UofG partners with The Data Lab and BBC to develop next-gen voice assistant
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:04:00 GMT
A new partnership between The Data Lab, the BBC and the University of Glasgow will research how the next generation of voice assistant technology can become a socially engaging conversational experience.
Branching out: DNA discovery could advance degenerative disease treatments
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:00:32 GMT
New research on the structure and dynamics of a branched form of DNA called a three-way junction could lead to more effectively targeted treatments for degenerative disorders like Huntington’s Disease, scientists say.
International travel key to the introduction and early undetected community transmission of COVID-19 in Scotland
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:30:11 GMT
Scientists sequencing virus samples from the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Scotland (and through the first wave) have found evidence of community transmission, driven by multiple introductions through international travel, as early as February 2020.
Different behaviours could reduce death and health risks in regular alcohol drinkers
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 01:01:00 GMT
A large study of UK adults who consume alcohol regularly has found that different patterns of alcohol consumption – including drinking wine, consuming alcohol with food and spreading alcohol intake over three to four days – could be associated with a lesser risk of alcohol-related negative health outcomes such as death.
National consortium to study the threats of new SARS-CoV-2 variants
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:30:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is joining a new national research project to study the effects of emerging mutations in SARS-CoV-2, which will be launched with £2.5 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
21st Century Technology Delivers History & Literature Lesson on Scotland’s National Bard!
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:00 GMT
Dr Pauline Mackay from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Robert Burns Studies has worked with edify VR experts to create a virtual lesson on Robert Burns' Tam o' Shanter poem.
PM Boris Johnson visits Glasgow Lighthouse Lab
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:55:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow today showcased the incredible work of the lab staff at the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recognising their vital part supporting the UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New data highlights plasticity and potential for immune escape within the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:00:00 GMT
In an international collaboration, researchers have characterized the first significant SARS-CoV-2 mutation, N439K, occurring within the virus’s spike protein receptor binding motif (RBM).