historic first detection of gravitational waves have received a prestigious award for their achievements.
New study delves into origins of Scots place-names
What is in a name? Researchers at the University of Glasgow have discovered many Scottish place names reveal a lot about the country’s past culture, heritage and history.
£3.75 M Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund awarded to UofG
The University of Glasgow has been awarded a third Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), worth £3.75 million over 5 years.
UofG reseachers join international ZikaPLAN initiative
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have united with 25 research organizations to fight Zika Virus and build long-term outbreak response capacity in Latin America.
Scotland and UofG at forefront of global genomics initiative
The University of Glasgow is part of a new collaboration in genomic medicine sees Scotland join AstraZeneca’s global genomics initiative – further demonstrating Scotland’s ability to attract major industry projects.
Inaugural symposium for Molecular Pathology Node highlights importance of precision medicine
The inaugural annual University of Glasgow MRC Molecular Pathology Node symposium highlighted the importance of a collaborative approach to precision medicine, yesterday, Monday 24 October.
Engineering Scotland’s Autumn Lecture to be delivered by Professor Jim Hough
Engineering Scotland’s Autumn Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jim Hough OBE. He will discuss the work done at the University of Glasgow, and elsewhere, leading to the announcement of the discovery of Gravitational Waves in February of this year.
Leading social scientists elected Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences
Three of the University of Glasgow’s social scientists have been made Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
‘Time machine’ study warns of long-term dangers of ocean acidification
New research into the effects of ocean acidification suggests that, while marine organisms may be able to cope with the effects of climate change in the short term, the biological cost of doing so may be too high to guarantee long-term survival.
UofG scientists to test if stroke drug could repair damage caused in MS
New research will find out if a drug used for stroke patients could offer hope for people living with multiple sclerosis.
University of Glasgow joins UNESCO’s prestigious Universities Network for its work in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts
The University of Glasgow has been invited by UNESCO’s Director General to join its prestigious universities network (the UNESCO Chairs) and establish the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts.
Common high blood pressure meds affect mood disorders
Four commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may impact mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, according to new research from the University of Glasgow.
Effects of multiple concussions in retired rugby players later in life
There continues to be concern about the long term effects of concussion and repeated concussion in athletes, including boxers and rugby players who may sustain several concussive injuries throughout their career.
Full-length genome sequencing of Zika from a patient could help unlock the virus’s secrets
The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has transformed a previously little-known virus into a World Health Organization (WHO) declared global public health emergency.
Face identification accuracy impaired by poor sleep
It is often necessary to identify unfamiliar people by comparing face images: for example a CCTV image to a mugshot, or a passport photograph to a traveller.
American Historical Association award for University of Glasgow professor
Alexandra Shepard, Professor of Gender History at the University of Glasgow, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Leo Gershoy Award.
Major collaboration including CRUK and UofG to trial new combination of immunotherapy drugs
Cancer Research UK has today announced its first cross-company deal as part of its Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Combinations Alliance.
University to share in £17.7 million funding for new healthcare technologies
The University of Glasgow is one of four universities to benefit from research programme grants, totalling £17.7 million, that will develop new technologies to address the health issues of an aging UK population, Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced.
Scientists discover how insect-borne viruses ‘suppress’ the immune system to cause disease
Arboviruses – viruses transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes – pose a considerable threat to both human and animal health. Despite that, not enough is known about the complex interactions between the virus and the host, particularly in the early stages of infection.
Cochno Stone reburied
The “most important Neolithic cup and ring marked rock art panel in Europe”, which was unearthed for the first time in 50 years near a housing estate on the outskirts of Glasgow, has been reburied to protect the national treasure.
Professor Sarah Cleaveland honoured by the British Veterinary Association
Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been honoured by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her “outstanding contributions to veterinary science” and named as a “true champion of One Health” research.
How the songs of Robert Burns originally sounded
The songs of Robert Burns have been stripped back to how they originally sounded, and while some will like them others may not find them easy listening. Burns’ songs are normally associated with a fiddle, guitar and accordion and often played in the back room of a pub, but the University of Glasgow has recorded them how they were originally intended by Robert Burns himself, and they sound very different.
Scientists discover sleeping sickness can also be transmitted and spread via the skin
Scientists have made an important new discovery in the study of Human African Trypanosomiasis, more commonly known as African sleeping sickness.
Fish stress if they can’t socialise
Scientists have discovered that coral reef fish can stress and lose weight if they are separated from their mates on the Great Barrier Reef.
Scotland launches world’s first national atlas of palliative care
The first Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care has been launched by University of Glasgow academics at a major palliative care conference in Edinburgh.
Study offers new insights to the Franklin Expedition mystery
A new study by University of Glasgow researchers may give further insight to the deaths of all 129 crew of the ill-fated “Franklin Expedition” of 1845 which was lost in the Canadian Arctic as it attempted to navigate the final link in the fabled Northwest Passage in HMS Erebus and Terror.
Stem cell research could lead to treatment breakthroughs
Scientists have discovered a new way to replicate the regenerative power of stem cells in the lab, which could lead to powerful treatments for injuries and diseases.
Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow.
Precision medicine breakthrough for Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made a second significant breakthrough in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia – using precision medicine to kill more than 90% of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) stem cells. The results are published today in the high impact journal Cancer Discovery.
University of Glasgow receives £2.8m regenerative medicine award
Find A Better Way is pleased to announce a £2.8m grant to the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology and School of Engineering to fund advances in regenerative medicine.
Glasgow scientists study adrenaline to help beat stroke
Scientists at the University of Glasgow are investigating how our ‘fight or flight’ mode plays a part in causing an abnormal heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, which markedly increases the risk of having a stroke.
Scientists use ‘genetic forecasting’ to predict future invasions of vampire bat rabies virus
Scientists have been able to use genetics to predict future outbreaks of vampire bat rabies virus (VBRV) on the Pacific coast of South America within four years – a scenario potentially affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and human health.
GoWell highly commended twice at national research awards
A longitudinal research programme focused on regeneration and health and based in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow has won awards in two out of five categories at a national planning research conference - the only UK research project to do so.
University of Glasgow spin-out company wins top award
Caldan Therapeutics, a 2015 ‘Spin Out’ from the University of Glasgow and the University of Southern Denmark were named as ‘Early Stage/Risk Capital Deal of the Year’ at the 2016 ‘Insider Deals and Dealmakers’ awards event held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on the 7th September.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, last night won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Inspiring City Awards at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Glasgow.
Royal Society Research Professorship for University physicist
Professor Stephen Barnett of the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Research Professorship.
Pancreatic cancer trial to make tumours more sensitive to treatment
Cancer Research UK launch a first-of-its-kind pancreatic cancer clinical trial, with UofG research as chief investigator, to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Major grant awarded to new professor to discover how to design new medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Professor Andrew Tobin, an expert in protein receptors in the brain whose research is focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, will join the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) in September.
Is it good research? New online tool launched to help people tell good science from bad.
Is it good research? New online tool launched to help people tell good science from bad
New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases
Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three “neglected” diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses.
At least one in ten young people in Britain report a recent distressing sexual problem
Around one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in the past year, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Researchers identify how a single gene can protect against causes of neurodegenerative diseases
New research, led by the University of Glasgow, has identified how cells protect themselves against ‘protein clumps’ known to be the cause of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study
Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says a new global collaborative study published in the Lancet and co-authored by Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS).
Global study links obesity to premature death, with greatest effect in men
A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet has found that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death.
Unearthed Bronze Age textiles shine light on life 3,000 years ago
The findings of two Bronze Age homes built on wooden stilts five feet above a river have been unearthed in an archaeological excavation which has been dubbed the “Pompeii of the Fens”.
Analysis of milk using new technologies has identified potential biomarkers of mastitis, enabling real-time diagnostics and targeted therapeutics
Scientists from the University of Glasgow and the Moredun Research Institute have published data from a comprehensive analysis of the changes that occur in milk during mastitis caused by a bacterial infection of the udder.
Malaria nets effective in reducing insecticide-resistant mosquitoes’ lifespan
African malaria mosquitoes considered to be “highly resistant” to insecticides may not be as invincible as previously thought.
Researchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat.
Archaeologists uncover evidence for Scotland’s earliest farming
An archaeological dig next to the Perthshire village of Dunning has revealed traces of human activity dating back 10,000 years.
Physical activity offers greater health benefits to those with naturally low fitness levels
The benefits of being physically active are far greater for those who are naturally unfit, according to scientists at The University of Glasgow.
New supplement cuts cravings for high-calorie foods
Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement. Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in your gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests.
Out of the mouths of babes: Researchers go straight to the source to understand the lives of children
Researchers have taken the unusual step of gathering information first-hand from seven-year-old children to get a better understanding of what makes young children feel good about their lives.
Research group awarded £1.35m to install FIB microscope – “a Swiss army penknife for the nanoworld”
The University’s Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group has been awarded £1.35m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to install a state-of-the-art Focused Ion Beam (FIB) microscope.
Report led by University of Glasgow calls for action on cancer services in Wales
A new hard-hitting report into cancer services in Wales - written by the University of Glasgow's Institute for Health and Well-being - calls for an ambitious new plan to cope with growing numbers of people being diagnosed with the disease.
Researchers can tell the history of a wildebeest by looking at its tail
Researchers have developed techniques to recreate a personalised diary of an animal’s lifetime. The team from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine were able to recreate "nutritional timelines" that illuminate the past experiences of Serengeti wildebeest by looking only at the animals’ tail hair.
Latest Gravitational Wave discovery confirms dawn of new field of astronomy
An international team of scientists has announced a belated Christmas present for the world of astronomy as it confirms the detection, on Boxing Day 2015, of gravitational waves from a second instance of two black holes colliding.
LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations
The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission, in which University of Glasgow former and current scientists played a significant role, has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
Professor Sheila Rowan appointed Chief Scientific Adviser
Professor Sheila Rowan MBE is to be Scotland’s next Chief Scientific Adviser, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced during a visit to the University of Glasgow.
Scientists identify drugs to target ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells
New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice.
Bleeding hearts predict future heart failure
The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure.
University of Glasgow awarded new Regius Professorship in Precision Medicine
Her Majesty the Queen has created a new Regius Professorship of Precision Medicine and awarded the honour to the University of Glasgow.
Iron could reduce hospitalisation and help ease symptoms for people with failing hearts
Iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure, if a clinical study – known as IRONMAN – proves successful. The trial was officially launched at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester.
Battle of Jutland Centenary and the role Scotland played
British and German warships will lay wreaths at the site of the Battle of Jutland in the North Sea to commemorate the biggest naval engagement of the First World War, in which more than 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors died.
Lead analysis of Ancient Naples’ harbour reveals impact of Mount Vesuvius eruption AD79 on water supply
An international research team has uncovered new evidence that the great volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 disrupted the water supply of cities around the Bay of Naples.
Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background
Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found.
Baby fish are comforted by the presence of large marine predators
Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish.
Windfarms generate microclimates with uncertain effects on peatland carbon store
The microclimates created by the action of wind farms is unlikely to affect the ability of peatland to capture carbon, scientists consider.
Get your IP right: "Display At Your Own Risk"
An experimental exhibition of digital cultural heritage – Display At Your Own Risk – has launched online to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2016.
Too much red meat and too few vegetables increases your body’s ‘biological age’
A diet containing too much red meat and not enough fruit and vegetables could increase your body’s ‘biological age’ and contribute to health problems.
Risks of mental health problems in military personnel reduce with length of service
The risk of developing a mental health problem among people who have served in the Armed Forces is greatest in veterans who have served for the shortest period of time and becomes less with longer service, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys in 80% of countries
Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys, especially in more developed and gender-equal countries, according to a new worldwide study.
Patients’ perceptions of physicians’ empathy may affect health outcomes
Patients in areas of high deprivation in Scotland report poorer outcomes from GP consultations, partly because they perceive their doctors as less empathetic than those who live in affluent areas.
HIV testing frequency guidelines are not being met
Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including those thought to be at “high risk”, are not getting HIV tests often enough, according to new research.
Parenting helps to explain the link between maternal education and children’s BMI
Parenting practices help to explain why mothers with low levels of education are likely to have children with a high body mass index (BMI), according to new research..
Researchers identify genetic associations of neuroticism
Neuroticism, a personality trait related to depression, anxiety and even heart disease, can be linked to nine new distinct gene-associations according to international research led by the University of Glasgow.
No fences needed: new research shows humans and lions can coexist
Can humans and lions live together? That is the question researchers at the University of Glasgow have been able to answer with a categorical ‘yes’.
Nanotech breakthrough could create cheaper solar power and medical devices
New research could pave the way for mass production of new forms of nanotech devices for use in the renewables and medical sectors.
Smartphone technology adapted into super-sensitive gravity detector
Scientists have found a way to adapt a system often found in smartphones to create a super-sensitive detector capable of measuring minute changes in gravity.
Researchers identify important signaling molecule
An international team of scientists have provided insights into the working of a “signaling molecule”, which will provide new strategies for medicines in areas such as pain medication.
E-cigarettes – under-18s back a precautionary approach
A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s to e-cigarettes for the first time and found they support strict regulation.
High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may actually be bad for your health
Contrary to current health wisdom, having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL-C) may actually be bad for your health.
Smoking bans have helped cut childhood smoking uptake by a fifth
New research suggests smoking bans across the UK have reduced the uptake of smoking by teenagers by roughly a fifth.
Protein research offers "promising" potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Glasgow research wins Guardian award for rabies surveillance technology
Mobile phone health surveillance technology, designed and monitored by researchers at the University of Glasgow, has proven crucial in the fight against rabies in Tanzania.
Identification of four Pancreatic Cancer subtypes offers new treatment insight
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have made a breakthrough reclassification of Pancreatic Cancer, offering new opportunities to treat the disease.
40m high treetop camera traps capture rare Amazonian rainforest wildlife
Camera traps, set high in the Peruvian rainforest, have captured incredible canopy footage of rare and secretive animals living in the Amazon.
Mussels fight back against oceanic acidification
Mussels are fighting back against the effects of oceanic acidification, but it still leaves them vulnerable to predation.
Parents over peers: new study shines light on teenage drinking and parental influence
A study of adolescents’ drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their drinking.
Glass cones shine new light on radially polarised beams
Physicists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new and inexpensive way to make radially polarised white light, which could help scientific advances in astronomy and microscopy.
Proportion of home deaths falls in South-West Scotland
Researchers based in South-West Scotland have studied the place of death of nearly 20,000 people in a bid to find out whether this pattern changed over time.
Researchers discover new way to screen for cancer-killing drugs
A technique called “mito-priming” is the latest method to be developed by researchers in the fight against cancer.
Five MVLS academics named as Highly Cited Researchers
Five academics from the college of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) at the University of Glasgow have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in 2015.
Research shows link between young people’s mental health and future inequality
Mental health issues in early adulthood can impact upon a person’s future life chances, a new study has shown
Sex life of sleeping sickness parasite could lead to its own extinction
A parasite which kills thousands of people each year in sub-Saharan Africa arose comparatively recently, and its unusual sex life may lead to its own extinction, scientists have found.
Organ ‘biological age’ could predict transplant success
Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has revealed.
Brain Receptor Regulates Fat Burning in Cells
Suppressing levels of a specific brain receptor can help to protect against diet-induced obesity as well as health concerns such as type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.
£4m grant for cutting-edge sensor systems research
Work is beginning on a new research project led by four UK universities that aims to deliver smarter, more reliable sensor based systems.
University of Glasgow researchers working to combat growing rapid global spread of Zika virus
The Zika virus, which is carried by Aedes mosquitos and was previously a slow pandemic, is on the rise across the Americas, and its rapid spread is causing serious concern to health officials.
Saliva gives a clue to the risk of mortality
Lower level of antibodies in saliva is associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk, a new study has found.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy offers long-term benefits for people with depression
People with depression, that have not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants, benefit from receiving additional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new study has found.
Bigger is not better when it comes to lifespan
Research looking at how DNA changes with body size may help scientists to explain why taller individuals tend to have shorter lives.