Glasgow Research Beacons
Our Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of excellence that bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges.
16 AugCoral bleaching across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been occurring since the late 18th century, new research shows.
15 AugThe next generation of professionals working in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland are to benefit from new funding for doctoral research.
15 AugUofG scientists are set to receive £3m funding to help more patients survive a rare form of blood cancer.
15 AugCircadian rhythms are regular 24-hour variations in behaviour and activity that control many aspects of our lives, from hormone levels to sleeping and eating habits
Scientists identify why some kidney transplants don’t work
- Scientists have discovered a ‘molecular signature’ for the allostatic load – or ‘wear and tear’ of kidneys – which could help clinicians understand why some kidney transplants don’t work as well as expected
Changing the world since 1451
World-changing Glasgow. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation. Our past achievements inspire our current world-changers.
1776 – Adam Smith publishes The Wealth of Nations
1848 – Lord Kelvin proposes an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin Scale
1867 – Joseph Lister publishes research on the use of antiseptic in surgery
1879 – first successful removal of a brain tumour by William Macewen
1895 – Sir William Ramsay discovers helium
1896 – John Macintyre opens the world’s first x-ray department
1898 – Sir William Ramsay discovers neon, krypton and xenon
1913 – Frederick Soddy discovers isotopes
1926 – John Logie Baird invents television
1936 – John Boyd Orr publishes link between poverty, poor diet and ill health
1958 – Ian Donald shows the world the first ultrasound image of a foetus
1958 – discovery of first beta-blocking drug to treat coronary heart disease by Sir James Black
1967 – Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovers radio pulsars
1974 – Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett create the Glasgow Coma Scale
1995 – James Shepherd leads a landmark study on use of statins to prevent heart attacks
2009 – A team of Glasgow researchers, led by Christian Kay, publishes the world’s first Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
2010 – Keith Muir leads the first fully regulated clinical trial of stem cell therapy for stroke patients
2015 – Sheila Rowan leads the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves