MVLS News Archive: 2016
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:00:00 GMT
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:23:00 GMT
Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was today made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:57:00 GMT
The BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) has announced £18.9M of funding to support world-class industry-led collaborative doctoral training through Collaborative Training Partnerships (CTP).
Research shows ‘vital’ emergency service response continues alongside national drug overdose programme
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Researchers evaluating the impact of a national public health programme, aimed at reducing drug-related deaths, have found no clear association with a decrease in ambulance attendance to drug-related overdoses.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:59:00 BST
The ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedical research* have announced their animal research statistics, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2015.**
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:28:00 BST
The University of Glasgow is part of a new collaboration in genomic medicine sees Scotland join AstraZeneca’s global genomics initiative – further demonstrating Scotland’s ability to attract major industry projects.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:10:00 BST
There continues to be concern about the long term effects of concussion and repeated concussion in athletes, including boxers and rugby players who may sustain several concussive injuries throughout their career.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:00 BST
The University of Glasgow is one of four universities to benefit from research programme grants, totalling £17.7 million, that will develop new technologies to address the health issues of an aging UK population, Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 BST
Arboviruses – viruses transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes – pose a considerable threat to both human and animal health. Despite that, not enough is known about the complex interactions between the virus and the host, particularly in the early stages of infection.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 BST
Professor Sarah Cleaveland has been honoured by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her “outstanding contributions to veterinary science” and named as a “true champion of One Health” research.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:14:00 BST
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D – according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:15:00 BST
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made a second significant breakthrough in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia – using precision medicine to kill more than 90% of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) stem cells.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:53:00 BST
Scientists at the University of Glasgow are investigating how our ‘fight or flight’ mode plays a part in causing an abnormal heart rhythm, called atrial fibrillation, which markedly increases the risk of having a stroke.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:00:00 BST
Scientists have been able to use genetics to predict future outbreaks of vampire bat rabies virus (VBRV) on the Pacific coast of South America within four years – a scenario potentially affecting wildlife conservation, agriculture and human health.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:30:00 BST
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Inspiring City Awards at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Glasgow.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:01:00 BST
A new technique developed by biomedical engineers could help to unlock the full potential of a promising treatment for bone regeneration, creating better therapies for spinal injuries, bone grafts and other orthopaedic surgeries.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 BST
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment and find out where they might come into conflict with human activities.
Major grant awarded to new professor to discover how to design new medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:26:00 BST
Professor Andrew Tobin, an expert in protein receptors in the brain whose research is focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, will join the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) in September.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 BST
Around one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in the past year, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:00:00 BST
Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:30:00 BST
Ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide, but regional variation should be considered, says a new global collaborative study published in the Lancet and co-authored by Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS).
Analysis of milk using new technologies has identified potential biomarkers of mastitis, enabling real-time diagnostics and targeted therapeutics
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:24:00 BST
Scientists from the University of Glasgow and the Moredun Research Institute have published data from a comprehensive analysis of the changes that occur in milk during mastitis caused by a bacterial infection of the udder.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:00 BST
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:41:00 BST
An early stages test for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), developed by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Harald Mischak, has received a letter of support from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:21:00 BST
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:30:00 BST
A high level of fitness – the ability of the body to deliver oxygen to the muscles so that they can do work – and a high level of strength are both known to be associated with reduced risk of mortality.
Out of the mouths of babes: Researchers go straight to the source to understand the lives of children
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:30:00 BST
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:43:00 BST
The Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal has been awarded to Dr Heather Ferguson, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. One of the most prestigious awards in the field, the medal is given to research scientists with no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in zoology.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:12:00 BST
Professor Graeme Milligan, Dean of Research for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and the Gardiner Chair of Biochemistry at the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded the JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:30:00 BST
Researchers have developed techniques to recreate a personalised diary of an animal’s lifetime. The team from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine were able to recreate "nutritional timelines" that illuminate the past experiences of Serengeti wildebeest by looking only at the animals’ tail hair.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:00:00 BST
New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:52:00 BST
A new hard-hitting report into cancer services in Wales - written by the University of Glasgow's Institute for Health and Well-being - calls for an ambitious new plan to cope with growing numbers of people being diagnosed with the disease.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:20:00 BST
The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure, according to research presented today by a University of Glasgow academic at the British Cardiovascular Conference, in Manchester.
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:58:00 BST
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) have awarded Professor Mandy MacLean, Professor of Pulmonary Pharmacology, a further five years of programme grant funding of over £1m to further her research into the role of sex and sex hormones in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
The University of Glasgow is ranked as the top university in the prestigious BBSRC Excellence with Impact competition
Thu, 19 May 2016 14:43:00 BST
The University of Glasgow has been ranked the top university and overall runner-up in the prestigious national BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact competition.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:25:00 BST
Professor Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for her work on infectious diseases.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 BST
The risk of developing a mental health problem among people who have served in the Armed Forces is greatest in veterans who have served for the shortest period of time and becomes less with longer service, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:47:00 BST
The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) yesterday welcomed judges to the Queen Elizabeth University’s Teaching & Learning Centre as the college went through the final round of the prestigious BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Excellence with Impact Competition.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:45:00 GMT