Why data proved key to how Scottish Councils managed, and now move out of, the Covid-19 crisis
Wed, 26 May 2021 08:00:00 BST
Research by academics at the University of Glasgow has shown how data sharing has been critical to how Scottish local government managed the rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis in the last 12 months.
UofG to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:57 BST
A project at the University of Glasgow that is aiming to better understand the effects that COVID-19 infection has on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK
Sharing a household with young children appears to put adults at no greater COVID-19 risk
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:02:00 GMT
A new study suggests adults living with children are at no greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 – even during periods when schools are open and there is active transmission of SARS-CoV2 in the community.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
UofG part of new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium to address key unanswered questions about immunity and COVID-19
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:21:00 BST
Scientists from the University of Glasgow will be part of a newly-launched UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC), which aims to answer key questions on how the immune system interacts with SARS-CoV-2 to help us fight COVID-19 and develop better diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.
Glasgow researchers to study the impact of Covid-19 in lower and middle-income countries
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:00:00 BST
An international team of researchers, led by the University of Glasgow, has received an award to study the impact of Covid-19 in lower and middle-income countries, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
UofG researchers collaborate with international partners to mitigate global impacts of COVID-19
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:00:00 BST
The University of Glasgow has committed to supporting international partners with a series of high-impact research collaborations to help mitigate the global health impacts of COVID-19
Health and care staff recruited to COVID-19 vaccine trial by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the University of Glasgow
Fri, 22 May 2020 07:15:00 BST
The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) are supporting the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine trials in health and care staff.
UofG contributes to largest cohort study to date on characterisation of COVID-19 hospital patients
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:24:00 BST
The University of Glasgow is one of six universities to have contributed to the largest cohort study to date on the detailed characterisation of hospital COVID-19 patients in the world.
Scottish Universities receive funding to find COVID-19 treatments
Wed, 06 May 2020 13:17:00 BST
The Universities of Glasgow and Dundee have been awarded £225,000 to rapidly screen for potential COVID-19 treatments. The project is funded by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, an initiative launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard to speed up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by funding the identification, assessment, development and scale up of treatments.
COVID-19 - what does it mean in terms of years of life lost?
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:37:00 BST
UofG research team takes analysis beyond the number of deaths