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
Researchers have taken the unusual step of gathering information first-hand from seven-year-old children to get a better understanding of what makes young children feel good about their lives.
Principal to chair Expert Group on EU Membership
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:51:00 BST
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced that Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, will chair a group of experts to advise the Scottish Government on securing Scotland’s relationship with the EU.
The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement in response to the EU Referendum vote
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:45:00 BST
In light of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe.
Professor Muffy Calder ranked in Top UK 50 women in Science and Engineering
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:02:00 BST
Professor Muffy Calder OBE, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow, is only one of seven academics in the UK featured in today's Top 50 rankings, and the only academic listed from Scotland.
Latest Gravitational Wave discovery confirms dawn of new field of astronomy
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:32:00 BST
An international team of scientists has announced a belated Christmas present for the world of astronomy as it confirms the detection, on Boxing Day 2015, of gravitational waves from a second instance of two black holes colliding.
Research group awarded £1.35m to install FIB microscope – “a Swiss army penknife for the nanoworld”
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:48:00 BST
The University’s Materials and Condensed Matter Physics research group has been awarded £1.35m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to install a state-of-the-art Focused Ion Beam (FIB) microscope.
MVLS professor awarded JR Vane Medal by the British Pharmacological Society
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.
Report led by University of Glasgow calls for action on cancer services in Wales
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.
Researchers can tell the history of a wildebeest by looking at its tail
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.
Scientists identify drugs to target ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells
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.
LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:25:00 BST
The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission, in which University of Glasgow former and current scientists played a significant role, has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
Tenth Annual Glasgow Science Festival Ready to Launch
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:00 BST
Glasgow Science Festival launches across the city on Thursday (June 9) with a host of events to inspire all ages about science, from film screenings, debates and exhibitions to stand-up comedy, family fun days and even cheese tasting.
Iron could reduce hospitalisation and help ease symptoms for people with failing hearts
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:56:00 BST
Iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure, if a clinical study – known as IRONMAN – proves successful. The trial was officially launched at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester.