University of Glasgow :: News http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/ The University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The mission of the University is to be a major research-led university operating in an international context with the following fundamental aims: * to provide education through the development of learning in a research environment * to undertake fundamental, strategic and applied research * to make a major contribution to local, regional, national and international communities through widening access and through working in partnership to support economic regeneration * to sustain and add value to Scottish culture, to the natural environment and to the national economy. en-gb Copyright: (C) The University of Glasgow, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/legal/copyright/ for more information Scientists sweep cells apart for use in medical research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384850_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384850_en.html Scientists have developed a new method to separate cells, which could lead to more efficient medical research. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:50:00 GMT £16m of funding for state-of-the-art imaging centre in Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384593_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384593_en.html A state-of-the-art research centre for Precision Medicine at the new South Glasgow University Hospital has been awarded £16m in funding. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:28:00 GMT £1 million awarded for arts ‘enlightenment’ research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382537_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382537_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded over £1 million as part of an initiative to redefine how we share knowledge in the digital age. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:46:00 GMT Glasgow's research recognised as world-class in UK-wide assessment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384439_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384439_en.html The University of Glasgow’s broad-based excellence agenda has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework. The power of its research places the University 12th overall in the UK and 2nd in Scotland. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:50:00 GMT Christmas Truce service of remembrance held to honour Glasgow’s German WWI dead http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384430_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_384430_en.html The University of Glasgow is marking 100 years since the first member of the University community of German descent fell in World War One with a unique service of remembrance. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:49:00 GMT Thinking outside the box http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383993_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383993_en.html Natural habitats are changing at ever-faster rates. Can wildlife cope? And what can humans learn from their responses? A range of research projects at Glasgow examining wildlife in country and city environments is helping to uncover answers. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:00:00 GMT Researchers awarded £95,000 to tackle endemic diseases in Africa http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383897_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383897_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow have received £95,000 from the Wellcome Trust to tackle rabies and foot and mouth disease in Africa. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:11:00 GMT Widening opportunities for all to study medicine http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383033_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_383033_en.html The University of Glasgow has welcomed a report on widening access to Medical Schools regardless of socio-economic background. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:32:00 GMT Researchers present the 550 years of Gaelic’s ‘untold history’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382662_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382662_en.html A project to research and record over half a millennium of Gaelic history at the University of Glasgow presents its findings today. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:30:00 GMT £1 million awarded for arts ‘enlightenment’ research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382538_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382538_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded over £1 million as part of an initiative to redefine how we share knowledge in the digital age. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:46:00 GMT HIV treatment offers hope for disease prevention but no panacea http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382481_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382481_en.html New research findings recommend further measures should be put in place to make the best use of two new HIV prevention options. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:35:00 GMT Chemists create ‘artificial chemical evolution’ for the first time http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382476_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_382476_en.html Scientists have taken an important step towards the possibility of creating synthetic life with the development of a form of artificial evolution in a simple chemistry set without DNA. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:12:00 GMT Two leading scientists appointed to aid search for arthritis cure http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381914_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381914_en.html Two leading scientists have been appointed to top positions at the University of Glasgow by Arthritis Research UK with the joint aim of furthering the charity’s ambition to cure arthritis. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:46:00 GMT Placebo boosts endurance running performance http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381164_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381164_en.html Performance-enhancing drugs can improve a runner’s best time – even when they haven’t taken them. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:00:00 GMT University to award seven Honorary Degrees during Winter Graduations http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381168_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_381168_en.html Very Rev Lorna Hood and Karyn McCluskey are among those to be honoured during the University's Winter Graduation ceremonies taking place this week. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:03:00 GMT Glasgow research examines relationship between domestic abuse and football http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_378621_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_378621_en.html A new report published today highlights a correlation between the occurrence of certain football matches and increased reports of domestic abuse. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:57:00 GMT New research to address how to successfully end wars http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_378490_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_378490_en.html Academics and military personnel are launching a unique new research project today that will examine the ethics of victory in war. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:20:00 GMT Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology picks up Business Award http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376786_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376786_en.html The Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP) have scooped a prestigious award in the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Business awards 2014. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:45:00 GMT £29m investment to deliver quantum leap for UK imaging industry http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_377927_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_377927_en.html Cameras which use just a single pixel to see through smoke, imaging systems which can time light to see around corners and miniature structures to create earthquake warning systems are just some of the quantum technologies set to be brought to market by a new consortium of universities and businesses. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:30:00 GMT Regular consumption of olive oil can improve heart health http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376522_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376522_en.html Regular consumption of olive oil can drastically improve heart health – especially in people who do not normally eat a Mediterranean diet. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:46:00 GMT £1.5m lab heralds “chemistry renaissance” at University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376244_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376244_en.html The opening of a new lab is being acclaimed as part of an ongoing ‘chemistry renaissance’ as the University also celebrates a major achievement from its past. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376242_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376242_en.html New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow lends expertise to Lunar Mission One http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376243_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_376243_en.html Scientists from the University of Glasgow have pledged their support to the Lunar Mission One project. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team wins UK Prospects Postgraduate Award http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375829_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375829_en.html MSc Medical Genetics Teaching Team wins UK Prospects Postgraduate Award Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT With age comes a better understanding of social signals http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375802_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375802_en.html Neuroscientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of getting older – a more nuanced understanding of social signals, such as the age of others. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT Researchers call for withdrawal of investment in Glasgow's flagship parenting programme http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375758_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375758_en.html Researchers call for withdrawal of investment in Glasgow's flagship parenting programme Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT Sources substantiate claim that Doctor Who may have graduated from University http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375665_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375665_en.html New research by archivists supports claims made by Doctor Who that the celebrated Time Lord may at some point have received a Doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:45:00 GMT World-leading resource launched for assessing and increasing Gaelic proficiency http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375614_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375614_en.html A project to develop an international world-leading framework for the teaching and learning of Scottish Gaelic is being launched at the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:19:00 GMT Over £4 million awarded to University to fight zoonotic disease http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375511_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375511_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow have won three grants worth £4.5m to study diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Energy engineers call for new regulatory framework for fracking http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375187_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375187_en.html Leading energy engineers are suggesting that UK regulations on the surface vibrations caused by shale gas fracking are unnecessarily restrictive. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT UK Tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375047_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_375047_en.html A new study, published today, reveals a significant drop in the number of young people taking up smoking over the last 20 years, as the UK has introduced a range of tobacco controls. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:19:00 GMT Calorie labeling effective in reducing weight gain by 50%, study shows http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_374664_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_374664_en.html Displaying the calorie content of meals in canteens and restaurants could significantly reduce weight-gain in customers, a new study shows. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:10:00 GMT Neutron stars could shine new light on universe expansion http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373776_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373776_en.html Astrophysicists have developed a new way to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion rate of the universe. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT Researchers use simple chemicals to minimise organ damage following heart attack and stroke http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373577_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373577_en.html Scientists have identified chemicals that could protect vital organs from long-term damage following a heart attack or stroke. Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:00:00 GMT Teens living close to high number of tobacco shops more likely to smoke http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373579_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373579_en.html Teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking if they live in neighbourhoods with a large number of shops that sell tobacco products, a study suggests. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:21:00 GMT Extent of protection afforded for religion under Scots law to be reviewed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373454_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373454_en.html The first project undertaken in Scotland since the Victorian era to assess the effect to which Scots law provides a place of privilege for religion is being launched at the University. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:12:00 GMT GLAZgo Discovery Centre off to a flying start http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373430_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373430_en.html The University of Glasgow and AstraZeneca have officially launched the GLAZgo Discovery Centre which will focus on understanding more about immunological disease processes. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:38:00 GMT Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre appoints Chief Executive Officer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373004_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_373004_en.html The Stratified Medicine Scotland - Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) has appointed Dr Mark Beggs as Chief Executive. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:34:00 GMT Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_372877_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_372877_en.html Researchers have completed the first phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:12:00 GMT New ideas for a new time: Scotland’s place in a new union http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_371851_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_371851_en.html Policy Scotland, a hub for policy research based at the University of Glasgow, has contributed to the present debate centred around the Smith Commission Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:20:00 GMT Prestigious award for University of Glasgow nanofabrication expert http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365002_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365002_en.html A University physicist has joined some of the world’s most celebrated scientists in receiving a rare award. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMT Scientists find that fat molecule directs melanoma to spread http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365146_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365146_en.html Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a fat molecule found in the body directs the most serious type of skin cancer to spread, according to research published in PLOS Biology. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT Better integration of health services could help patients with visual impairments http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_364274_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_364274_en.html People with visual impairment are more likely to suffer from multiple health conditions than those without sight problems, a new study has found. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:53:00 GMT Urban dwellers more likely to be admitted to care http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365119_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_365119_en.html Research shows older people living in towns and cities in Northern Ireland are more likely to be admitted to care than people in rural areas. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:45:00 GMT Glasgow becomes first UK university to divest from fossil fuel industry http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_364008_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_364008_en.html The University of Glasgow today became the first university in the UK to commit to fully disinvesting from fossil fuel industry companies. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:27:00 GMT Fast track Bluetongue vaccine could save millions for the European Economy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363923_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363923_en.html Scientists have developed a faster method of producing an effective vaccine for the devastating animal disease Bluetongue virus (BTV); a virus that has infected and killed thousands of livestock throughout the world. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:12:00 GMT Heritage Lottery Fund boost for Archive Services' textile industry collections http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363600_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363600_en.html A project to enhance the University of Glasgow’s extensive collection of records relating to the Scottish textile industry has received a funding boost. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:19:00 GMT Glasgow gains further two departmental Athena Swan awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363360_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363360_en.html A further two departmental Athena Swan awards have been conferred on the University of Glasgow. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:21:00 GMT Football fans healthy lifestyle programme scoops community sports award http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363362_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363362_en.html A healthy lifestyle programme aimed at helping overweight male football fans lose weight and become fitter has won a community sports award. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:44:00 GMT Current treatment leaves stroke patients at risk http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363301_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363301_en.html New research has shown current practices for treating stroke victims may be leaving patients overburdened by their treatment plans putting them at risk of adverse side effects. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:02:00 GMT Glasgow among top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education rankings http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362994_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362994_en.html The University of Glasgow has been rated amongst the top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:10:00 GMT Armed Forces veterans at lower risk of alcoholic liver disease than general population http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363103_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363103_en.html They might have a reputation for hard-drinking, but armed forces personnel have a lower risk of developing alcoholic liver disease than civilians. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:00 GMT Survey maps nature of angel investment in UK http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363144_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_363144_en.html Business angel investing was once largely a solo activity, undertaken below the radar. Now angels are increasingly joining together in manager-led angel groups to invest together. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:35:00 GMT Vet students offer free healthcare to furry friends of the homeless http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362996_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362996_en.html Homeless people in Glasgow can now seek free veterinary care for their faithful furry friends. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:19:00 GMT World’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities launched http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362563_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362563_en.html Doctoral researchers in Scotland are set to benefit from a unique £16.8 million initiative that is launching today to help train the next generation of professionals working in the arts and humanities. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:00 GMT We can eliminate rabies, say researchers http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362456_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362456_en.html Scientists say rabies can be eliminated if governments, communities and health organisations work together. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:04:00 GMT Behind every great man… the role of women in the lives of the “Football Fans In Training” men http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362419_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362419_en.html The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme – a men-only weight loss and healthy living programme delivered in Scottish professional football clubs – has been acclaimed internationally for its success. But if a man wants to change his lifestyle – by eating differently or exercising more for example – what is this like for other people around him? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:30:00 GMT £1m project sets out to find mental illness ‘fingerprint’ in brainwaves http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360391_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360391_en.html A team of psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning research on a brainwave ‘fingerprint’ which could identify young people at risk of developing serious mental illness. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:38:00 GMT £8.3m boost for parasitology researchers http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362400_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_362400_en.html The Wellcome Trust Centre For Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP) in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation has been awarded £8.3 million. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:07:00 GMT Centenary paving stone marks anniversary of Glasgow's first VC http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360324_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360324_en.html A First World War centenary paving stone will today be unveiled at the University of Glasgow to honour the city’s first recipient of the Victoria Cross. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:35:00 GMT Benefits of statins outweigh diabetes and weight-gain risk http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360252_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360252_en.html The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:44:00 GMT Prevention is better than cure say racehorse owners http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360001_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_360001_en.html Prevention is better than cure: and no more so when it comes to injuries to racehorses, which can easily end a champion’s career. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:41:00 GMT Royal Society research fellow joins Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_359787_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_359787_en.html The Royal Society has appointed a new University Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow – one of 43 across the UK. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:32:00 GMT University of Glasgow named one of Britain’s best for gay students http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_359287_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_359287_en.html University of Glasgow is today named by Stonewall as one of the best in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual students in ‘Gay By Degree 2015. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:02:00 GMT Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_358595_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_358595_en.html Scientists have taken a major step forward in the production of hydrogen from water which could lead to a new era of cheap, clean and renewable energy. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:01:00 GMT Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine to wrap up Stevenson Lectures http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_358584_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_358584_en.html Two of the most renowned Scottish History experts, Professors Niall Ferguson and Tom Devine, will speak at the University of Glasgow on issues relating to the Scottish independence debate. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:26:00 GMT Glasgow shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ award http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357464_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357464_en.html The University of Glasgow has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education University of the Year award and in three other categories. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:54:00 GMT Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357665_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357665_en.html Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:34:00 GMT School of Law recognised for advancing gender equality http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357657_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357657_en.html The School of Law at the University of Glasgow has today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:30:00 GMT Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357434_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357434_en.html Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT Glasgow-led research group identifies potential pathway for blocking transmission of Chikungunya virus http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357314_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357314_en.html Researchers have taken the first step towards preventing transmission of the mosquito-borne tropical chikungunya virus, which is in danger of invading Central and South America and the south-eastern states of the USA. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:30:00 GMT Pioneering research reveals improvements in the treatment of heart attack patients http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357282_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357282_en.html Researchers from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the University of Glasgow have reported a study that shows one in ten patients may not need cardiac intervention following a heart attack and in those that do need stents, the procedure can be targeted more effectively. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT New heart-failure drug beats current ‘gold-standard’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357161_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357161_en.html A new drug that outperforms the current gold-standard treatment for heart failure may soon benefit patients. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:30:00 GMT Reach for the stars at Glasgow's Explorathon http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_353056_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_353056_en.html Explorathon promises to be a night of reaching to the stars – almost literally – and hearing the latest blue-skies thinking from some of the most inspiring researchers in Glasgow. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT People with learning disabilities lack referendum information http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352869_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352869_en.html People with learning disabilities may be missing out on their right to vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT SCENE is set for Scotland’s most beautiful classroom http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352285_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352285_en.html The Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is unveiling new facilities at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT £14 million for Innovation Centres http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352320_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352320_en.html Education Secretary Michael Russell will today (Wednesday 20 August 2014) announce a £14 million capital investment in Scotland’s Innovation Centres. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352169_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_352169_en.html The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT A transatlantic transaction: Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow sign up to student exchange programme http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351980_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351980_en.html A common love of Scottish culture has been the link tying the University of Glasgow and the Canadian institution of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for many years. Now those ties have been knotted yet firmer with the signing of a student exchange agreement between the two universities. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351725_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351725_en.html Major research project successfully raises funds to begin work with four of the largest and most significant public galleries in the north of England. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:23:00 GMT Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351683_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351683_en.html Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on? Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:20:00 GMT Record highs for student satisfaction at Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351193_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_351193_en.html Student satisfaction rates at the University of Glasgow are higher than ever before according to the results of the National Student Survey 2014 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:52:00 GMT Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_350391_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_350391_en.html The findings from a study of the potential economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and associated regeneration upon communities in the East End of Glasgow are published today. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:22:00 GMT Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_350044_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_350044_en.html Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349531_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349531_en.html New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT Going for a spin http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349540_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349540_en.html Commonwealth cyclists will be taking to the streets of Glasgow on 3 August for the road race in what should be a dazzling display of athleticism. Should any of the riders wish to dazzle a little more, three students the have the perfect cycle accessory. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349481_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_349481_en.html With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT New £27m Teaching and Learning Facility reaches construction milestone http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348930_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348930_en.html Work on the new Teaching and Learning Centre at the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus took a significant step forward today with the completion of the structural frame. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:00 GMT University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348716_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348716_en.html A University spinout company which has developed technology to tackle the increasing challenges of silicon chip development has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a major semiconductor foundry. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:18:00 GMT University Brings Science to the Community http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348033_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348033_en.html The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant by the Scottish Government to take science into some of Glasgow’s most deprived communities. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_347966_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_347966_en.html What will Glasgow’s 2014 legacy be? While the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are first and foremost a festival of sport and a showcase of the city and nation, the Games are underpinned by expectations that they deliver various long-term legacy outcomes. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_347906_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_347906_en.html Including seaweed in the diet could help reduce iodine insufficiency, a current problem in the UK population, according to a new study. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348436_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348436_en.html The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:00 GMT £16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348327_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_348327_en.html A £16m funding package to build a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) to develop and apply advanced imaging technologies. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:44:00 GMT Human rights in the Commonwealth comes under the spotlight as Games approaches http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346723_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346723_en.html Human rights experts will join athletes, media and spectators in Glasgow this week in advance of the Commonwealth Games. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:21:00 GMT Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346603_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346603_en.html Researchers have completed the largest study of Mackintosh’s architectural works. Findings are displayed in a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:14:00 GMT 40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346523_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_346523_en.html The world-renowned Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is used by medics around the globe to record the conscious state of a person is celebrating its 40th anniversary this July. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT James Watt Chair appointed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344731_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344731_en.html Professor Colin McInnes MBE, the Scottish engineer known for his work on advanced space technology, has been appointed James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:07:00 GMT 'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344524_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344524_en.html The School of Law has announced a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:08:00 GMT First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344360_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344360_en.html Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, will open the inaugural World Congress of Scottish Literatures at the University. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:24:00 GMT New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344241_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_344241_en.html New research unveils how criminals illegally traffic antiquities from ancient archaeological sites to museums and collections around the world. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:01:00 GMT Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_343258_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_343258_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s highly-acclaimed Optics Group, along with colleagues from Heriot-Watt University, have been selected by the Royal Society to take part in its Summer Science Exhibition in London – an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT New BMI thresholds suggested for ethnic minorities to reduce obesity and diabetes risk http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_343682_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_343682_en.html Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Major research project to compare end of life treatment around the world http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357670_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_357670_en.html Funding has been awarded for new research to track the provision of end of life care around the world. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:34:00 GMT