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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 Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443394_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443394_en.html LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. University of Glasgow plays key role in historic first detection. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:05:00 GMT HRH The Duke of York brings Pitch@Palace Tour to the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443106_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443106_en.html HRH The Duke of York was welcomed to the University of Glasgow by The Principal as part of his Pitch@Palace initiative. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:54:00 GMT Parents over peers: new study shines light on teenage drinking and parental influence http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443038_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443038_en.html A study of adolescents’ drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their drinking. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:30:00 GMT Students urged to apply for new ScottishPower Foundation Masters Scholarships http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443026_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_443026_en.html The ScottishPower Foundation has today announced 14 new post-graduate scholarship grants for the 2016/17 academic year. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:26:00 GMT New grant for research into Zika virus http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442894_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442894_en.html Researchers at the MRC Centre for Virus Research at the University of Glasgow will be working with a team at the Research Center Aggeu Magalhães at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Pernambuco, Brazil after receiving a joint award of around £300,000 to fund research into the Zika virus. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:59:00 GMT Proportion of home deaths falls in South-West Scotland http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442845_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442845_en.html Researchers based in South-West Scotland have studied the place of death of nearly 20,000 people in a bid to find out whether this pattern changed over time. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:01:00 GMT First Minister announces £4m ‘Precision Medicine Ecosystem’ http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442823_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442823_en.html The University of Glasgow is set to become a key player in a Scottish “global centre of excellence” in precision medicine, tackling diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, thanks to a £4 million government investment. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:57:00 GMT Glass cones shine new light on radially polarised beams http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442537_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442537_en.html Physicists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new and inexpensive way to make radially polarised white light, which could help scientific advances in astronomy and microscopy. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT Kelvin Hall transformation on target http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442627_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442627_en.html The redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks is taking shape and well on target for completion in the summer.Kelvin Hall is being transformed into one of the biggest museum and academic research centres in the UK, and will also house a public sporting and museums facility as well as becoming home to the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Screen Archive. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Glasgow postgraduate puts the learning into “Learning Cities” http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442698_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442698_en.html Sherwan Taha, a graduate of the School of Education, is putting his learning into practice in his home city of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan as he seeks to turn it into the kind of “Learning City” he learned about in class. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:00:00 GMT Researchers discover new way to screen for cancer-killing drugs http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442124_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_442124_en.html A technique called “mito-priming” is the latest method to be developed by researchers in the fight against cancer. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 03:20:00 GMT Rock solid – or like a rolling stone? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441775_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441775_en.html New research shows rock coasts vulnerable to storm damage Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:01:00 GMT Forth and Clyde Canal artworks unveiled http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441455_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441455_en.html New public art installations will be unveiled along the Forth and Clyde Canal this weekend. The University of Glasgow's Dr Minty Donald is involved. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:03:00 GMT Five MVLS academics named as Highly Cited Researchers http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441400_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441400_en.html Five academics from the college of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) at the University of Glasgow have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in 2015. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:11:00 GMT Sex life of sleeping sickness parasite could lead to its own extinction http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441346_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_441346_en.html A parasite which kills thousands of people each year in sub-Saharan Africa arose comparatively recently, and its unusual sex life may lead to its own extinction, scientists have found. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:48:00 GMT Research shows link between young people’s mental health and future inequality http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440387_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440387_en.html Mental health issues in early adulthood can impact upon a person’s future life chances, a new study has shown Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:28:00 GMT Joint Degree in Nursing launched with Singapore Institute of Technology http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440411_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440411_en.html The University of Glasgow and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) are launching a new joint degree programme in Nursing. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:00:00 GMT Taking Burns to the people http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440134_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440134_en.html Robert Burns was a man of the people, writing poetry and prose for all, and that is the same ethic behind a new free online Burns course being launched by the University of Glasgow.The free course will take Burns to the people when it is launched on Burns Night making the Scottish Bard’s work even more accessible. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:44:00 GMT New course sheds light on antiquities trafficking and art crime underworld http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440090_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_440090_en.html A free online course, starting on 1 February, draws from archaeology, criminology, art history and law to offer a glimpse into the underworld of illegal art and antiquities trafficking. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Economic impact survey shows University of Glasgow success story http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439772_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439772_en.html The University of Glasgow sustains more than £1.5bn of output in Scotland, according to ‘Inspiring Economic Impact’, a survey commissioned by the University. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:00:00 GMT Shakespeare and Burns go head to head http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439668_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439668_en.html In the year the world prepares to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and just days before the annual celebrations of Robert Burns’ birth, leading academics will gather at Burns’ birthplace to compare and contrast the two literary greats. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:30:00 GMT Organ ‘biological age’ could predict transplant success http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439507_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439507_en.html Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has revealed. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Brain Receptor Regulates Fat Burning in Cells http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439275_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439275_en.html Suppressing levels of a specific brain receptor can help to protect against diet-induced obesity as well as health concerns such as type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:20:00 GMT New book shines light on Scots and the Easter Rising http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439201_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439201_en.html The role Scots played in Ireland’s Easter Rising is the focus of a new book being launched to mark the 1916 centenary. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT £4m grant for cutting-edge sensor systems research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439171_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439171_en.html Work is beginning on a new research project led by four UK universities that aims to deliver smarter, more reliable sensor based systems. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:55:00 GMT Scottish ministers launch education policies at University-hosted conference http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439067_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_439067_en.html An international conference, hosted by the University, was the launchpad this week for major Scottish Government announcements on school education. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 04:00:00 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 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy offers long-term benefits for people with depression http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438941_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438941_en.html People with depression, that have not responded fully to treatment with antidepressants, benefit from receiving additional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new study has found. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT New Year Honours http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438751_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438751_en.html New Year Honours for the University of Glasgow Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:38:00 GMT Symposium looks at the pioneering legacy of Scottish scientists in the field of tropical disease http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438456_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438456_en.html They were far removed from the developing countries whose diseases they were studying, yet Scottish doctors and scientists have been at the forefront of research into tropical diseases, like sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis, since the late 19th century. Fri, 01 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Start-up has potential to save stroke victims lives http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438449_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438449_en.html Glasgow-based company Aurum Biosciences Ltd is developing an innovative product with the potential to save and improve the lives of thousands of people who have suffered a stroke. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:20:00 GMT Two thirds of IVF couples will have a baby after six attempts http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438380_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438380_en.html Couples seeking fertility treatment should view IVF as a multiple cycle process rather than a “single shot”, according to new research. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:56:00 GMT Quit smoking for the sake of your pets http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438291_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438291_en.html Smokers are being urged to quit smoking for their New Year resolution for the sake of the health of their pets. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow researchers working to combat growing rapid global spread of Zika virus http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438281_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438281_en.html The Zika virus, which is carried by Aedes mosquitos and was previously a slow pandemic, is on the rise across the Americas, and its rapid spread is causing serious concern to health officials. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 02:05:00 GMT Breakthrough for video-pill cancer imaging http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438089_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438089_en.html Researchers have found a way to make swallowable cameras more effective at detecting cancers of the throat and gut. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT Forgetting is key to learning http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437758_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437758_en.html Do you often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information coming at you? Forgotten your shopping list as soon as you’ve heard the sports results? Don’t worry, it’s all completely normal – and necessary – according to new research which shows that such forgetting is a key part of learning. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow response to the Scottish budget http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438005_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_438005_en.html Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, comments on today's Scottish budget. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 06:13:00 GMT ‘Stay on target’: University of Glasgow researchers set sights on Star Wars http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437936_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437936_en.html Nearly 40 years after the release of the first Star Wars movie, is science getting any closer to bringing the films' fantastic technologies to life? Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT Principal joins REF review http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437920_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437920_en.html Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to join a UK-wide review to improve university research funding. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:09:00 GMT £2m grant for University of Glasgow-led soft tissue mechanics research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437865_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437865_en.html A new research centre which aims to develop new mathematics for multiscale soft tissue modelling targeted at heart disease and cancer has received £2m in funding. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:24:00 GMT When a picture speaks a thousand words http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437733_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437733_en.html One of the most prestigious prizes for literacy research and practice in the United States has been awarded to a team led by the University's School of Education. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:00:00 GMT ESRC and Horizon 2020 Success for Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437521_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437521_en.html The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education has been awarded two major research projects, both led by Dr Oscar Valiente. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 06:00:00 GMT 'Unprecedented’ storms and floods are more common than we think http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437014_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437014_en.html The recent ‘unprecedented’ flooding in north-west England might be more common than currently believed, a group of scientists has warned. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:50:00 GMT Young people turn to social media for advice on managing health conditions http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437004_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_437004_en.html Social media is now a key source of information for many young adults with chronic health conditions, a new study conducted by University of Glasgow researchers has found. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:21:00 GMT Researchers on track for ‘racetrack memory’ breakthrough http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436996_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436996_en.html New research from the Universities of Glasgow and Leeds could be an important step towards creating faster, higher-capacity, lower-power data storage. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:38:00 GMT University of Glasgow holds funeral and memorial service for William McIlvanney http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436970_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436970_en.html A funeral and memorial service will be held this week at the University of Glasgow for alumnus William McIlvanney. Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:34:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates successful LISA Pathfinder launch http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436304_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436304_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow are celebrating the successful launch of the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:27:00 GMT Bigger is not better when it comes to lifespan http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436036_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_436036_en.html Research looking at how DNA changes with body size may help scientists to explain why taller individuals tend to have shorter lives. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT GP funding disadvantages patients in deprived areas http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435724_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435724_en.html General Practice funding systems in Scotland are “part of the problem” of health inequality, and do not match clinical need in deprived areas where multi-morbidity is highest. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:48:00 GMT University of Glasgow project set to rocket into space http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435716_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435716_en.html University of Glasgow project set to rocket into space Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:08:00 GMT Good food for all – cultivating a new approach http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435703_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435703_en.html Voltaire would have approved – new research shows there are distinct benefits in cultivating one’s garden, particularly if it is a community garden. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT University theatre artist wins £40,000 arts prize http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435419_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435419_en.html Theatre director and creative artist Graham Eatough has won the £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for his collaborative film commission looking at the life of author Anthony Burgess. Graham, a teaching assistant in Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, won the prestigious arts prize with Glasgow based co-artist Stephen Sutcliffe. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:57:00 GMT University of Glasgow supports quantum leap in high school teaching http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435046_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_435046_en.html University experts are joining forces with local high school teachers to help Higher and Advanced Higher pupils understand more about quantum technology. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:35:00 GMT Can eating less meat help reduce climate change? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434501_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434501_en.html In the week before governments assemble in Paris to agree a global climate deal, a new study by the Glasgow University Media Group and researchers from Chatham House in London looks at international attitudes to mass production of meat and examines whether we will consume less to help the fight against climate change. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT University signs Memorandum of Understanding with The Glasgow School of Art http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434481_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434481_en.html The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Glasgow have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening links. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:54:00 GMT Brain protein key to identifying high risk concussion http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434421_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434421_en.html Doctors may soon be able to pinpoint those most at risk of prolonged and serious symptoms of concussion using a simple blood test. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:23:00 GMT New research offers quantum leap for long-distance secure communications http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434367_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_434367_en.html A new telecommunications technique which harnesses quantum technology could lead to a much more secure form of worldwide internet communications. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT University shines light on Erskine archive http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433195_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433195_en.html Historical documents and artefacts charting the history of Erskine Hospital, some of which lay hidden in a derelict room for years, have been recovered and are being formally catalogued for the first time. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:01:00 GMT Research breakthrough could lead to better prostate cancer treatment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433791_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433791_en.html Cancer researchers have identified a gene which could help doctors to predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:35:00 GMT University of Glasgow researchers make graphene production breakthrough http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433699_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433699_en.html University researchers have found a way to produce large sheets of graphene using the same cheap type of copper used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries found in many household devices. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:01:00 GMT Major prize for University leukaemia researcher http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433666_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433666_en.html Professor Tessa Holyoake, a University cancer specialist, has been awarded the Scottish Cancer Foundation’s inaugural prize. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:54:00 GMT Fast-moving rivers ‘breathe’ like humans http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433271_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433271_en.html Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:10:00 GMT Students rate the University of Glasgow in the UK top 10 for careers advice http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433171_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_433171_en.html The University of Glasgow has made it into the Top 10 of UK universities for student satisfaction with their careers service. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Changing Scots accent stays true to its roots http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432600_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432600_en.html The Scots accent is changing but unlike England where evidence shows many regional accents are becoming more homogenised the Scots accent appears to be sticking to its roots north of the border. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT Research sheds new light on origins of Earth’s water http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432707_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432707_en.html Researchers have found that water has been a fundamental part of Earth since it was formed 4.5 billion years ago. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:01:00 GMT Women's equality battle in WW1 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432300_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432300_en.html The role women played in WW1 giving rise to greater empowerment and strengthening the Suffragette Movement is the focus of a star studded symposium this weekend. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:00:00 GMT Dream collaboration for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432249_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_432249_en.html Four of Scotland’s leading education and arts institutions are joining forces to create a unique collaboration of music, dance, drama and visual arts to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Shakespeare. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:10:00 GMT A tale of two cities: researchers reveal what connects and what separates the young people of Glasgow and Hong Kong http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431835_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431835_en.html Youngsters in Glasgow’s East End “hang out” together online rather than outdoors. In contrast, in Hong Kong, where outdoor space is at a greater premium, young people are increasingly congregating on the streets. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT First images from 3D Definitive Human Project are revealed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431607_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431607_en.html The first images of a collaboration to build a 3D Definitive Human have been unveiled. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT Epidarex Capital leads initial investment in international diabetes start up http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431524_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_431524_en.html Caldan Therapeutics, a spin-out company from the Universities of Glasgow and Southern Denmark, has announced a £4.45 million ‘Series A’ investment led by Epidarex Capital. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:10:00 GMT Political speeches, puns and putdowns go online http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430485_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430485_en.html Every Parliamentary political speech and putdown from 1803 to 2005 go online from today, compiled by University of Glasgow researchers. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:02:00 GMT Distant Voices: Silent Seconds – an EP written by prisoners and musicians sheds light on crime and punishment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430574_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430574_en.html Distant Voices, a project which has developed songwriting in Scottish prisons as an innovative rehabilitation programme, will be launched officially on Monday, November 9. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:00:00 GMT Kids set for Bacteria Combat with launch of new app http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430215_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430215_en.html A new game developed by a PhD student from the University of Glasgow is aiming to help kids understand more about the complicated system of bacteria which live in their gut and how they are affected by antibiotics. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:37:00 GMT University of Glasgow confirmed as Living Wage employer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430174_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_430174_en.html University of Glasgow Principal and Vice-Chancellor Anton Muscatelli announced today (Monday 2 November) that the University is an accredited Living Wage employer and has signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT New research traces hepatitis C infections in Scotland back to WWII http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429803_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429803_en.html The roots of hepatitis C infection in Scotland date back to the Second World War, according to new research from the Centre for Virus Research. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT Urine analysis could help to slow age-related diseases http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429789_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429789_en.html University of Glasgow researchers have made a major contribution to the biggest-ever study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the ageing process. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:03:00 GMT Scotland takes aim at precision medicine breakthroughs with Catapult http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429623_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429623_en.html Glasgow has been named as the base of one of six regional centres of excellence by the Precision Medicine Catapult. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT Ground broken on groundbreaking £16m Imaging Centre of Excellence http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429608_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429608_en.html Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP helped to break ground to mark the construction of a new University of Glasgow-led clinical imaging centre today (Monday 26 October). Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:47:00 GMT Academic advisor appointment for Chris Chapman http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429850_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429850_en.html Professor Chris Chapman of the University of Glasgow has been appointed as Senior Academic Advisor to the Scottish Attainment Challenge. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:33:00 GMT Thomas Muir comes in from the cold http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429533_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429533_en.html The 18th Century political reformer Thomas Muir who voluntarily expelled himself from the University of Glasgow in 1785 is coming in from the cold. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Further collaboration talks with Smithsonian http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429528_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429528_en.html Further possible collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the Smithsonian will be discussed at a special meeting in Washington DC today. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT Masters student scoops literary prize http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429472_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429472_en.html University of Glasgow Masters student Dr Martin Cathcart Froden has won the £10,000 Dundee International Book Prize with his debut novel, Devil Take The Hindmost. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:00:00 GMT Inauguration ceremony for Glasgow-Nankai Joint Graduate School http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429092_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429092_en.html Centuries-old links between Scotland and China were further strengthened today (Wednesday, October 21, 2015) with the celebration of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School at an inaugural ceremony in China. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 03:00:00 GMT Researchers publish analysis of giant panda milk http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429060_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_429060_en.html A five-year study of giant pandas by Glasgow researchers has uncovered previously unknown details of the complex changes that a female bear’s milk undergoes immediately after birth. The findings may have implications for rearing in other species, including humans. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT International recognition for One Health scientist http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_428548_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_428548_en.html Professor of Comparative Epidemiology Sarah Cleaveland is the first University of Glasgow researcher to be awarded the honour from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow’s medical teaching and research ranked in world’s top 50 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427685_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427685_en.html The University of Glasgow’s teaching and research in clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects is among the 50 best on the planet, according to the influential Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 02:08:00 GMT Environmental changes disrupt seasonal rhythms of life http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427515_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427515_en.html Plants and animals, including humans, show strong seasonal cycles in health, behaviour and abundance, but these “rhythms of life” are being disrupted, according to a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT Major international prize for University of Glasgow mathematician http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427381_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_427381_en.html Professor Raymond Ogden has been named as the 2016 recipient of a prestigious solid mechanics award. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:07:00 GMT Choral Stimulation hit the high notes on The Naked Choir http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426997_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426997_en.html The University's a cappella singing group Choral Stimulation are proving to be pitch perfect with audiences thanks to their appearances on the BBC programme The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:45:00 GMT University of Glasgow Appoints New Convener of Court http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426717_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426717_en.html The University has appointed Elizabeth Passey as a new Convener of Court. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:45:00 GMT Can a chemical search engine explain how life began on Earth? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426436_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_426436_en.html Scientists have developed a new form of ‘chemical search engine’ which could provide clues to the origins of life on Earth. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:57:00 GMT Owners of Burns’s favourite “howff” donate collection of the Bard’s books to the Solway Centre http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425823_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425823_en.html Owners of Burns’s favourite “howff” donate collection of the Bard’s books to the Solway Centre Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gas ‘fingerprinting’ could help energy industry manage carbon dioxide storage http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425728_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425728_en.html A new technique for monitoring carbon dioxide could help the energy industry’s efforts to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, scientists have found. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:49:00 GMT From a Fallow Field - echoes from 100 years ago http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425643_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425643_en.html Drew Mulholland, who is composer in residence in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and department of Physics and Astronomy, has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos by premiering a new work. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 03:17:00 GMT Walk Well programme fails to deliver step change in physical activity levels of adults with intellectual disabilities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425557_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425557_en.html The first study into the effectiveness of a walking programme to help adults with intellectual disabilities become more physically active has found that existing approaches have no real impact. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:00:00 GMT University wins three Athena SWAN awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425455_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425455_en.html The Institute of Health and Wellbeing has won a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver departmental award while the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Computing Science have gained Bronze awards. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scientists uncover a new layer in visual brain imaging http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425333_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_425333_en.html Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain perceives the world by using high resolution high field MRI to study activity in different layers of the visual cortex in great detail. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:08:00 GMT Global rankings rise for the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424902_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424902_en.html The University of Glasgow has risen to 76th place in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings: up 18 places on the 94th spot achieved in 2014-15 and the highest ever placing for the University. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:01:00 GMT Historic John Logie Baird collection saved http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424753_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424753_en.html The world’s oldest surviving transmission recording made by television pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved by the University of Glasgow. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT Quantum Technology Fellowship for leading University researcher http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424744_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424744_en.html Professor Douglas Paul has been announced as one of a series of leading researchers who will share in a £12 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:17:00 GMT £23 million Centre for Virus Research officially opened http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424743_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424743_en.html A new £23 million facility for virus research has been officially opened by Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser, HM Government. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Glasgow set for inspirational research activities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424527_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424527_en.html Glasgow will join 280 cities across Europe to celebrate European Researchers’ Night on Friday (September 25) – bringing together some of the most inspiring researchers in the city with an extravaganza of shows, talks, family activities, comedy and discovery. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:05:00 GMT Businesses happier to show green credentials than social conscience http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424394_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424394_en.html Big business is better at thinking green than acting with a social conscience, according to a Scottish research project. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT Glasgow-Nankai partnership shares funding to research urban transformation in China http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424352_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424352_en.html George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced that a joint research project between the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Nankai University in China has shared a £1.5m award focused on urban transformations in China. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMT Scots beat Inuit in words for snow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424233_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424233_en.html It is often said that the Inuit have 50 different words for snow but researchers have discovered that the Scots have even more. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT UK and Chinese social scientists to investigate China’s urban transformation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424040_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_424040_en.html Researchers from Glasgow, Sheffield and Beijing are to work together to study the transformation of China’s cities as migrants move from rural to urban environments in greater numbers. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMT Major success for Glasgow in QS Stars University Ratings http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_420174_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_420174_en.html The University of Glasgow has picked up nine top awards in the QS Stars University Ratings, including the highest-possible overall rating. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:57:00 GMT Scottish Parliament hears evidence on palliative care from University expert http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_423323_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_423323_en.html A leading University of Glasgow academic has given evidence at a Scottish Parliament inquiry, answering their questions on his report on palliative care in Scotland. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:19:00 GMT First glimpse of rare Peruvian animals revealed in camera trap footage http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_420108_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_420108_en.html A series of remarkable new camera trap videos has revealed the first ever footage of a critically endangered bird, the Sira Currasow, and has confirmed the presence of the vulnerable spectacled bear, on which the children’s character Paddington Bear is based, in the Sira Communal Reserve of Peru. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:42:00 GMT Charities benefit from Computing Science student support http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419923_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419923_en.html A School of Computing Science initiative which offers local charities IT assistance from undergraduate students is being hailed as a major success. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety and depression http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419871_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419871_en.html The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers, according to a new study from the School of Psychology. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT A series of measures to support refugee students has been launched. http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419657_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419657_en.html The University of Glasgow is to introduce a series of measures to support refugee students who have settled in the UK. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 03:00:00 GMT Act first and think later: Separate brain systems process the consequences of our decisions http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418740_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418740_en.html To avoid repeating the same mistakes and learn to make the good choices, our brain needs to correctly evaluate the consequences of our decisions. Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:00:00 GMT Student entrepreneurs face off in tech pitching competition http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419142_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_419142_en.html A student-developed app which aims to help users broaden their social or professional circles has taken the top prize in a School of Computing Science technology-pitching competition. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:30:00 GMT Anyone for 16th-century tennis? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418966_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418966_en.html The University's Special Collections team have uncovered what they believe to be the earliest images of a game of tennis. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:27:00 GMT Glasgow shortlisted for University of the Year award for second year running http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418905_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418905_en.html The University of Glasgow has been nominated for four prestigious Times Higher Education Awards, including the University of the Year award for the second year running. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:17:00 GMT “Archaeology is for Everyone” strategy launched at EAA conference hosted by the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418883_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418883_en.html The new archaeology strategy for Scotland has been launched in Glasgow at the first annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists to be held in Scotland. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow space tech ready for liftoff http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418437_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418437_en.html A new piece of technology which will help in the search for gravitational waves is setting off for South America on its final earthbound journey before heading to space. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Baby foods packed with fruit & vegetables, but unlikely to encourage children to eat their greens http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418227_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418227_en.html Commercial baby foods contain large amounts of vegetables but are probably too sweet to encourage children to eat their greens, say scientists. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:00:00 GMT Critical illnesses cause 1 in 20 cancer patients to be admitted to intensive care, with 25% dying http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418428_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418428_en.html Critical illness may affect chances of surviving cancer, a new study has found. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:00:00 GMT To SHARE is to care about development of precision medicine in Scotland http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418396_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_418396_en.html A project aimed at encouraging the public to allow any spare blood left over from routine sampling to be retained has launched in Glasgow. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing: A scientific basis for regulation by depth http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417882_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417882_en.html Data which suggests a benefit to limiting deep-sea trawling in European waters to a depth of 600 metres has been published in the journal Current Biology. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417874_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417874_en.html In the animal world, sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT Laura Muir set for World Athletics Championship final http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417902_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417902_en.html Veterinary medicine student Laura Muir is also one of Scotland’s top middle-distance runners. Tomorrow, she’ll compete in her first-ever global final in the women’s 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:15:00 GMT Genetic re-assortment shapes evolutionary and epidemiological changes in Bluetongue virus http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417785_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_417785_en.html The repeated emergence of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) amongst European livestock in recent decades has been shaped by its ability to re-assort its genes, a study has found. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Heavy smoking may lead to a fatter stomach http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416481_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416481_en.html Fear of weight gain is one reason smokers give for not kicking the habit, but new research suggests heavy smokers are more likely to develop pot bellies. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Selective breeding can produce salmon resistant to sea lice http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416474_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416474_en.html Salmon can be selectively bred to be resistant to sea lice, a new study has found. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416472_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416472_en.html New research suggests serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT Badger persecution does not reduce bovine tuberculosis risk to cattle http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416407_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416407_en.html The debate over the role of badgers in spreading bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and what to do about it, continues to rage in the UK. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:00:00 GMT 'Brainy' mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416320_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416320_en.html Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene, but found the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Closure of Clyde spawning ground ‘too little, too late’ to help floundering cod stocks http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416059_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416059_en.html Measures introduced over a decade ago to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde were “too little, too late”, a new study finds. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT Project to make technology-assisted healthcare and living a reality faces five key challenges http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415607_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415607_en.html From wearables to smartphone apps, people are being encouraged to self-manage their healthcare and promote their well-being proactively by using new technology. But is the UK ready for this approach? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:00:00 GMT Scientists from Glasgow and Pwani join forces to combat disease http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415230_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415230_en.html A partnership agreement to promote joint scientific research and education programmes – with a focus on tropical diseases - has been signed by the University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:00:00 GMT Top in Scotland in National Student Survey 2015 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416130_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_416130_en.html The University of Glasgow, a place that celebrates world-changing, inspiring people, has been ranked top in Scotland and third in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey 2015. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:44:00 GMT Scientists investigate whether fish could evolve to become less catchable http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415014_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415014_en.html Intensive fishing prompts much concern and debate over sustainability of fish stocks, but could it also be driving evolutionary changes that render fish of the future less catchable? Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT European funding for hypertension study http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415112_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_415112_en.html Scientists at the University of Glasgow are part of a Europe-wide consortium that has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant of €7.6 million to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine hypertension. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Multi-platform media and the digital challenge – an analysis http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414931_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414931_en.html The UK media sector’s rapid expansion onto new, multiple digital platforms in the face of tighter financial budgets has encouraged more emphasis on strongly branded and high impact content, according to University of Glasgow research which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Researchers from Glasgow and Pune share a place in the Sun. http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414669_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414669_en.html Astronomers from Glasgow in Scotland and Pune in India are working together to study eruptions on the Sun, following the renewal of the partnership agreement between the University of Glasgow and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune (IISER-Pune). Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT Scotland’s First Minister heralds first joint postgraduate venture between a UK and Chinese university on Chinese soil http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414335_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414335_en.html Scotland’s First Minister has described the inauguration of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School – the first postgraduate higher education programme to be set up on a Chinese university campus in partnership with a UK institution – as a tribute to the international standing of her country’s university sector. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT £3.4m boost to precision medicine research in Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414288_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_414288_en.html The University of Glasgow’s position as a leading centre for the development of precision medicine has been bolstered by the award of £3.4 million. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow picks up prestigious Herald Higher Education Awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_413674_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_413674_en.html The University of Glasgow’s contribution to national life was recognised with three major awards at the inaugural Herald Higher Education Awards last night. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:09:00 GMT Glasgow joins MRC, GSK and four other UK universities to crack difficult disease areas http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412855_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412855_en.html The University of Glasgow is joining forces with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to collaborate on a unique open innovation research initiative aimed at improving scientists’ understanding of inflammatory diseases that present a serious burden to patients. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT Scientists expect evolutionary changes from loud, bright world http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412895_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412895_en.html Humans take for granted the noise and lights associated with cities and other developments across the landscape. For other creatures, these noisy and bright conditions lead to changes in behavior and activity such as the timing or pitch of a bird song in the morning. Scientists have long recorded these changes and now seek to understand whether these altered environments are driving evolution itself. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:02:00 GMT Celtic academics from across the world prepare for major international conference http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412294_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412294_en.html The 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies is returning to Scotland for the first time in 20 years. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:59:00 GMT Glasgow partners in research project to prevent complications after stroke http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412288_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412288_en.html Scientists from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with colleagues from 17 partner institutions across Europe to assess a strategy for preventing complications after stroke in elderly patients. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:00:00 GMT Nutritional health promotion: the message is not getting across, and terms get hijacked for commercial marketing http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412251_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412251_en.html The general public is confused about how foods provide a mix of nutrients, what the body needs and what a ‘nutritionally balanced’ or nutritionally complete diet is, according to a new study. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT Searing Sun seen in X-rays http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412240_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412240_en.html X-rays light up the surface of our Sun in a bouquet of colours in this new image containing data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMT First World War trench reconstructions coming to Pollok Country Park http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412136_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_412136_en.html This summer, Allied and German trench systems from the First World War will be built in Pollok Country Park to create Digging In: World War I trench reconstructions for education and experiment. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT Martian gems could point to evidence of life http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411822_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411822_en.html Scientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:30:00 GMT Her Majesty The Queen officially opens south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching & Learning Centre http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411680_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411680_en.html Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new south Glasgow hospitals and Teaching and Learning Centre at a ceremony attended by 300 guests. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMT Metaphor Map to give bird’s eye view on metaphorical usage over the centuries http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411004_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411004_en.html English language metaphors are “as old as the hills” – or 13 centuries old at the very least – researchers at the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow have found. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:01:00 GMT Former athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson receives honorary degree http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411183_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411183_en.html The University of Glasgow conferred an honorary degree on Baroness Grey-Thompson, the former athlete and incumbent Member of the House of Lords. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:20:00 GMT Adam Smith Business School earns triple accreditation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411115_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411115_en.html The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has joined an elite group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools that hold triple accreditation. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Body fights clogged arteries with localised immune response http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411104_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411104_en.html Scientists have discovered an immune response in an animal model that appears to provide protection against clogged arteries – atherosclerosis. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Pantomime Science http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411101_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411101_en.html Science and pantomime: two disparate worlds? Oh no, they’re not! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Broadcaster Neil Oliver honoured by the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410993_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410993_en.html The archaeologist, broadcaster, journalist and writer, Neil Oliver, is to be given an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow at a ceremony at its Dumfries campus. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:30:00 GMT “It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine” http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410971_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410971_en.html Public health researchers at the University have carried out the first detailed studies of how newspaper articles represent eating disorders in men. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Success for University of Glasgow at impact awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410800_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410800_en.html University of Glasgow research projects which aimed to help deepen understanding of the motivations of people who go missing and the importance of ‘business angel’ investment have received major awards for their impact on public life. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMT Glasgow engineering team to present research at Royal Society Summer Exhibition http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410944_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410944_en.html A team from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow has been selected to present their research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 29 June – 5 July, together with collaborators from Imperial College London and Aston University. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Professor Anna Dominiczak to deliver Trades House lecture on precision medicine http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410824_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410824_en.html The Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow will deliver this year’s Trades House of Glasgow Lecture on Thursday 9 July. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Funding for research to improve robots’ ability to recognise surroundings http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410341_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410341_en.html Scientists at the University of Glasgow have joined forces with British and American colleagues in a project that may ultimately help robots become more autonomous through recognising and understand everyday scenes. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Commonwealth Games were ‘worth it’ say East End residents http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410324_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410324_en.html Findings from a study of the impacts of the Commonwealth Games on the East End of Glasgow are published today. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:10:00 GMT Teaching area to be named in honour of Charles Kennedy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408997_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408997_en.html A memorial fund has been set up to commemorate the life of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:39:00 GMT The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural Gifts Scheme http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409933_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409933_en.html Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy has been allocated to The Hunterian under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Hunterian is the first Scottish museum and art gallery to be given a work under the scheme introduced by the UK Government in 2013. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:42:00 GMT Scottish-Canadian links, forged in history, gain impetus in new strategic partnership http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409792_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409792_en.html Historic links stretching back more than two-and-a-half centuries between the Universities of Glasgow and McGill in Montreal have been cemented in a Memorandum of Agreement which will deliver substantial benefits to staff and students in the future. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Canadian links honoured by University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409593_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409593_en.html The Principal of McGill University in Canada is one of 19 individuals who will receive honorary degrees this summer from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT University staff honoured in Queen's Birthday list http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409728_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409728_en.html Two University of Glasgow academics have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday list released at the weekend. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:57:00 GMT New funding to shed light on ancient Pacific textile craft http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409370_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409370_en.html Unique, preserved textiles from the Pacific Islands are coming under the microscope, courtesy of an innovative collaboration between textile conservation experts at the University of Glasgow, botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and barkcloth specialists at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:00:00 GMT Study will identify ways of supporting over-50s back into work http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408925_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408925_en.html Helping the unemployed over 50s back into work is the focus of a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:29:00 GMT Mountaineering professor puts Sherpas under occupational health spotlight http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408863_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408863_en.html As tough jobs go, guiding tourists up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas must be high up the list. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT New funding allocated to support PhD research in the Arts and Humanities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408458_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408458_en.html The world’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities, which is hosted by the University of Glasgow, has announced its first round of applied doctoral studentship grants. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:43:00 GMT Large Hadron Collider physics data collection begins again http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408443_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408443_en.html University of Glasgow scientists are welcoming the restart of physics data collection at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:29:00 GMT Scientists reach for the Moon at GFT screening http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408424_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408424_en.html University of Glasgow researchers have teamed up with the Glasgow Science Festival for a screening and discussion of the 2009 sci-fi movie Moon on Tuesday June 9. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:24:00 GMT University mourns passing of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408296_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408296_en.html Tributes have been paid from all sectors of the University community to Charles Kennedy: distinguished politician, alumnus of the University of Glasgow and a former student rector: who has died suddenly at his home in Fort William at the age of 55. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:34:00 GMT University handed keys to new Teaching & Learning Building http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408269_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408269_en.html The University of Glasgow has received the keys to the new Teaching & Learning Centre at the South Glasgow University Hospital. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:38:00 GMT