Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:26:00 BST
A new study co-authored by Daniel Streiker, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, and led by researchers from Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, describes a new DNA method to efficiently screen many vampire bat blood meal and faecal samples with a high success rate and thereby determine which animals the vampire bats have fed on blood from.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 BST
A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods.
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 BST
Recommended alcohol limits in many countries should be lowered to around 100g/week for men and women, according to an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 19 countries, published today in The Lancet.
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 BST
From the emotional burden of immigration and integration, to the science of developing emotionally intelligent social robots, understanding how and why we feel angry, joyful, or terrified can tell scientists a lot about who we are, what pushes our emotional buttons, and how emotion influences our behaviours.
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:15:00 BST
People who have served in the Armed Forces are more likely to suffer from peripheral arterial disease - clogged arteries in their legs - than people who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:46:00 GMT
Treatment-resistance in patients with one of the most aggressive types of blood cancer may be overcome by combining a new targeted drug called venetoclax with chemotherapy, researchers at the University of Glasgow have shown.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:10:00 GMT
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:00 GMT
A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:08:00 GMT
Scotland’s marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 ‘pulses’ created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:26:00 GMT
People with learning disabilities are suffering from a far greater number of illnesses than had been previously understood, adding to concerns that life-threatening conditions are being routinely missed.
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Robert Burns hid his radical and progressive political views “in plain view” while working for the Crown during the turbulent years of the late 18th century, a leading expert on Scotland’s national bard will reveal.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:16:00 GMT
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded £875K from the MRC to lead a multi-centre, international research project to better understand the cause of brain bleeding in patients who have had a stroke.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital today – offering an insight into one of the key sectors in which Scotland has the potential to truly lead the world.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:42:00 GMT
There has been a massive spike in football shirt advertising by betting companies leading to public health concerns, research by the University of Glasgow and Healthy Stadia published today (18 January 2018) has revealed.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:15:00 GMT
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that both type 2 (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) are associated with complications during pregnancy including stillbirths and emergency Caesarean sections, as well as increasing the risk of infant mortality.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:07:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is one of 23 universities which have been chosen by the Home Office to take part an extended pilot scheme that looks at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
A new study, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in PNAS, found that cyclical changes in nature, such as seasons and tides, may create suitable conditions for the coexistence of a large number of species.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT
A landmark trial funded by Diabetes UK suggests it is possible to put Type 2 diabetes into remission using an intensive low calorie diet-based weight management programme delivered entirely in primary care.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:47:00 GMT
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli formally received his knighthood in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 23 November. Prince Charles bestowed the honour on Sir Anton.
Discovery of potent parasite protein may lead to new therapeutic options for inflammatory bowel conditions
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:34:00 GMT
A single protein from a worm parasite may one day offer new therapeutic options for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, that avoid the potentially serious side effects of current immunosuppressant medications.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:04:00 GMT
The Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association have appointed Dr William Stewart and colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Hampden Sports Clinic to lead an independent research study into the incidence of degenerative neurocognitive disease in ex-professional footballers.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:53:00 GMT
The FEI has extended its highly successful global equine injuries research partnership with the University of Glasgow for another two years through to 2019, to further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study (GEIS). The extension will maximise the impact of the GEIS across Endurance and also look at the potential development of similar methodology for other FEI disciplines.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:02:00 GMT
The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) is proud to announce the historic signing of an agreement that signifies the commencement of a joint PhD programme with the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University, Thailand's top research-intensive University.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
A pharmaceutical company co-founded by UofG Professor James Leiper, announced today that it has completed a £10m investment to develop a new drug to help patients in intensive care with severe sepsis.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research team co-led by the University of Glasgow.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:11:00 GMT
An international team of researchers has developed a new light-based manipulation method that could one day be used to mass produce light-based devices and electronic components for smartphones, computers and other electronics.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 23:59:00 GMT
Young or middle aged people with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common heart rhythm abnormality, are at greater risk of death if they have other long term health conditions, according to a new study.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:06:00 BST
Scientists at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow and at the La Timone Neuroscience Institute, Aix-Marseille University, France, have found a way to modulate a voice pattern which a listener perceive as “trustworthy”.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:32:00 BST
A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns was today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:34:00 BST
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:13:00 BST
Professor John Marsh is to be presented with the prestigious Chengdu Jinsha Friendship Award in recognition of his role in the development of the relationship between the University of Glasgow and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:32:00 BST
A new form of compact cooling technology developed for space astronomy could pave the way for use of advanced superconducting detectors for better cancer treatments, driverless cars and practical quantum communications.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:30:00 BST
The fledgling scientific discipline of gravitational wave astronomy has made an important step forward with the detection of a gravitational wave signal using a network involving the European Virgo detector.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:38:00 BST
A new initiative which aims to equip young people with the education and skills they will need to excel in the digital economy is being launched at the University of Glasgow today (Friday 1 September).
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 BST
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 BST
Compared to those who work, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in lower self-esteem.
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:06:00 BST
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:37:00 BST
A University of Glasgow spinout which is developing a promising new treatment for tendon problems in humans and horses has received a £1m investment from Mediqventure and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:21:00 BST
The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:00 BST
Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:30:00 BST
An important landmark in the University’s international collaboration will be reached next week with ceremonies for the first cohorts of students graduating with dual and joint degrees at Nankai University in Tianjin and UESTC in Chengdu
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:14:00 BST
Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way.
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 BST
Leading international specialists in the field of art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap, attributed to El Greco (1541–1614.