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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT Study reveals barriers and opportunities to mainstreaming of a national digital health programme A new study led by the University of Glasgow reports on key barriers and facilitators to implementing a digital health programme – and provides recommendations to move the field forward. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Council gives green light for University campus masterplan The University has welcomed the decision by Glasgow City Council to give the green light to its campus masterplan to develop the former Western Infirmary site. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMT RSE Fellowships for seven UofG researchers Seven University of Glasgow researchers have been announced amoung the newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:28:00 GMT The history of the Antonine Wall through digital storytelling World heritage experts will meet at the University of Glasgow to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology.Options include a coast-to-coast digital map of the wall, from the Clyde to the Forth, which would provide visual images and graphics bringing the storytelling of the wall to life for visitors. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:49:00 GMT Students encouraged to apply for new ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships The ScottishPower Foundation is calling on undergraduates to apply for its Masters Scholarships programme. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:20:00 GMT 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. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:11:00 GMT 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. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:24:00 GMT Apple CEO Tim Cook receives honorary Doctorate of Science Apple CEO Tim Cook has been conferred an honorary Doctorate of Science at a ceremony in the University’s Bute Hall before a capacity audience of students and staff. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:11:00 GMT 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. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:23:00 GMT 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. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:14:00 GMT A Fireside Chat with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple On Wednesday 8 February, the University of Glasgow will honour Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, with an honorary degree. Following this there will be a 'Fireside Chat' and Q&A. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:23:00 GMT Professor Andy Furlong - a tribute Many tributes have been paid to Professor Andy Furlong, who died on Monday 30 January 2017. Andy was an internationally renowned sociologist of youth. Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:43:00 GMT 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. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Dr Hamaseh Tayari - updated statement from the Principal The Principal of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has offered support to veterinary PhD student Dr Hamaseh Tayira after her transit from Costa Rica home to Scotland was blocked by new USA visa regulations because she holds an Iranian passport. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:15:00 GMT 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. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Why Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks remain inaccessible in a digital world The creation of a digital collection of the unpublished work of the first Scots Makar, Edwin Morgan, should have been easy. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:27:00 GMT Mystery surrounds a rare “Burns” songbook donated to Special Collections A rare collection of printed song sheets from the time of Robert Burns, compiled in a book belonging to ‘Agnes Burns’ has been donated to the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections by a University graduate and businessman. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:40:00 GMT 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). Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:33:00 GMT 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. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:28:00 GMT Refugee postgraduate breaks new ground in 4-D technology The destruction of Aleppo has particular poignancy for Syrian refugee Mahmoud Amir Alagha. The postgraduate dental student knows his parents and one of his sisters have been living in the shadow of the bombardment. And even if they were not in what were the rebel-held parts of the city, he knows their lives have been fraught with danger. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT Hunterian Director Professor David Gaimster lands new job in New Zealand The Director of The Hunterian is to leave the University of Glasgow to take up a major new role in New Zealand. Professor David Gaimster will leave his job, which he has held for over 6 years, to become Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is expected to take up his new role in March. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT New Year honours for the University of Glasgow Academics from the University of Glasgow have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:01:00 GMT 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. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMT Annette Hastings appointed as Fairness Commission chair North Lanarkshire Council has appointed Professor Annette Hasting as independent chair for the North Lanarkshire Fairness Commission. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:01:00 GMT How to protect ancient archaeological sites in Middle East conflict areas. The threat facing ancient archaeological sites in areas of conflict in the Middle East will be discussed at a major international conference at the University of Glasgow today. Archaeologists from around the world will attend the three-day BANEA conference to discuss the international response to preserve and protect cultural heritage and historical sites. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT 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. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:00:00 GMT 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). Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:00:00 GMT Scottish Government announces Commissioner for Fair Access The Scottish Government has announced that renowned educationalist Professor Peter Scott is to be the new Commissioner for Fair Access to Higher Education in Scotland. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:27:00 GMT 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. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:38:00 GMT Honorary doctorate for UofG bioengineer A University of Glasgow biomedical engineer has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a Swedish university. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:25:00 GMT 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. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT Confucius Institute of the Year The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow has won the Confucius Institute of the Year award. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:17:00 GMT 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. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:56:00 GMT UofG's fundraising veterinary professor recognised by prime minister UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today honoured a senior veterinary professor from Glasgow for leading a group of motorcycling vets fundraising for animal charities across the world. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:58:00 GMT 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. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:54:00 GMT 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. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:09:00 GMT 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. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:46:00 GMT Social entrepreneur Matt Fountain named Young Alumnus of the Year The University has named social entrepreneur Matt Fountain its Young Alumnus of the Year. An art history graduate (M.A. Hons 2011), he has made his name not in the art world but as the brains behind an innovative initiative to help prisoners find jobs after release. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:42:00 GMT Govan's Viking history comes to life for a group of local P4 pupils A university film brings the history of the Vikings to life for a group of Govan P4 pupils, helping them engage with the area's history and their surroundings. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:27:00 GMT 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. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:01:00 GMT €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. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMT 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. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 01:21:00 GMT Professor Anna Dominiczak collects damehood at Buckingham Palace Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was today made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 01:23:00 GMT 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. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 03:41:00 GMT 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. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT ‘Chasing the Waves’: sharing the discovery of the century through theatre University of Glasgow physicists and astronomers who helped make the discovery of the century – the detection of gravitational waves – are set to share their fascinating story through theatre, with performances of new show ‘Chasing the Waves’ this December. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:09:00 GMT 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. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:38:00 GMT £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’. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:24:00 GMT 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. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:36:00 GMT Expert voices must be heard during Brexit process Ahead of a high-level panel discussion at the University of Glasgow on Friday 18th November, the Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli has made clear that the voice of experts must be heard in the ongoing Brexit debate. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:25:00 GMT 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. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT Holography history archives merge Two important archives are being merged to capture the history of holograms and their innovators. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT 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.‌ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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). Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:57:00 GMT First Minister Officially Opens Kelvin Hall Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall has been officially reopened by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at a special ceremony today (November 11). The First Minister unveiled a plaque to commemorate the £35 million refurbishment of the former international sporting venue, and was given a tour of the building. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 01:42:00 GMT Burning questions up for debate at The Barras Social What does an entrepreneur look like? There are undoubtedly plenty of them at the Barras market in Glasgow’s east end - but it’s not usually the hottest topic of conversation. That could well change when that – and many other burning questions - are introduced by social science researchers from the University of Glasgow. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:10:00 GMT WIRED award for Sheila Rowan The UofG's Professor Sheila Rowan MBE has won WIRED magazine's Scientific Breakthrough award. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:14:00 GMT 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. Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:17:00 GMT 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. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:24:00 GMT 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. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:30:00 GMT University's largest-ever delegation in India The largest-ever delegation of University academics to go to India is to tour the cities of Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:43:00 GMT ‘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. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:33:00 GMT 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. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow Principal part of Russell Group delegation to China Strengthened relationships and shared approaches to global challenges between UK and China’s leading universities are the focus of a Russell Group delegation to Shanghai. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:11:00 GMT “The Hunterian in the South” is launched at the University’s Crichton campus The Hunterian in the South - a new rotational display giving a flavour of the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian collections – has been launched officially at the University’s Crichton campus in Dumfries. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:28:00 GMT 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. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:00:00 GMT £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. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:23:00 GMT Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research The ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedical research* have announced their animal research statistics, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2015.** Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:59:00 GMT 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. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:50:00 GMT Highlands and Islands Film Guild memories sought Memories of the post war Highlands and Islands Film Guild coming to villages and rural communities are being sought by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:00 GMT Former student Jackie Wylie appointed Artistic Director of National Theatre Scotland Jackie Wylie, former artistic director of the Arches and former graduate from the University of Glasgow has been appointed as the new artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:12:00 GMT 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. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:28:00 GMT 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. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:19:00 GMT 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. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:01:00 GMT 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. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:15:00 GMT ‘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. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:01:00 GMT 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. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:26:00 GMT 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. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 02:38:00 GMT 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. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT Suffrage Science award for University of Glasgow professor The University of Glasgow’s Professor Muffy Calder is receiving an award from the Royal Society today at the launch of an initiative to celebrate women in Maths and Computing Science. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT Scoop set to serve up breaking news with social media data mining A new service which aims to harness the power of social media to provide journalists, financiers and sports fans with an invaluable ‘glimpse into the future’ has been officially unveiled. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:05:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates first Knowledge Exchange Awards Outstanding knowledge exchange successes were celebrated at the University’s Knowledge Exchange Conference in the Kelvin Hall on 6th October. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 01:01:00 GMT 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. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:10:00 GMT University of Glasgow has its Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award renewed The University of Glasgow has once again been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, at the same time as receiving six other school and institute awards from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). Wed, 05 Oct 2016 03:34:00 GMT 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. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:51:00 GMT Poetry festival celebrates 18th Century “unsung” Scottish hero A two-day festival is being held in a Scottish Borders pub to celebrate the life and works of an 18th Century “unsung” Scottish poet, Allan Ramsay. Literary academics, politicians and Allan Ramsay fans will come together for the weekend celebration to mark his poetry and launch a new cultural heritage resource centre dedicated to his life and works. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 GMT BBC Reith Lecture hosted by the University of Glasgow Philosopher and cultural theorist Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will be guest speaker at the annual BBC Reith Lecture 2016, hosted this year by the University of Glasgow.Presented by Sue Lawley the lecture will be recorded before a live audience at the Sir Charles Wilson building this evening (October 7). Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT Theatrical spotlight on Gaelic culture Thèatar a’ toirt sùil air cultar na Gàidhlig How can we define our Gaelic culture in 2016? A culture so connected to the land and seasons, rooted in old customs and ritual, now disappearing? Is there any worth in preserving them? These are the main themes behind a special collaborative theatre performance to be staged in Glasgow on Monday (October 10) Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:56:00 GMT University joins UESTC's 60th Anniversary Celebrations at Chengdu The University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has been in Chengdu to take part in the 60th anniversary celebrations of one of the University’s most important global partners, UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China). Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:32:00 GMT 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.‌ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:20:00 GMT 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. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT It's the start of the university term - who will be best at making friends? Making new friends is one of the most important goals for students when they arrive at university for the first time. But which personalities are most successful at making and extending friendship groups? Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:00 GMT 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. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:40:00 GMT 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. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:50:00 GMT 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. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:25:00 GMT 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. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:10:00 GMT 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. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:14:00 GMT 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. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:10:00 GMT University of Glasgow academics appointed to new SNP Growth Commission Two University academics have been appointed to the new SNP Growth Commission. They are Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, and Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:28:00 GMT Mackintosh plans first treasures to move into Kelvin Hall Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s original plans for The Glasgow School of Art will be amongst the first items from The Hunterian to move to the new state of the art collections study facilities at Kelvin Hall. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 GMT Burns course takes a fresh new look at the Bard A fresh approach to the life and works of Robert Burns is the aim of a new interdisciplinary online course offered by the University of Glasgow. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT Landmark agreement between the Scottish Law Commission and the country’s university law schools on law reform Law reform work in Scotland is to be strengthened and improved following a landmark agreement between the Scottish Law Commission and the country’s university law schools. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:07:00 GMT 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. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:15:00 GMT 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. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:34:00 GMT 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. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:53:00 GMT 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. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:08:00 GMT 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. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:06:00 GMT 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. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:30:00 GMT 5,000 year old Prehistoric art panel uncovered The “most important Neolithic cup and ring marked rock art panel in Europe” is being unearthed for the first time in 50 years - near a housing estate in Clydebank near Glasgow. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow To Host BBC R4 Reith Lecture Philosopher and cultural theorist Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will be guest speaker at the annual BBC Reith Lecturer 2016, hosted this year by the University of Glasgow. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:45:00 GMT A Portrait of Eighteenth-Century Gaelic Scotland Dealbh air Alba Ghàidhealach san Ochdamh Linn Deug Two University of Glasgow lecturers have brought to light a little-known portrait of the Rev James McLagan (1728-1805), chaplain to the Black Watch, who is the focus of a research project focused on his significant and early collection of Gaelic manuscripts, held by the University of Glasgow. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow nominated for five ‘Oscars of higher education’ The University of Glasgow has picked up five nominations in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:36:00 GMT 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. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:06:00 GMT Simple polymer could unlock more effective bone regeneration treatments A new technique developed by biomedical engineers could help to unlock the full potential of a promising treatment for bone regeneration, creating better therapies for spinal injuries, bone grafts and other orthopaedic surgeries. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:01:00 GMT New WW1 Trench expansion to be unveiled Visitors will be able to explore the latest new addition to the Pollok Park WW1 trenches during an open day to be held on Sunday. Visitors to the World War I learning facility Digging In will be able to explore the newly built communication trench and dugout behind the Allied front line and use trench periscopes to spot clues to enemy activity in No Man's Land. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT Skeletons' mysteries unearthed in new Hunterian exhibition One of The Hunterian's "greatest treasures" goes on public display today for the first time, in a new UK touring exhibition ‘Skeletons: Our Buried Bones’.The 5,000 British Neolithic skeleton of a woman, unearthed on a beach in Tiree in the early 20th Century, has never been seen in public before. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT Sea habits of migratory birds highlight conservation need in the Canary Current Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:26:00 GMT Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, visits Zika lab The University of Glasgow today welcomed the new Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, to its MRC Centre for Virus Research (CVR). Wed, 10 Aug 2016 02:15:00 GMT 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 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:13:00 GMT The Guild Calls for Enhanced European University Collaboration In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities - which includes the University of Glasgow – has called for enhanced European university collaboration. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:22:00 GMT Hunterian staff first to move into revamped Kelvin Hall Hunterian staff have officially moved to their new offices in the £35m revamped Kelvin Hall building. As the finishing touches are being completed on the iconic Glasgow landmark building, staff at The Hunterian have relocated to the new combined centre for learning, culture, heritage, sporting and leisure in the heart of Glasgow’s west end. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 02:56:00 GMT Gravitational wave discovery celebrated at BBC Proms The historic discovery of gravitational waves will be celebrated with a new composition played by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as part of the BBC Proms. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT GoWell shortlisted in RTPI Awards for Research Excellence The University of Glasgow’s GoWell team has been shortlisted in two of the five categories of the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence. Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMT 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. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:09:00 GMT Official opening for UESTC Student Centre The University’s relationship with UESTC in Chengdu, China, has been celebrated with the official opening of the new UESTC Student Centre, based at the University of Glasgow’s James Watt Building. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:32:00 GMT University in collaboration agreement with China to promote optoelectronics The University of Glasgow has signed a partnership agreement with one of the most important state-owned enterprise companies in China to develop an international optoelectronics industry base in the Lingang area of Shanghai. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:59:00 GMT Erasmus Mundus successes for University The University of Glasgow has scored major successes in the European Commission-funded ERASMUS MUNDUS programme. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMT British Academy Fellowship for Professor Jane Duckett Professor Jane Duckett, Edward Caird Chair of Politics, International Dean (East Asia), and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research at the University of Glasgow, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:16:00 GMT 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). Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT University triumphs in Herald Higher Education Award For the second year running, the University of Glasgow has won the top title – Higher Education Institution of the Year – at The Herald’s Higher Education Awards. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:29:00 GMT 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. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:40:00 GMT 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. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:24:00 GMT Professor Chris Chapman to serve on International Council of Education Advisers The University of Glasgow’s Chair in Educational Policy and Practice, Professor Chris Chapman, is the only academic from a Scottish university to serve on the Scottish Government’s new International Council of Education Advisers. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:35:00 GMT 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”. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:16:00 GMT Truth of Culloden revealed in new study Two hundred and seventy years after the defeat of the Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie a ground breaking new book reveals the truth of what really took place on Culloden Moor near Inverness in 1746 - and the enduring significance the battle had for the rise of the British Empire and the marginalisation of the Celt. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:01:00 GMT 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. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow researcher receives support from the FDA for Chronic Kidney Disease test An early stages test for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), developed by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Harald Mischak, has received a letter of support from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:41:00 GMT Topping-out ceremony takes place at Glasgow’s new ground-breaking Imaging Centre of Excellence A celebratory topping-out ceremony took place today for the new University of Glasgow £16m Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) building on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:21:00 GMT More social media success for the University of Glasgow The social media team within Communications and Public Affairs secured a major industry-wide prize at the annual HEIST Awards for excellence Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:15:00 GMT 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. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:32:00 GMT 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. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow spin-out firm bought by leading US chip design software company A spin-out company launched nearly six years ago by the University of Glasgow has been acquired by the California-based company Synopsys Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, and the world’s 15th largest software company. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:41:00 GMT Nanokicking research stars at Royal Society exhibition Nanokicking stem cell research at the University of Glasgow will play a starring role at a prestigious Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:30:00 GMT 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. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT University remembers the Somme The University of Glasgow this morning remembered students, staff and alumni who died during the Battle of the Somme, which began 100 years ago today. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 GMT University scientist wins Institute of Physics awards Professor Sheila Rowan, Director of the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Gravitational Research, has been named as the winner of one of the Institute of Physics’ 2016 awards for her work in gravitational waves. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates Fulbright Programme successes Two University of Glasgow scholars have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the Fulbright Commission to study in the United States of America. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:33:00 GMT 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. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:30:00 GMT Principal to chair Expert Group on EU Membership The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, will chair a group of experts to advise the Scottish Government on securing Scotland’s relationship with the EU. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:51:00 GMT The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement in response to the EU Referendum vote In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:45:00 GMT University wins Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award in THELMAs The University of Glasgow has won the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team award at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:42:00 GMT EU Referendum: message from the Principal The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has sent a message to the University community on the result of the EU referendum. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:44:00 GMT Markus Borner wins Blue Planet Prize The University of Glasgow's Dr Markus Borner has been named as one of this year's winners of the prestigious Blue Planet Prize. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:35:00 GMT Dr Heather Ferguson awarded Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal The Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal has been awarded to Dr Heather Ferguson, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:43:00 GMT UofG signs MoU with Hong Kong UST The Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:39:00 GMT Professor Muffy Calder ranked in Top UK 50 women in Science and Engineering Professor Muffy Calder OBE, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, is only one of seven academics in the UK featured in today's Top 50 rankings, and the only academic listed from Scotland. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:02:00 GMT Nankai and Glasgow strengthen partnership links The Universities of Nankai and Glasgow have strengthened their partnership links with the signing of two new agreements. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:32:00 GMT 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. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:32:00 GMT Game Theory Society Makes New Appointment The Adam Smith Business School is delighted to announce that Hervé Moulin, Professor (Donald J Robertson Chair) Economics, has recently been elected as Executive Vice-President of the Game Theory Society.‌ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:21:00 GMT Celebrating the life and work of Adrian Howells Friends and colleagues at the University of Glasgow will hold and evening tomorrow (June 18) to celebrate the life of the late contemporary performance artist Adrian Howells, who died two years ago. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT 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. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:48:00 GMT MVLS professor awarded JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society Professor Graeme Milligan, Dean of Research for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the Gardiner Chair of Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded the JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:12:00 GMT Queen’s Birthday Honours for University academics A Damehood and an OBE award have been conferred on senior University of Glasgow academics. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:38:00 GMT 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. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:52:00 GMT 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. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:30:00 GMT University to honour outstanding individuals in fields ranging from science to sport The University is awarding 22 honorary doctorates this summer in recognition of achievements and contributions across a range of backgrounds, including law, sport, science and charity. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:22:00 GMT UofG wins major PR award The University of Glasgow last night won a major UK award for the social media campaign that accompanied the discovery of gravitational waves. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:02:00 GMT 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. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow shares in protein antibiotic research award The Institute of Inflection, Immunity and Inflammation will share in a £2.1m Wellcome Trust award to fund a collaborative project for the development of a new class of antibiotics based on proteins. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:35:00 GMT 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. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:27:00 GMT Bleeding hearts predict future heart failure The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 02:20:00 GMT 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. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:25:00 GMT 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. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:25:00 GMT Tenth Annual Glasgow Science Festival Ready to Launch Glasgow Science Festival launches across the city on Thursday (June 9) with a host of events to inspire all ages about science, from film screenings, debates and exhibitions to stand-up comedy, family fun days and even cheese tasting. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT 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. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:56:00 GMT UofG shortlisted for 12 Herald Education Awards The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for 12 Herald Higher Education Awards which celebrate the extraordinary things that are go on in universities and colleges in Scotland. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:42:00 GMT Sound-like bubbles whizzing around in DNA are essential to life Scientists have shown the weird world of quantum mechanics operating in the molecule of life, DNA. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:42:00 GMT New University European Network is Launched A group of world-leading universities has held an inaugural meeting in Brussels to found the Guild of European Research Intensive Universities. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:29:00 GMT Professor Mandy MacLean receives grant of over a million to continue her research The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy Maclean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Thu, 26 May 2016 01:58:00 GMT Original Zika virus papers found in University of Glasgow Archive Handwritten original research documents relating to the first known identification of the Zika virus have been uncovered at the University of Glasgow’s Archive. Tue, 24 May 2016 03:09:00 GMT The University of Glasgow is ranked as the top university in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition The University of Glasgow has been ranked the top university and overall runner-up in the prestigious national BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact competition. Thu, 19 May 2016 02:43:00 GMT 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. Fri, 20 May 2016 11:41:00 GMT 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. Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:00 GMT Professor Iain McInnes awarded Sir James Black Prize Medal The Sir James Black Prize Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in medicine has been awarded to Professor Iain McInnes of the University of Glasgow. Wed, 18 May 2016 03:17:00 GMT Kelvin Hall taking shape The £35m redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and on target for completion. So what will the University of Glasgow's new teaching and learning facilities offer students? Mon, 16 May 2016 10:40:00 GMT MVLS professor receives Distinguished Scientist Award Professor Rhian Touyz, director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences has received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). Mon, 16 May 2016 09:50:00 GMT Gravitational waves researcher becomes Youth Icon of Malaysia A University of Glasgow PhD researcher is to become the “Youth Icon” of Malaysia in recognition of her contribution to Gravitational Waves research. Fri, 13 May 2016 09:18:00 GMT ‘Metaphor in the Curriculum’ opens up university research to schools A new online schools resource and app, all about metaphor, have been launched by researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. Wed, 11 May 2016 09:35:00 GMT 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. Tue, 10 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Royal Geographical Society honours Professor Jo Sharp with the Busk Medal The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has announced its award of the Busk Medal to Professor Jo Sharp in recognition of her innovative fieldwork and empowerment of others through fieldwork. Mon, 09 May 2016 11:07:00 GMT University of Glasgow delegation is Hong Kong-bound One of the largest ever academic delegations to represent the University of Glasgow is bound for Hong Kong to establish new links and reinforce existing links with the University of Hong Kong. Fri, 06 May 2016 05:45:00 GMT Bursary opportunities for accountancy and finance hopefuls Students from disadvantaged communities are being offered the opportunity to apply for accountancy and finance bursaries through the ICAS Foundation and University of Glasgow. Fri, 06 May 2016 12:40:00 GMT Three MVLS researchers named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences Three top researchers from MVLS have been named as fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for their contribution to medical sciences, research and healthcare. Thu, 05 May 2016 11:31:00 GMT University scientists win gravitational waves prize Just months after being involved in one of the biggest sceintific breakthroughs of the decade, University of Glasgow scientists involved in the Gravitational Waves discovery have won a share of a top international prize. Wed, 04 May 2016 03:39:00 GMT Sarah Cleaveland elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Professor Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for her work on infectious diseases. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:25:00 GMT Tech from the future arrives in Scotland The first quantum technology exhibition of its kind is launched at the Glasgow Science Centre Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:42:00 GMT Professor Jim Murdoch receives European Award for Excellence in Teaching The University’s Professor of Public Law, Jim Murdoch, is to receive the fifth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the Central European University in Budapest. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:13:00 GMT Fracking would pose no danger to water supplies, new research suggests Potential future fracking activity in the UK is unlikely to pose a pollution danger to overlying aquifers, new research from a leading academic suggests. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT University hosts radical film conference A radical film festival, hosted by the University of Glasgow, opens tomorrow to discuss among many things alternatives to mainstream cinema. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences gains Bronze Athena SWAN Award The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) has become the latest University of Glasgow recipient of a prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze award today, 28 April 2016. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT 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. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:25:00 GMT 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. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:15:00 GMT Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night University of Glasgow stages Shakespeare's 400th anniversary tribute night with a successful collaboration production Dream On! Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:25:00 GMT Glasgow Science Festival launches bumper programme for 10th birthday Glasgow Science Festival is celebrating its tenth year of bringing fun, hands-on science events to the people of Glasgow, with a special bumper birthday programme for 2016. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:12:00 GMT 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. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:52:00 GMT 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. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:01:00 GMT University in talks with Chinese officials on graphene research and development One of China’s leading industrial development areas is in exploratory talks to collaborate with the University of Glasgow on graphene research. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:04:00 GMT 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. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT UofG welcomes international leaders of tomorrow A reception was held in the Bute Hall for CSCLeaders, a global leadership programme for 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:05:00 GMT Scotland to play key role in worldwide genome consortium Scotland is set to become a key player in a global effort to further the advancement of genomics in healthcare. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:51:00 GMT MVLS welcomes judges from BBSRC The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) yesterday welcomed judges to the Queen Elizabeth University’s Teaching & Learning Centre as the college went through the final round of the prestigious BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact Competition. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:47:00 GMT Student science publication scoops national award TheGIST: Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology was honoured as the Best Specialist Publication at the Student Publication Association National Awards ceremony on Saturday 9 April. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:38:00 GMT Gaelic flagship project awarded Gaelic researchers at the University of Glasgow have won a major contract to provide linguistic and technical support for a new official pioneering Gaelic language initiative. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT City students' regional focus Over the last six months, 140 3rd year Computing Science students from the Glasgow campus of the University of Glasgow have completed work on a number of IT related projects with Crichton Institute Regional Observatory, Crichton Carbon Centre, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway and The Stove Network. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:29:00 GMT 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. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:15:00 GMT 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.. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:36:00 GMT Western Infirmary site is transferred to the University The University has taken possession of the former Western Infirmary site – a significant milestone for the University which will enable the proposed £1 billion investment in the Gilmorehill campus. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT Female engineers set to visit Rwanda to encourage more women into STEM This June, a group of eight female engineering students from University of Glasgow’s FemEng will take up residence at the University of Rwanda in Kigali to combine their skills and innovation with a team of Rwandan counterparts. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:51:00 GMT New Research Chair will tackle the structural integrity of nuclear power stations Professor Chris Pearce has been appointed to the university’s new Royal Academy of Engineering / EDF Energy Research Chair in Computational Mechanics for Nuclear Power Engineering. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:46:00 GMT Smithsonian and University of Glasgow sign MOU The University of Glasgow will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Smithsonian Institution, formally cementing a relationship which stems back more than 20 years. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:00:00 GMT Honorary Degree awarded posthumously to Scots writer William McIlvanney Scots author William McIlvanney has been honoured with a posthumous honorary degree – a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) - at a memorial service in the University’s Bute Hall. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:41:00 GMT Students give Shakespeare a contemporary twist Students from The University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have joined forces with the musicians of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to create Dream On!, inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow unveils tower helter-skelter Today the University of Glasgow unveils a well-kept secret: the world’s first helter-skelter inside a listed building. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:30:00 GMT Major award for School of Law alumnus in Beijing School of Law alumnus Dr Zhaofeng Zhou’s professional success as an anti-trust legal expert has been recognised in the 2016 Education UK Alumni awards, organised by the British Council. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:06:00 GMT 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. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:01:00 GMT 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. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMT National Centre for Resilience launched at Crichton Campus by Environment Minister Scotland's new National Centre for Resilience has been launched at the University's Crichton Campus by the Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:15:00 GMT 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’. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:08:00 GMT University of Glasgow awarded more Zika funding Researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded funding to continue and expand their work on the Zika virus, it has been announced today (Monday 21 March 2016). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:05:00 GMT University of Glasgow to take directorship of EPIC The Scottish Government has today announced the re-commisioning of EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks. For the next 5 years EPIC will be led from the University of Glasgow by Professor Dominic Mellor, Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:12:00 GMT World’s oldest comic goes on public display The oldest comic book goes on public display in a major comic exhibition which has opened at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT 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. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:49:00 GMT 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. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:03:00 GMT 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. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:56:00 GMT