Glasgow Research Beacons
Our Research Beacons are cross-disciplinary areas of excellence that bring together inspiring researchers to address grand challenges.
10 DecResearchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes.
10 DecKidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment.
03 DecUniversity of Glasgow physicists are closing out 2018 with the publication of a wealth of new gravitational wave data collected during the first two observing runs of the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
04 DecScientists have discovered a fish species which significantly evolved and expanded its ecological toolset, after an effort was made to reduce pollution in its ecosystem.
LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections
- University of Glasgow physicists are closing out 2018 with the publication of a wealth of new gravitational wave data collected during the first two observing runs of the LIGO and Virgo detectors.
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