UofG part of global program to understand zoonotic viral disease ‘spill over’
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:55:47 BST
The University of Glasgow is joining a global five-year program to understand and address threats posed by zoonotic viral diseases that can “spill over” from animals to humans, such as SARS-CoV-2, in an effort to reduce risk of infection, amplification, and spread.
UofG-led arthritis research centre creates new generation of scientists
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 BST
A University of Glasgow-led national centre for research into inflammatory arthritis is proud to announce it has awarded 12 PhDs in its first round of funding, creating a new cadre of young scientists trained in pathogenesis research to fight arthritis
University of Glasgow joins SCCS partnership in climate action
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:00 BST
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted research.
High blood pressure and its drug treatment unlikely to increase entry of COVID-19 virus into cells
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:01:08 GMT
Fears that people with high blood pressure are more at risk from severe Covid-19 because it is easier for the virus to enter their cells and tissues have been laid to rest, thanks to research by an international team of scientists
Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:30:00 GMT
During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research.
LIGO and Virgo announce new detections in updated gravitational-wave catalogue
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:01:00 GMT
The publication of a new catalogue of gravitational wave detections from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration is providing valuable new insight into the workings of the universe.
Scientists pinpoint possible reasons for successful cross-species viral spread
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:25:00 GMT
Infectious disease emergence is often the result of a pathogen entering a new host species, as highlighted by COVID-19. However, most cross-species transmissions fail to establish in the newly-infected species.