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The mission of the University is to be a major research-led university operating in an international context with the following fundamental aims: * to provide education through the development of learning in a research environment * to undertake fundamental, strategic and applied research * to make a major contribution to local, regional, national and international communities through widening access and through working in partnership to support economic regeneration * to sustain and add value to Scottish culture, to the natural environment and to the national economy. en-gb Copyright: (C) The University of Glasgow, see for more information University of Glasgow leads COVID-19 research response in Scotland The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is at the heart of COVID-19 research response in Scotland and the UK Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT UofG to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure 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 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:00:57 GMT COVID-19 drug screening hub at the University of Glasgow begins work A new COVID-19 drug screening and resistance hub in Scotland, based at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR), has begun its vital work Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:30:14 GMT Artificial Intelligence used to automate assessment of Mesothelioma Patients receiving treatment for the “asbestos cancer”, Mesothelioma, are being assessed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of a prototype imaging system which could revolutionise the way people with the disease are cared for Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:00:00 GMT New research project aims to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19 A £1.35m research project is setting out to harness advanced fluid modelling techniques to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:00:00 GMT Psychologists develop first measure of social media impact on teen sleep Sleep experts have developed a new tool to help more accurately measure young people’s ability to disengage from social media before bed. Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:00:00 GMT Beauty and attractiveness are not universally perceived Facial beauty and attractiveness are not universally perceived. Instead, according to new research, it is culture and individual preferences that shape the diverse spectrum of what we think is facially attractive. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Cutting-edge Cryo-EM reveals key insight into vital DNA repair process New research, using cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy, has revealed key insights into a vital DNA repair process, which is implicated in resistance to cancer treatments. Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Targeting essential protein could lead to new breast cancer treatments A protein frequently found in high levels in breast cancer cells helps tumours to survive and grow, and could be targeted with a new type of drug that is already being tested for other cancers, new research reveals Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:01:00 GMT Emergence of Lyme disease on treeless islands in Scotland Lyme disease has the potential to emerge in a wider range of habitats than previously thought, suggests University of Liverpool and University of Glasgow research Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT Researchers aim to reduce emissions of process which feeds 40% of the world A new research project is setting out to investigate how to make an industrial process which helps feed nearly half the world’s population more sustainable. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT The RSE announces 2021 Fellows The Royal Society of Edinburgh (the RSE) - Scotland's National Academy - has announced 87 new Fellows, seven of whom are from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT iCAIRD wins Innovative Collaboration Award The Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD) wins the Innovative Collaboration Award at the 2021 Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:07 GMT Global evidence for how EdTech can support pupils with disabilities is ‘thinly spread’ Global evidence for how EdTech can support pupils with disabilities is ‘thinly spread’, report finds Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow REF2021 Submission Completed The University of Glasgow has completed its submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021). Thu, 25 Mar 2021 01:23:00 GMT Women under 50 had worse long-term outcomes after hospitalisation with COVID-19 Women under 50 and people who experienced severe disease had worse long-term outcomes following hospitalisation with COVID-19 Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:00:54 GMT Infection with the common cold might provide some level of protection against COVID-19 The common cold virus could offer some level of protection against COVID-19 infection, according to a new study. Tue, 23 Mar 2021 12:01:00 GMT Recyclable ‘veggie’ battery could power future devices A new type of 3D-printed battery which uses electrodes made from vegetable starch and carbon nanotubes could provide mobile devices with a more environmentally-friendly, higher-capacity source of power. Mon, 22 Mar 2021 08:00:45 GMT Sharing a household with young children appears to put adults at no greater COVID-19 risk 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. Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:02:00 GMT Fellowship for UofG climate change researcher The director of the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Sustainable Solutions has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT The evolution of SARS-CoV-2, from bats to humans, shows a slow rate of change Scientists looking at the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have found that since December 2019 – and for the first 11 months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – there has been very little ‘important’ genetic change observed in the hundreds of thousands of sequenced virus genomes. Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:15:00 GMT Vaccine hesitancy more likely in young people, women and some ethnic groups Young people, women and some ethnic groups, including black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi groups, are less likely to take-up a COVID-19 vaccine when offered, according to new research. Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT Covid-19 vaccine linked to a reduction in transmission Vaccination of Scotland’s healthcare workers offers some protection against transmission of Covid-19 to their household contacts. Fri, 12 Mar 2021 11:01:00 GMT Major award for gravitational wave researcher A University of Glasgow physicist’s contributions to the field of gravitational-wave astronomy have been recognised with an international award. Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT UofG projects shortlisted in Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards Knowledge exchange projects from the University have been shortlisted for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021. Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT Two new diabetes drugs may work better in Asian people Two relatively-new but increasingly commonly-used diabetes drugs are possibly more effective in people with an Asian background than in people with a White background Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:02:00 GMT UofG project will investigate impact of touch deprivation on deafblind community A University of Glasgow collaborative research project will investigate the impact of touch deprivation on the deafblind community during the Covid pandemic. Thu, 11 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT European consortium to use AI to improve pancreatic cancer treatment The University of Glasgow will play a key role in a new pan European consortium, using artificial intelligence to improve treatments for pancreatic cancer. Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:00:23 GMT New study highlights barriers faced by women and marginalised groups in supramolecular chemistry A new study has highlighted the equality, diversity and inclusion issues faced by women and marginalised groups working in supramolecular chemistry. Tue, 09 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT UofG researchers aid in historic meteorite recovery University of Glasgow researchers have played a key role in the first successful recovery of a meteorite on UK soil in nearly three decades Tue, 09 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT Lockdowns and restrictions reduced time spent in green space Almost two thirds of people, 63%, reported a decrease in time spent visiting green spaces following movement restrictions in the original lockdown period, which began on 23rd March 2020 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 12:01:00 GMT Minimum unit pricing for alcohol targets men’s drinking habits more effectively than women’s Alcohol pricing policies – such as duty increases and minimum unit pricing – appear to be more effective at reducing consumption and harm for men than women, according to a new study. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:01:00 GMT UofG establishes interdisciplinary network to further links with Malawi The University of Glasgow is furthering its long-term commitment to working with organisations in Malawi with the establishment of an interdisciplinary collaboration network, bringing together colleges from across the University Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:00 GMT OCTAVE to study vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems A new UK study will seek to understand the immune response to COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with certain immunosuppressed conditions, including cancer Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT Study reveals impact of lockdown on the gambling habits of sports bettors Around one in six sports bettors started a new form of gambling during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, and one in three placed bets more frequently, according to a new study. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:00:00 GMT Royal Society Research Professorship for leading UofG physicist A University of Glasgow academic has been announced as the recipient of one of the Royal Society’s premier research awards. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:00:00 GMT