How to protect ancient archaeological sites in Middle East conflict areas.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The threat facing ancient archaeological sites in areas of conflict in the Middle East will be discussed at a major international conference at the University of Glasgow today. Archaeologists from around the world will attend the three-day BANEA conference to discuss the international response to preserve and protect cultural heritage and historical sites.
Alzheimer's Advance: study in mice show new drugs that restore memory loss and prolong life
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.
3D-printed, synthetic bone to be developed for landmine blast survivors
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:38:00 GMT
Synthetically grown ‘off the shelf’ bone should soon be a reality for landmine blast survivors thanks to a new £2.8 million regenerative medicine project at the University of Glasgow, funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s charity Find A Better Way.
Thomas Muir - new evidence unearthed
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT
New Court of Session papers,thought to have been "lost” for more than 200 years, have been unearthed by the Faculty of Advocates and Professor Gerard Carruthers, University of Glasgow, which shines new light on Thomas Muir and how he courted controversy in his early years which may have contributed to his treatment by the courts later in life.
Geomorphological science can help mitigate severe storm and flood damage
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:54:00 GMT
A year after Storm Desmond struck the UK and at a time when the UK’s Committee on Climate Change have called for urgent action to address the risks to the UK from climate change, a group of world-leading geomorphologists have laid out how their discipline can help policymakers and practitioners develop more effective storm and flood-damage limitation and mitigation strategies.
Think Tank of the Year award for climate change research
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:46:00 GMT
A collaboration between Glasgow University Media Group and Chatham House has won two Prospect Magazine Think Tank of the Year awards. The team's work investigates international attitudes to reducing climate change by eating less meat.
Social entrepreneur Matt Fountain named Young Alumnus of the Year
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:42:00 GMT
The University has named social entrepreneur Matt Fountain its Young Alumnus of the Year. An art history graduate (M.A. Hons 2011), he has made his name not in the art world but as the brains behind an innovative initiative to help prisoners find jobs after release.
UofG leads theory and technology of optoelectronic imaging research in China
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:27:00 GMT
A major grant from the Chinese government will support an international research collaboration in optoelectronic imaging between the University of Glasgow and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
New diagnostic test invented to detect costly Atlantic salmon disease
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:01:00 GMT
Scientists from the University of Glasgow, working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar Ltd and Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd, have discovered a ‘simple test’ to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry.