Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:04:00 GMT
An international team of scientists and pharmaceutical collaborators have made a breakthrough ‘bench to bedside’ discovery, ten years in the making, which they hope will advance the future treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease in patients.
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:20:19 GMT
RACE, a University of Glasgow-led national centre for research into inflammatory arthritis, is proud to announce that all four of its partner University Rheumatology units – in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Oxford – have been awarded five year EULAR Centre of Excellence status until either 2025 or 2026.
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 15:52:00 GMT
People with multiple health conditions – known as multimorbidity – are at risk of unplanned admissions to hospital. Now, new research has found the rates of hospitalisation in these people are even higher if one of their conditions is chronic kidney disease.
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 13:00:00 GMT
A new study finds that low energy diets with formula meal replacements are the most effective methods of weight management and remission in adults with type 2 diabetes, while the macronutrient content is not important to outcomes.
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 12:26:31 GMT
The players’ union is funding recruitment of a small number of former players to the ongoing PREVENT Dementia study, a collaboration between PFA Scotland and researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, designed to explore the risk factors associated with dementia in former footballers.
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 12:37:17 GMT
A newly published extensive body of research into Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, has revealed new insights into the deadly parasitic disease that threatens the lives of millions of people in 36 sub-Saharan African countries.
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:30:49 BST
Researchers involved in a major COVID-19 study – launched in Scotland earlier in the year to understand the long-term health of people who have had COVID-19 – are encouraging the public to participate if they receive a new invitation.
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:53:00 BST
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:56:38 BST
A University of Glasgow spinout company has received a substantial multi-million Euro award from the European Union (EU) Malaria Fund, to extend their world-leading malaria research into a drug that will hopefully, one day, cure malaria and prevent the disease from spreading.
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 15:36:00 BST
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Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:40:00 BST
People who had higher pre-pandemic levels of depression or anxiety have been more severely affected by disruption to jobs and healthcare during the pandemic, according to a new study co-led by University of Glasgow researchers.
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:06:56 BST
Researchers have discovered a potential advancement in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), which they hope will one day offer an improved option for treating patients with this form of blood cancer.
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:28:58 BST
Scientists have developed a new machine learning method that can accurately predict which animal viruses could go on to infect humans in the future, using only information encoded in the viral genome.
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:13:00 BST
A new drug has shown promise in slowing the regrowth of tumours among some bowel cancer patients, according to new findings of a major trial run by researchers at UCL in collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow, Oxford, Leeds and Cardiff.
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 13:37:07 BST
Why is the Delta variant so virulent ? Why did it surpass the Beta variant so quickly? An innovation by a GSA-University of Glasgow Masters graduate is set to help understand why certain variants dominate and have the impact they do.
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:00:13 BST
A group of aquaculture researchers in Scotland is aiming to develop a simple and cost-effective mass testing tool that could significantly enhance fish health and wellbeing, by quickly and proactively detecting and differentiating between a range of cardiac conditions in salmon.
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:48:48 BST
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:41:11 BST
A coordinated and sustained programme of dog vaccination against rabies, is effective in preventing transmission of the deadly virus to humans and among animals, and remains key to rabies elimination.
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:44:31 BST
Initial data from the ongoing OCTAVE study shows that a significant proportion of clinically at-risk patients with certain immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions, mount a low, or undetectable, immune response after two doses of the same COVID-19 vaccine.
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:19:54 BST
University of Glasgow spinout SOLASTA Bio, specialising in the next generation of green insecticides, has secured seed investment of £1.3 million to support ongoing development of its unique nature-inspired pesticides, the first of their kind to be developed worldwide.
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 13:03:00 BST
A newer class of diabetes medications, called GLP-1 receptor agonists, has been shown to reduce the chance of heart attacks, strokes and death from cardiovascular disease by 14-15%, as well as all-cause mortality by 12-13%.
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 12:21:43 BST
Scientists have teamed with farmers from rural areas of Tanzania to track dozens of herds of cattle using satellite GPS (Global Positioning System) devices, to better understand how diseases can pass from one herd to another.
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:55:55 BST
The landmark, University of Glasgow-led research into lifelong health outcomes in former professional footballers, the FIELD study, has revealed further major insights into the link between football and risk of dementia.
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:24:50 BST
Using a more sensitive test than is commonly used in the NHS, researchers have been able to show, for the first time, that even mild kidney disease is associated with an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer.
Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:39:00 BST
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:24:15 BST
New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, in collaboration with Glasgow University, has found that teenagers who have self-harmed five or more times in their life have a significantly higher threshold for pain compared to adolescents that have not.
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:05:00 BST
86,780 ambulance callouts were identified as alcohol-related in 2019, using a new method based on the notes taken by paramedics at the scene. This figure, an average of more than 230 call-outs every day, is more than three times higher than previously reported.
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:57:00 BST
An at-risk species of fish has established itself in lochs across Scotland with the help of conservation managers and by rapidly adapting to its new environment, resulting in changes to their DNA, their ecology, and body shape, according to a new study.
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:39:00 BST
A new study reveals that having a normal metabolic profile does not mean that a person with obesity is actually healthy, since they face an increased risk of diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, and respiratory diseases.
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:53:46 BST
The University of Glasgow has signed an important 3.5 year inter-institutional agreement with the Central American organisation OIRSA, to better understand the corridors of viral spread of rabies in the region.
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:44:00 BST
Mon, 31 May 2021 13:17:42 BST
New research has shown that if people achieve and maintain substantial weight loss to manage their type 2 diabetes, many can also effectively control their high blood pressure and stop or cut down on their anti-hypertensive medication.
Wed, 26 May 2021 12:58:51 BST
What information is retained in a memory over time, and which parts get lost? These questions have led to many scientific theories over the years, and now a team of researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham have been able to provide some answers.
Thu, 20 May 2021 16:33:49 BST
Great tits living in cities are genetically different from great tits in the countryside. Researchers made the discovery after a unique study where they examined populations of great tits in nine large European cities, including Glasgow.
Thu, 13 May 2021 23:30:00 BST
New research has found that 78% of women prisoners in Scotland have a history of significant head injury – most of which occurred in the context of domestic abuse that often lasted over periods of several years.
Fri, 07 May 2021 07:30:00 BST
An international team of 91 scientists and conservationists, including from the University of Glasgow, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the United Nations’ Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:00:00 BST
World-leading rugby players, Shane Williams and Ben Kay, have signed up to a large-scale Alzheimer’s Society funded study. The research will look at important and unanswered questions, such as whether elite rugby players show more early warning signs of dementia than the general population.
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:30:00 BST
A stroke rehabilitation system, developed by MicroTransponder Inc and studied by a team at the University of Glasgow, has been shown to significantly improve arm impairment and function in people with long-term arm weakness after ischaemic stroke.
Marine experts sounding out salmon, basking sharks, skate, dolphins, whales and seals: Loughs Agency announces deployment of Europe’s largest fish counter
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:06:00 BST
The University of Glasgow is part of a unique marine research project led by Loughs Agency, which is underway to study the seas around Ireland and Western Scotland with the deployment of ‘Europe’s largest fish counter’.
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:01:00 BST
Two studies led by researchers from the University of Glasgow and King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at King’s College London have found there is little evidence that early recruitment to the UK Armed Forces is associated with an adverse impact on long-term mental health, despite previously raised concerns.
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 BST
A project at the University of Glasgow that is aiming to better understand the effects that COVID-19 infection has on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:00:00 BST
Patients receiving treatment for the “asbestos cancer”, Mesothelioma, are being assessed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of a prototype imaging system which could revolutionise the way people with the disease are care for.
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 01:01:00 BST
A protein frequently found in high levels in breast cancer cells helps tumours to survive and grow, and could be targeted with a new type of drug that is already being tested for other cancers, new research reveals.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:02:00 GMT
A new study suggests adults living with children are at no greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 – even during periods when schools are open and there is active transmission of SARS-CoV2 in the community.
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Scientists looking at the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have found that since December 2019 – and for the first 11 months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – there has been very little ‘important’ genetic change observed in the hundreds of thousands of sequenced virus genomes.
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is furthering its long-term commitment to working with organisations in Malawi with the establishment of an interdisciplinary collaboration network, bringing together colleges from across the University.
New Coronavirus Toolkit allows for ‘open access’ of antibodies and genetic tools to further global research into COVID-19 variants
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:01:00 GMT
An international consortium, led by scientists in Scotland, have devised a Coronavirus Toolkit which gives researchers from across the world open access to materials, including antibodies and genetic tools, which can be easily and immediately ordered via an online portal – to further research into COVID-19.
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 00:01:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has entered into a research collaboration with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, that aims to discover and validate the next generation of drug targets for immunological diseases.
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 01:00:00 GMT
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:55:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow today showcased the incredible work of the lab staff at the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recognising their vital part supporting the UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:30:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is joining a new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, which will be launched with £2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 01:01:00 GMT
A large study of UK adults who consume alcohol regularly has found that different patterns of alcohol consumption – including drinking wine, consuming alcohol with food and spreading alcohol intake over three to four days – could be associated with a lesser risk of alcohol-related negative health outcomes such as death.
International travel key to the introduction and early undetected community transmission of COVID-19 in Scotland
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Scientists sequencing virus samples from the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Scotland (and through the first wave) have found evidence of community transmission, driven by multiple introductions through international travel, as early as February 2020.