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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 University joins UESTC's 60th Anniversary Celebrations at Chengdu http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487649_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487649_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487317_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487317_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487539_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_487539_en.html 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? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486851_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486851_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486785_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486785_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486607_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486607_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486505_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486505_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486504_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486504_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486499_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486499_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486072_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486072_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486469_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486469_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486453_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486453_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486285_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486285_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486149_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_486149_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485976_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485976_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485892_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485892_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485871_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485871_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485816_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485816_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485807_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485807_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485803_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485803_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485678_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485678_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485404_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485404_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485299_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485299_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485266_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485266_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485148_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_485148_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_484104_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_484104_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483962_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483962_en.html 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 A Portrait of Eighteenth-Century Gaelic Scotland Dealbh air Alba Ghàidhealach san Ochdamh Linn Deug http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483850_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483850_en.html 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’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483492_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483492_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483205_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483205_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483126_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_483126_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482677_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482677_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482160_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482160_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481986_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481986_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481625_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481625_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481376_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_481376_en.html 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. http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480959_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480959_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480821_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480821_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480687_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480687_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480732_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480732_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480658_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480658_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480231_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480231_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480031_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_480031_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_479758_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_479758_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_478227_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_478227_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_477808_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_477808_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_477171_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_477171_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475201_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475201_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475417_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475417_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475369_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475369_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475393_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475393_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475363_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475363_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475355_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_475355_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474953_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474953_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474811_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474811_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474903_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474903_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474682_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474682_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474587_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474587_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474547_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474547_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474441_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474441_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474420_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474420_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474049_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_474049_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473998_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473998_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464810_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464810_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464011_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464011_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473645_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473645_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473542_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473542_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473520_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473520_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473300_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473300_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473236_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473236_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473006_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_473006_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_472905_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_472905_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_472760_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_472760_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_469508_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_469508_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464819_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464819_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464718_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464718_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464482_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464482_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464080_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_464080_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463741_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463741_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463987_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463987_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463757_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463757_en.html 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” http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463512_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463512_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463399_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463399_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463272_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463272_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463030_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463030_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463185_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463185_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463087_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463087_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463043_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_463043_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462961_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462961_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462962_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462962_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462955_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462955_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462714_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462714_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462837_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462837_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462644_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462644_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462645_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462645_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462594_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462594_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462399_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462399_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462233_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462233_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462218_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_462218_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_461422_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_461422_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460994_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460994_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460261_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460261_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460357_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460357_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460348_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460348_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460124_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_460124_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459349_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459349_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459654_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459654_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459530_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459530_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459229_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_459229_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458935_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458935_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458962_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458962_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458910_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458910_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458806_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458806_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458609_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458609_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458440_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_458440_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457931_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457931_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457923_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457923_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457581_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457581_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457573_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457573_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457541_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457541_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457569_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457569_en.html 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’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457565_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457565_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457484_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457484_en.html 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" http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457397_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457397_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457294_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457294_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457140_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_457140_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456894_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456894_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456892_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456892_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456804_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456804_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456636_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456636_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456223_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456223_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456219_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456219_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456093_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_456093_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455966_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455966_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455734_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455734_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455495_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455495_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455386_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455386_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455331_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455331_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455275_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455275_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455015_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455015_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455207_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_455207_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454461_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454461_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454382_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454382_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454035_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_454035_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453772_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453772_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453752_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453752_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453590_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453590_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453570_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453570_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453210_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453210_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453087_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453087_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453107_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_453107_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452965_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452965_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452683_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452683_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452558_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452558_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452260_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452260_en.html 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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452159_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_452159_en.html 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 E-cigarettes – under-18s back a precautionary approach http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_451222_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_451222_en.html A new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has investigated the views of under-18s to e-cigarettes for the first time and found they support strict regulation. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may actually be bad for your health http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_451180_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_451180_en.html Contrary to current health wisdom, having high levels of good cholesterol (HDL-C) may actually be bad for your health. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 02:22:00 GMT Nanotech breakthrough could create cheaper solar power and medical devices http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450975_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450975_en.html New research could pave the way for mass production of new forms of nanotech devices for use in the renewables and medical sectors. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:21:00 GMT International award for Technology Education lecturer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450553_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450553_en.html A lecturer in Technology Education in the School of Education is one of six experts in his field to have been awarded a place in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s 21st Century Leadership Academy. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:00:00 GMT Outstanding researchers and academics from the University join Scotland’s National Academy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450517_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450517_en.html The Royal Society of Edinburgh has welcomed 56 new Fellows – eight from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:43:00 GMT Patients’ perceptions of physicians’ empathy may affect health outcomes http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450447_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_450447_en.html Patients in areas of high deprivation in Scotland report poorer outcomes from GP consultations, partly because they perceive their doctors as less empathetic than those who live in affluent areas. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:30:00 GMT World's oldest comic goes on display http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447455_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447455_en.html The oldest comic book in the world goes on display for the first time in a major comic exhibition also featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Rembrandt and DC Comic's world renowned graphic artist Frank Quitely. The Comic Invention exhibition opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow tomorrow (March 18). Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT Top French honour for University of Glasgow teacher http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447592_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447592_en.html The outstanding teaching talents of a University of Glasgow academic have been officially recognised by France. Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:22:00 GMT SHARE announces its 100,000th volunteer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447395_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447395_en.html A Scotland-wide effort to help shape the medicines of the future today announced its 100,000th volunteer. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:50:00 GMT £6m investment announced for Scottish Genomes Partnership http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447161_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447161_en.html The Scottish Government has announced £6m of investment for the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), a cutting edge medical research collaboration between Scottish universities and the NHS. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 11:51:00 GMT Impact of WW1 on Academia and Business http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447129_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447129_en.html The impact of the First World War on academia and business, and how they adapted to the war draft and loss of life is the subject of a conference being held at the University of Glasgow. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:04:00 GMT MVLS named as finalist in BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447115_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_447115_en.html The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) has been named as one of the ten finalists in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact Competition. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 09:20:00 GMT Mussels fight back against oceanic acidification http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443599_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443599_en.html Mussels are fighting back against the effects of oceanic acidification, but it still leaves them vulnerable to predation. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT Saliva gives a clue to the risk of mortality http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438968_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438968_en.html 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 Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482757_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_482757_en.html 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. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:08:00 GMT