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 Researchers find evidence that Greenland Ice Sheet persisted for nearly 3 million years through periods of global warming http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325877_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325877_en.html A team of international scientists has found organic soil frozen to the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet for 2.7 million years. The discovery provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted for much longer than previously thought, enduring many periods of past global warming. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:00:00 GMT £3 million boost for PhD training at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325320_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325320_en.html The University of Glasgow’s College of Science and Engineering has received just over £3 million to boost its funding for training postgraduates. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:00 GMT 'MicroRNA' could be key target for bowel cancer treatment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325166_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325166_en.html A tiny genetic molecule known as a microRNA plays a central role in bowel cancer and could be key to developing new treatments for the disease. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Spinning drops of blood leads to better diagnosis of parasitic infections http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325300_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_325300_en.html Parasitic infections like malaria and sleeping sickness affect hundreds of millions of people, primarily in the poorest regions of the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323250_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323250_en.html The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT What more can Scottish Universities do to create entrepreneurial campuses? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323342_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323342_en.html Scottish Universities are coming under increasing pressure to evolve from two very distinct directions. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT BBSRC role for Professor Richard Cogdell http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323335_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323335_en.html Professor Richard Cogdell has been appointed to the council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323227_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_323227_en.html Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT On your MOOCS, set, go…for free online learning http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_321091_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_321091_en.html The first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Glasgow will soon commence. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow receives seven Game Changer Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320913_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320913_en.html The University's efforts to support the XX Commonwealth Games have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:46:00 GMT European study reveals new causes of mouth and throat cancer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320819_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320819_en.html Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental check could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT DNA study will reveal badgers’ role in spreading Bovine TB http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_319809_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_319809_en.html Researchers are embarking on a £1m study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis in cattle. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMT €7.8M consortium to tackle neglected parasitic diseases http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320547_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320547_en.html Five academic institutions, two governmental institutes and two leading SMEs from Europe, Africa and Latin America are joining forces to develop novel drugs against parasites. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT New schools project to explore the names of Scottish places http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320530_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320530_en.html A new education resource is teaching school children from around Scotland the hidden history behind the names of their local communities. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:54:00 GMT First Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded to University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320420_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320420_en.html Denis Fischbacher-Smith, who holds the Research Chair in Risk and Resilience in the Adam Smith Business School, has become the first member of academic staff to be awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow chemist named as one of UK’s most inspirational scientists http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320370_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320370_en.html Professor Lee Cronin of the School of Chemistry has been celebrated as one of the UK’s top scientists. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:11:00 GMT New pilgrimage paths to Whithorn http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320091_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320091_en.html Whithorn in Galloway has been known for centuries as a sacred place. To some it is as important to Scottish Christianity as the island of Iona. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:25:00 GMT New Centre for Doctoral Training announced http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320037_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_320037_en.html The University has received £4.7m in funding to support a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrative Sensing and Measurement. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:40:00 GMT Glasgow Students to travel in the footsteps of the original James Bond http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_319704_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_319704_en.html Sir Fitzroy Maclean was a politician, diplomat, soldier and adventurer. He is also thought to have been the inspiration behind Iain Fleming’s James Bond. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT Prof Rory O'Connor elected to Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_316528_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_316528_en.html Professor Rory O'Connor has been conferred the prestigious award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:09:00 GMT Glasgow trio scoop prizes from Royal Society of Edinburgh http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_316522_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_316522_en.html Three University of Glasgow academics have received Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) prizes for their contribution to science. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT The Kolkata connection – collaboration flowers between the Universities of Glasgow and Calcutta. http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_314703_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_314703_en.html The Scottish-educated botanist Joseph Hooker is a largely unsung hero of the 19th century. His fame, however, may be about to spread, thanks to a collaborative programme between the Universities of Glasgow and Calcutta. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:50:00 GMT One in three patients in hospital likely to die within 12 months http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313612_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313612_en.html Almost one in three patients in hospital at any given time is likely to die within 12 months. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT Glasgow researcher wins Bronze for Parliament physics display http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313602_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313602_en.html Dr Kerry O’Shea, Postdoctoral Researcher, won Bronze at a competition in the House of Commons for her physics research, walking away with a £1,000 prize. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:08:00 GMT Secret of the Blarney Stone revealed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313344_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313344_en.html The secret of Ireland’s famous ‘Blarney Stone’ has been revealed thanks to the discovery of a possibly unique 19th century microscopic slide. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT €6m quest to uncover early signs of cardiovascular disease http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313362_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_313362_en.html A new study is hoping to reveal the early signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in order to create drugs to treat the condition before symptoms have developed. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT £10m funding boost for stratified medicine research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312856_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312856_en.html The University of Glasgow has received £10m in new funding to support world-leading research into more effective forms of medication tailored to patients’ own genetic makeup. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 03:00:00 GMT New research reveals the secret to making a good first impression http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312691_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312691_en.html Scientists have discovered that humans make judgements on someone’s trustworthiness within the first 500 milliseconds of hearing their voice. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT Heart risks of glucose-lowering drugs being overlooked in clinical trials http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312394_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312394_en.html Why is heart failure not more rigorously assessed in clinical trials of antidiabetes drugs? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT One in ten adolescents in Northern Ireland self-harm http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312259_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312259_en.html One in ten adolescents in Northern Ireland self-harm and that past exposure to the Northern Ireland conflict and social media are new associated risk factors. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT To copy or not to copy, that is the question http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312148_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_312148_en.html When do you know whether copying something is actually theft? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT Gaelic expert appointed Vice-Principal and Head of College http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311624_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311624_en.html Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh has been appointed Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow and Head of the College of Arts. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:11:00 GMT RSE appoints seven new Fellows from University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311365_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311365_en.html Seven academics from the University of Glasgow have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:30:00 GMT Divided by faith: Scottish researchers to put religion under the microscope http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311237_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_311237_en.html The new Scottish Religious Cultures Network will bring together university academics working in religion and religious cultures from across Scotland. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:55:00 GMT Appointment of two new Vice-Principals announced http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310892_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310892_en.html The University has announced the appointment of Professors Jonathan Cooper and Miles Padgett to new Vice-Principal positions. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:33:00 GMT Making medicine personal - State-of-the-art imaging centre to transform medicines. http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310962_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310962_en.html Patients are to benefit from £3 million funding for a new imaging centre which will contribute to the creation of personalised medicines Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:29:00 GMT Modern Catholic Schools serve local communities well http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310841_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310841_en.html Former General Teaching Council for Scotland Chief Executive Anthony Finn gave the 2014 Cardinal Winning Lecture. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 GMT Head of School of Engineering to discuss China collaboration on TV http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310964_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310964_en.html Professor John Marsh, Head of the School of Engineering, will be appearing on the Business Channel’s ‘China Prospects for Growth’ programme at 8:30pm next Tuesday (11 March). Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:34:00 GMT Café Scientifique celebrates 10 years in Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310648_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310648_en.html Café Scientifique, an initiative to foster greater public understanding of science, has celebrated 10 years in Glasgow. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT Scottish study to advance rugby player welfare http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310697_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310697_en.html Scottish Rugby is seeking the assistance of former international players with a ground-breaking medical project that could benefit future generations. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:00:00 GMT Research targeting developing world honoured by the Queen http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310641_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_310641_en.html Researchers from the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:36:00 GMT Research to search for Einstein’s missing link http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309465_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309465_en.html Physicists from the University of Glasgow have been awarded a £4.2 million grant to develop technologies to test for gravitational waves. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:40:00 GMT Glasgow Professor hailed as ‘Woman With Heart’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309298_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309298_en.html Professor Anna Dominiczak, a world-leading heart researcher, has been recognised as a ‘Woman With Heart’ for her outstanding contribution to helping UK heart patients. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT Order! Order! Researchers to study Parliamentary language http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309242_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309242_en.html Linguistics experts are launching the first project to measure how UK Parliamentary language has changed over the past 200 years Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:00:00 GMT Malaria mystery solved by scientists http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309080_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309080_en.html Researchers have unlocked the long-standing mystery of how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:27:00 GMT Previous rapid thinning of glacier sheds light on future Antarctic ice loss http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309085_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_309085_en.html New research, published this week in Science, suggests that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:14:00 GMT Students vote Edward Snowden as University Rector http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_308232_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_308232_en.html Students have elected Edward Snowden to serve as Rector of the University of Glasgow for the next three years. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:30:00 GMT New funding puts Rett Syndrome cure on the horizon http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307748_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307748_en.html Researchers are taking a step towards reversing the effects of a debilitating genetic disease and bring hope to tens of thousands of sufferers worldwide Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:46:00 GMT University celebrates 5 years of Gaelic residency scheme http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307585_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307585_en.html The University of Glasgow marked the 5th anniversary of its unique Gaelic language residency scheme, Taigh na Gàidhlig Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:36:00 GMT Scientists uncover potential new defence against hospital-acquired infections http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307273_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_307273_en.html Infection specialists have uncovered new evidence about how the human body’s immune system responds to invading germs – a finding which could help combat hospital-acquired infections in future. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:58:00 GMT University of Glasgow announces £100,000 in Talent Scholarships http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306931_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306931_en.html Talent and ability, rather than economic circumstance or background are by far the most important attributes for any prospective student to the University of Glasgow, something which the institution has again underlined with the announcement of an additional £100,000 in scholarships. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:00:00 GMT Fruit juice – just another sugary drink? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306830_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306830_en.html Drinking fruit juice is potentially just as bad for you as drinking sugar-sweetened drinks because of its high sugar content, two medical researchers have warned. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:30:00 GMT Father John Keenan, Bishop - elect of Paisley http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306917_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306917_en.html Pope Francis has appointed Father John Keenan, Catholic Chaplain to the University of Glasgow, as Bishop of Paisley. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:11:00 GMT Three new grants fund Big Data research in the Arts http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306356_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306356_en.html Researchers have been awarded grants to fund three major arts research projects that will help to analyse and evaluate ‘big data’ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 04:46:00 GMT New urban research centre to break down Big Data http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306335_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306335_en.html The University of Glasgow has received a share of £14 million funding to create a unique facility designed to research complex and cross-cutting urban issues Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:00:00 GMT ScottishPower Foundation scholarships open for energy and environment students http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306123_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306123_en.html The ScottishPower Foundation has announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants for the 2014/15 academic year. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:30:00 GMT Funding to fight fungal infections http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306090_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306090_en.html Mention fungal infections to most people and conditions like Athlete’s Foot might spring to mind – irksome but harmless. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:00:00 GMT Professor named amongst most influential biomedical researchers in world http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306067_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306067_en.html A University of Glasgow professor has been named as one of the most influential biomedical researchers in the world. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:00:00 GMT Written all over your face: humans express four basic emotions rather than six, says new study http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306019_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_306019_en.html Human beings are emotional creatures whose state of mind can usually be observed through their facial expressions. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:00:00 GMT Education key to reducing violent knife crime http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_305813_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_305813_en.html Education based interventions are more effective than any other initiative in tackling the scourge of knife crime. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 12:01:00 GMT Bad Public Policy is Stunting UK High Growth Potential http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_302251_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_302251_en.html Support for high-growth firms by the UK and Scottish Governments is substantially misconceived and could be holding back economic growth, according to new research to be published this week. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:30:00 GMT £10m Sensor Systems Innovation Centre for Scotland launched http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_302217_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_302217_en.html A new £10 million innovation hub, which will bring together Scotland’s universities with industry partners was launched in Glasgow by Fergus Ewing, MSP. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:00:00 GMT