University of Glasgow :: News The University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. 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 Pioneer honour for Prof Peter Kennedy Professor Peter GE Kennedy CBE, FMedSci, FRSE, honorary senior research fellow in the Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, has been elected to receive the Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:11:00 GMT £5.54m project set to stamp UK expertise on manufacturing innovation An ambitious University of Glasgow-led research project which aims to develop new manufacturing techniques for advanced materials and devices has received more than £5m in funding support. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:53:00 GMT Alcohol limits in many countries should be lowered, evidence suggests Recommended alcohol limits in many countries should be lowered to around 100g/week for men and women, according to an analysis of data from nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 19 countries, published today in The Lancet. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT Engineer sets sights on the stars with £1.3m Research Chair Professor Colin McInnes is named as a new Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves A trio of students from the University of Glasgow have developed a sophisticated artificial intelligence which could underpin the next phase of gravitational wave astronomy. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT New method lets doctors quickly assess severity of brain injuries A new way to rapidly assess levels of consciousness in people with head injuries could improve patient care. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT Grant awarded to develop a multiplex rapid test for mastitis in cattle The University of Glasgow, in partnership with Abingdon Health, has been awarded a grant by Innovate UK to develop an on-farm multiplex rapid test for mastitis in cattle. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT WW1 Prisoner of War letters published 100 years after being written Seven months of correspondence, between Professor Archibald Allan Bowman and his wife Mabel, will be published by the University of Glasgow on the centenary of the day they were first written. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMT Syrian refugees, their journey and aspirations in the spotlight An innovative research study among 7300 Syrian refugees exhibits at The Lighthouse gallery in Glasgow. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT Glasgow 2014 Games legacy reports identify the environment and economic activity benefits On the eve of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, the reports show improvements to the environment and economic activity in the East End of Glasgow. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:47:00 GMT World-leading human emotion research comes to Glasgow From the emotional burden of immigration and integration, to the science of developing emotionally intelligent social robots, understanding how and why we feel angry, joyful, or terrified can tell scientists a lot about who we are, what pushes our emotional buttons, and how emotion influences our behaviours. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT Quidditch to premiere in the Glasgow 2018 European Championships Quidditch is to be part of the inaugural 2018 European Championships which will take place in Glasgow and Berlin in August. Sun, 01 Apr 2018 12:01:00 GMT Bid to reintroduce Classics subjects into schools in Scotland Academic, education policy makers and teachers will be meeting today (28 March 2018) to launch a project in Scotland to help revive Classics subjects in Scottish state schools. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:00:00 GMT Chromosomal loop signatures could identify poor drug response in arthritis Chromosomal loop signatures found in blood samples obtained in early rheumatoid arthritis could identify patients that will not respond adequately to ‘anchor’drug. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT UofG to play leading role in UK-wide mental health research The University of Glasgow is one of nine UK institutions chosen to lead in the area of mental health data science. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 GMT Principals join forces to ensure research voice is head post-Brexit The Principals of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh have pledged to work together to mitigate the potential impact of Brexit on the Scottish Higher Education sector. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow highlights the story of the forgotten father of the RAF Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson, one of the University’s former students who learned to fly at 49, played a vital role in the foundation of the RAF on 1 April 1918. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT UofG research could help identification of new treatment target for heart patients A new research project aimed at understanding how some heart conditions develop may help pave the way for the development of new treatments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:01:00 GMT War may not be the only threat to veterans’ limbs, finds study People who have served in the Armed Forces are more likely to suffer from peripheral arterial disease - clogged arteries in their legs - than people who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:15:00 GMT When sound waves do the twist – backwards! Scientists based in the UK and the US have demonstrated for the first time how ‘twisted’ sound waves from a rotating source can produce negative frequencies, analogous to turning back time. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:01:00 GMT Secrets of historic royal fashion revealed in new online course A new free online course called A History of Royal Fashion allows people to go behind the scenes of the royal wardrobes of Britain. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT Ed Balls and Ruth Davidson join the John Smith Centre for Public Service Two leading UK public figures are to join the John Smith Centre for Public Service at the University of Glasgow, it was announced today (26 March 2018). Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT The Value of Foodbanks Extends Well Beyond the Food The value of foodbanks goes well beyond the food they provide, offering social contact and a safe place where users find care, dignity and respect. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMT Glasgow researchers identify way to overcome chemotherapy-resistant leukaemia Treatment-resistance in patients with one of the most aggressive types of blood cancer may be overcome by combining a new targeted drug called venetoclax with chemotherapy, researchers at the University of Glasgow have shown. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:46:00 GMT Water-carrying robot brings help to Indian village On World Water Day, a UofG computer scientist is highlighting how residents of a remote Indian village have benefited from the help of a social robot. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:15:00 GMT Digestion eats into an animal’s ability to lead its group Consuming a large meal temporarily costs dominant animals their position at the head of a moving social group. Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT Adhesion and grip key to the perfect climbing technique Scientists researching how tree frogs climb have discovered that a unique combination of adhesion and grip gives them perfect technique Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:09:00 GMT Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the ‘obesity paradox’ The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:10:00 GMT Silicon breakthrough could lead to new high-performance bendable electronics A new method of creating bendable silicon chips could help pave the way for a new generation of high-performance flexible electronic devices. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:34:00 GMT UK team to lead innovative European prostate cancer programme UofG will lead an innovative Pan-European research training program targeting incurable prostate cancer. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT Erskine and University of Glasgow Archive Project Goes Online Fascinating historical records featuring the admissions registers of soldiers cared for by Veterans’ Charity Erskine after the First World War has gone online, it was announced today. Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT Professor Sarah Cleaveland receives prestigious international award Professor Cleaveland has been presented with the 2018 Mike Fisher Memorial Award Wed, 07 Mar 2018 02:58:00 GMT Un-mixing using lasers to make new crystals Scientists have managed to separate two liquids in a mixture using a laser, which they claim will lead to new ways of manipulating matter and creating crystals for industry. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT Institute of Health and Wellbeing wins Gold Athena Swan Award IHW has been awarded a Athena SWAN Gold award – the first Gold Departmental Award gained by the UofG Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT IHW receives funding boost from The Wolfson Foundation The Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow has been awarded £1m by The Wolfson Foundation. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:59:00 GMT UofG scientists test microwave system for HPV treatment University of Glasgow are leading new tests into the viability of using an innovative, new microwave system to treat human papillomavirus (HPV). Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:01:00 GMT Royal Society of Edinburgh welcomes five new academics from UofG Five academics from disciplines across the University of Glasgow have been announced as newly-minted Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:34:00 GMT New potential drug target for common but deadly parasitic disease found Researchers at UofG have found a potential new weakness in the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite, paving the way for new drug development. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT UofG Funding for world-class research in the English language The announcement was made as UoG was presented with its Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in recognition of a half century of work on the Historical Thesaurus of English Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT Stretchable health sensor could improve monitoring of chronic conditions A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:00 GMT ‘Origami’ diagnostics breakthrough set to benefit developing-world farmers Sheets of folded paper, printed with wax, could be the key to developing very low cost diagnostics to improve the health of livestock in in low- to middle-income countries Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:32:00 GMT UofG academic leads efforts to save earthquake damaged castle in Iraq Dr Claudia Glatz, a senior lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, is leading the project to help stabilise and restore the Qala Shirwana Castle. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:19:00 GMT Carbon dioxide ‘pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs Scotland’s marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 ‘pulses’ created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:08:00 GMT UofG Scientists awarded £4.5m funding grant from Cancer Research UK University of Glasgow scientists are set to receive a major grant for pioneering research into cancer. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT New online resource launched on popular Scottish political culture A new online resource on the popular political culture of Scotland in the 19th and early 20th centuries to be officially launched Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:01:00 GMT People with learning disabilities have a greater number of illnesses than previously understood People with learning disabilities are suffering from a far greater number of illnesses than had been previously understood, adding to concerns that life-threatening conditions are being routinely missed.‌‌ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:26:00 GMT Dr Carol Clugston to join prestigious 30% Club One of the University of Glasgow’s most senior females has won a scholarship from the prestigious 30% Club. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT £1.7m Innovate UK funding will help tackle silent killer that could affect one in four Scots Funding will help develop new treatments for the commonest cause of chronic liver disease Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT ScottishPower announces 16 new Masters Scholarships for energy, digital and environment sectors The University of Glasgow is one of the beneficiaries of a series of new Masters Scholarships in energy-related disciplines which are being funded by ScottishPower. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT Renewal project to conduct genomic studies in Africa Dr Annette MacLeod from the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology has secured a $2.7m award from Wellcome. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT Scotland to share £54m funding to transform health through data science HDR UK awards £30m to six sites across the UK, including Scotland, to address challenging healthcare issues through data science. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT New College of Arts Building Design Team Announced The design team for the University of Glasgow’s new College of Arts building has been appointed. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT Robert Burns hid his radical politics in “plain view”, says leading academic Robert Burns hid his radical and progressive political views “in plain view” while working for the Crown during the turbulent years of the late 18th century, a leading expert on Scotland’s national bard will reveal. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow partners with Portage Pharmaceuticals A new joint venture company which brings together the University of Glasgow and Portage Pharmaceuticals is aiming to develop more effectively-targeted drugs to treat chronic conditions including cancer. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:23:00 GMT Announcement on fee status of EU students The UofG has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will extend the funding of EU students up to the 2019-20 cohort. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT £1.5m funding boost for UofG diagnostic project A University of Glasgow-led project, which will develop new tests for parasitic diseases common in the developing world, has received £1.5m in funding. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 GMT Striking thermal images reveal how animals cope with changing environments Thermal imaging can detect how animals are coping with their environment, avoiding the need for capture, according to new research. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:52:00 GMT UofG scientists awarded major grant to better understand brain bleeding Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded £875K from the MRC to lead a multi-centre, international research project to better understand the cause of brain bleeding in patients who have had a stroke. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:16:00 GMT First Minister hails immense potential of 'world-leading' precision medicine The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital today – offering an insight into one of the key sectors in which Scotland has the potential to truly lead the world. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:00:00 GMT UofG doctor performs first surgery of its kind in Europe A doctor from the University of Glasgow was today the first surgeon in Europe to implant and trial a new type of ‘scaffold’ device in the shoulders of a patient at Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT Big data project gets £3m funding boost An exciting 'big data' project linking business and academia has been awarded £3 million in funding. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:06:00 GMT Major Robert Burns Research Revealed – 50 songs were not by Scotland’s national bard Some 50 airs in an 18th century landmark publication credited with saving Scotland’s folk song tradition were not by Robert Burns, according to new University of Glasgow research. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 GMT Bacteria block transmission of Zika and Dengue viruses Scientists at the University of Glasgow have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:01:00 GMT Chemical ‘MP3 Player’ breakthrough converts digital code into pharmaceuticals A new method of drug manufacture which uses 3D printers to create pharmaceuticals on demand could lead to a ‘Spotify for chemistry’, scientists claim. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:21:00 GMT New Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character Two newly-identified letters on display for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveal how Robert Burns was viewed by his contemporaries. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:19:00 GMT Massive spike in football shirt advertising by betting companies raises health concerns There has been a massive spike in football shirt advertising by betting companies leading to public health concerns, research by the University of Glasgow and Healthy Stadia published today (18 January 2018) has revealed. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:42:00 GMT Enduring love affair with textiles and fashion goes back 2500 years in the Mediterranean New University of Glasgow research charts the rise of Mediterranean people recording how they looked in stylish clothing and textiles. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:08:00 GMT Pioneering new way to measure economic democracy makes link to equality A pioneering new way to measure the economy and identify the 'democratic health’ of a country’s economy has been created. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:27:00 GMT Protocells with unpredictable complexity tamed by artificial intelligence University researchers have developed an artificially-intelligent robot to build unstable oil-in-water droplets as models for new artificial life forms. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT Risk of adverse medication reactions to people with common lung condition Those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), together with other chronic illnesses, are at greater risk of adverse medication reactions, according to a new study. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow professor awarded Gold Medal by Royal Astronomical Society A University of Glasgow professor has been awarded the highest honour from the Royal Astronomical Society. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:00 GMT New study reveals adverse impact of both type 2 and type 1 diabetes on pregnancy outcomes A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that both type 2 (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) are associated with complications during pregnancy including stillbirths and emergency Caesarean sections, as well as increasing the risk of infant mortality. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:15:00 GMT 16 week NHS programme can help treat type 2 diabetes An inexpensive, 16-week NHS lifestyle programme aimed at patients with type 2 diabetes can help to treat the disease. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:30:00 GMT Seasonal patterns of depressive symptoms more common in women than men Women, but not men, experience more seasonal changes in their mood across the year, including more depressive symptoms in winter Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT Forecasting coastal erosion: Research to map the effects of climate change The damage that climate change could cause to nearly one fifth of Scotland’s coastline and the steps that could be taken to mitigate it will be forecast in a new two year research project. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:06:00 GMT Processed meat may increase breast cancer risk Consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 02:00:00 GMT New Year's Honours for Glasgow Academics Congratulations to Professor Jeremy Bagg, Head of the Dental School, and Professor Sally-Ann Cooper, Professor of Learning Disabilities, who have each been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list. Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:01:00 GMT £500k bequest makes splash with Glasgow gravitational wave scientists The family of a pioneering Scottish physicist has donated a substantial portion of his estate to support a postgraduate research scholarship at the University of Glasgow. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow Joins Student visa pilot The University of Glasgow is one of 23 universities which have been chosen by the Home Office to take part an extended pilot scheme that looks at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:07:00 GMT Cyclically-changing environments could be the key to maintaining biodiversity A new study, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in PNAS, found that cyclical changes in nature, such as seasons and tides, may create suitable conditions for the coexistence of a large number of species. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT Salmon help their offspring by dying on the spawning grounds Spawning salmon that die after migrating home actually do their offspring a favour. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:01:00 GMT Fighting for a world without asthma An international research consortium for asthma prevention, including collaborators from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, will search for novel approaches to potentially eliminate this lung disease in the world. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT Seabed landscape crucial for fish conservation Conservation and fisheries management strategies should take into account seabed landscape in order to maintain fish conservation. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT Gravitational Waves Ripple into Higher Education in India An important agreement has been signed in India that will open the way to closer working between scientists in India and their counterparts in UK universities. Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:08:00 GMT First of its kind pancreatic cancer trial to begin in Scotland A ground-breaking new pancreatic cancer trial, which aims to match patients with more targeted and effective treatment for their tumours, is to begin in Scotland Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT City researchers play role in anti-bullying campaign Researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow are contributing to a national campaign to tackle bullying of people with learning disabilities. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:55:00 GMT Type 2 diabetes can be put into remission, suggests ground-breaking study A landmark trial funded by Diabetes UK suggests it is possible to put Type 2 diabetes into remission using an intensive low calorie diet-based weight management programme delivered entirely in primary care. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:15:00 GMT First insight into which patients repeatedly miss GP appointments Many people are regularly missing GP appointments, according to the largest ever analysis of NHS patients who fail to attend. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMT The human brain can ‘see’ what is around the corner Neuroscientists at the University of Glasgow have shown how the human brain can predict what our eyes will see next, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMT Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the Historical Thesaurus of English The University of Glasgow has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for the Historical Thesaurus. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT Principal is knighted at the palace The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli formally received his knighthood in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 23 November. Prince Charles bestowed the honour on Sir Anton. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:47:00 GMT Radiographs of Dolly’s skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis Radiographs of Dolly’s skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:00:00 GMT Discovery of potent parasite protein may lead to new therapeutic options for inflammatory bowel conditions A single protein from a worm parasite may one day offer new therapeutic options for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, that avoid the potentially serious side effects of current immunosuppressant medications. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:34:00 GMT THE FA & THE PFA COMMISSION NEW STUDY INTO DEMENTIA IN FOOTBALL The Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association have appointed Dr William Stewart and colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Hampden Sports Clinic to lead an independent research study into the incidence of degenerative neurocognitive disease in ex-professional footballers. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:04:00 GMT MVLS academics named as Highly Cited Researchers Five academics from the University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in 2017. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:19:00 GMT FEI extends global equine injuries research agreement with Glasgow University for further two years The FEI has extended its highly successful global equine injuries research partnership with the University of Glasgow for another two years through to 2019, to further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study (GEIS). The extension will maximise the impact of the GEIS across Endurance and also look at the potential development of similar methodology for other FEI disciplines. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:53:00 GMT UofG signs historic agreement with Thailand’s Mahidol University The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) is proud to announce the historic signing of an agreement that signifies the commencement of a joint PhD programme with the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University, Thailand's top research-intensive University. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:02:00 GMT UofG astrophysicists welcome latest gravitational wave observation A new gravitational wave observation is providing cause for celebration at the School of Physics and Astronomy. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:34:00 GMT New ICAMs researcher, Professor James Leiper, involved in sepsis drug development A pharmaceutical company co-founded by UofG Professor James Leiper, announced today that it has completed a £10m investment to develop a new drug to help patients in intensive care with severe sepsis. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT Grandparent behaviour appears to have a negative impact on children’s long-term cancer risks The behaviour of grandparents may inadvertently be having a negative impact on the health of their grandchildren, according to a new study. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:01:00 GMT Investing in the Future of Europe – The Guild’s statement on Brexit The University of Glasgow is a founder member of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities and is a signatory to the following statement issued today, Monday 13 November 2017 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:38:00 GMT Fatty molecule in human blood controls malaria parasites’ decision to leap to mosquitoes Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research team co-led by the University of Glasgow. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT New approach lays groundwork for manufacturing with light An international team of researchers has developed a new light-based manipulation method that could one day be used to mass produce light-based devices and electronic components for smartphones, computers and other electronics. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:11:00 GMT Training evolution in pathology needed to deliver precision medicine The future delivery of precision medicine is at risk unless pathology training programmes evolve to embrace genomics, warn UK researcher Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT Common irregular heart rate condition along with other chronic illness linked to higher death risk Young or middle aged people with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common heart rhythm abnormality, are at greater risk of death if they have other long term health conditions, according to a new study. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:59:00 GMT UofG co-leads ‘first of its kind’ prostate cancer study Glasgow researchers co-lead ‘first of its kind’ study to extend lives of men with terminal prostate cancer Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:01:00 GMT From Russia with love of Robert Burns A group of Russian school pupils visited the University of Glasgow's Centre for Robert Burns Studies while touring Scotland to learn more about our national bard. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:09:00 GMT The Economic Impact of Russell Group Universities The UK’s leading research-focused universities are injecting nearly £87 billion into the national economy every year, a major new study has revealed. Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:45:00 GMT UofG launches Zika Archive alongside family of Scots scientist who discovered the virus The University of Glasgow last night launched its Alexander Haddow Zika Archive Catalogue. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:26:00 GMT University of Glasgow's Fantasy Night at the Museum The Hunterian will play host to an exciting Fantasy Night at the Museum which will celebrate the world of fantasy fiction on Friday 24 November. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:11:00 GMT UofG leads new global diabetes guidelines The American Diabetes Association has issued a statement on improving the clinical value and use of continues glucose monitoring systems. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMT ‘Twisted’ light could illuminate new path for wireless communications Scientists have taken an important step towards using ‘twisted’ light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission which could make fibre-optics obsolete. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:26:00 GMT Scientists create magnetic system transforming heat into motion A team of scientists have found a new way to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMT Death rates differ over three-fold between occupational groups People who work in factories, construction and in housekeeping jobs are the occupational groups that have the highest mortality rates, according to a new study. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:45:00 GMT UofG hosts Human Brain Project The University of Glasgow today hosted the Human Brain Project (HBP) Open Day – Europe’s largest brain research project – offering the public a glimpse into the world of neuroscience, neuro-robotics and brain-inspired computing. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:03:00 GMT Binary neutron star discovery sends shockwaves through University of Glasgow A binary neutron star discovery has sent shockwaves through the University of Glasgow Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:26:00 GMT Hardy corals take to the seas to build new reefs from scratch Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a study shows. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:42:00 GMT Minecraft slavery plantation programme for classrooms Historians at the University of Glasgow have launched a computer representation of 18th century plantations in Minecraft to help school children engage with the history of slavery. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:24:00 GMT UofG to lead Precision Medicine in Scotland audit The University of Glasgow has been chosen by the UK Government to lead a Science and Innovation Audit on Precision Medicine Innovation in Scotland. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:04:00 GMT Blood cancer gene could be key to preventing heart failure A gene commonly implicated in blood cancers could hold the key to limiting the development of heart failure in patients who have survived a heart attack, paving the way for new treatment options. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:42:00 GMT New research shows how to make your voice more “trustworthy” to a listener Scientists at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow and at the La Timone Neuroscience Institute, Aix-Marseille University, France, have found a way to modulate a voice pattern which a listener perceive as “trustworthy”. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:06:00 GMT Rare Robert Burns Braille books presented to University of Glasgow A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns was today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:32:00 GMT Diversity Awards for University of Glasgow The University of Glasgow scooped two major firsts in the Herald Diversity Awards. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:34:00 GMT Athena SWAN Awards for University of Glasgow staff and students The University of Glasgow is delighted to announce today (Friday 6 October 2017) it has achieved four Athena SWAN awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:59:00 GMT New research uncovers 90 million years of history of Martian volcano Analysis of Martian meteorites has uncovered 90 million years’ worth of new information about one of the red planet’s volcanoes – and helped pinpoint which volcano the meteorites came from. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:10:00 GMT UofG congratulates Nobel Prize Winners for gravitational wave research Gravitational wave physicists at the University of Glasgow are celebrating the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:09:00 GMT The University of Glasgow is among the top 50 universities in the world for studying law. The University is ranked 48th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings which were released today, Wednesday 13 September 2017. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:23:00 GMT MVLS ‘four aces’ are top of the 2018 Good University Guide rankings Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine – have been placed in the top 1 or 2 in the UK in each of their subjects in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:17:00 GMT Chengdu honours Prof John Marsh Professor John Marsh is to be presented with the prestigious Chengdu Jinsha Friendship Award in recognition of his role in the development of the relationship between the University of Glasgow and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:13:00 GMT Bringing superconducting single-photon detectors in from the cold A new form of compact cooling technology developed for space astronomy could pave the way for use of advanced superconducting detectors for better cancer treatments, driverless cars and practical quantum communications. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:32:00 GMT Govan children are the stars at film's UK premiere It will be a red carpet affair. And school children from Govan will be the stars on Friday 29 September 2017 at the UK film premiere of Govan Young. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:54:00 GMT Helium found in coal seams could aid safe shale gas extraction Natural deposits of helium gas could help aid the safe production of shale or coal gas, research suggests. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow partners in European gravitational wave discovery The fledgling scientific discipline of gravitational wave astronomy has made an important step forward with the detection of a gravitational wave signal using a network involving the European Virgo detector. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:30:00 GMT Spinout offers stock traders the chance to Scoop the competition A University of Glasgow spinout company is harnessing the fast-moving world of social media to help traders make faster, smarter decisions about the stock market. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:01:00 GMT World’s largest inflammatory disease biobank will enable more precise treatment A consortium led by the University of Glasgow has been awarded a £1.7 million grant to create the world’s largest Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease (IMID) Biobank. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:21:00 GMT Glasgow named Scottish University of the Year The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:00 GMT Urban Studies Scholars in Global Premier League Two University of Glasgow staff have been named in the top 50 cited authors in the field of Urban Studies. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:58:00 GMT Nanoscale printing breakthrough creates two colours per pixel Scientists have developed a new form of high-resolution ‘printing’ which could have wide-ranging applications in data storage, anti-counterfeiting measures, and digital imaging. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:01:00 GMT Targeted antibiotic use may help cure Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia The antibiotic tigecycline, when used in combination with current treatment, may hold the key to eradicating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells, according to new research. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow Scotland’s leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:21:00 GMT 100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow Russian Consul-General gifts special collectors' edition of historic Tsar Book of Ivan the Terrible to the University Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:08:00 GMT UofG recognised for Precision Medicine at Global Game Changer Awards The University of Glasgow has won a top award at Glasgow’s 2017 Global Game Changers Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:41:00 GMT UofG Professor scoops top cardiology awards Professor John McMurray, Professor of Cardiology at the University’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has received two prestigious awards for services in his field. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow climbs the world class rankings in Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities subjects have jumped eight places to 70th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT Lab-grown bone cell breakthrough heralds new benefits for orthopaedics Technology originally developed to detect gravitational waves is being used to generate tissue engineered bone grafts for future use in orthopaedic medicine. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:15:00 GMT UofG scoops top prize at Inspiring City Awards The University of Glasgow and Veterinary School student and runner Laura Muir have both won top awards at Glasgow’s 2017 Inspiring City Awards. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:42:00 GMT UK collaboration could see stocks of farmed Scottish salmon increase A project to address one of the key challenges faced by Scotland’s salmon farmers is underway, supported by grant funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre and UK research council BBSRC. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:39:00 GMT Principal sets out his priorities as Chair of the Russell Group The Principal of the University of Glasgow Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli has taken up his role as the new chair of the Russell Group. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 02:44:00 GMT Global rankings rise for the University of Glasgow We have risen eight places to 80th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:48:00 GMT Fellowship for School of Engineering head Professor David Cumming, head of the School of Engineering, has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:31:00 GMT University of Glasgow launches Centre for Computing Science Education A new initiative which aims to equip young people with the education and skills they will need to excel in the digital economy is being launched at the University of Glasgow today (Friday 1 September). Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:38:00 GMT Children in care have twice as many urgent dental health needs than the general child population Children in care, including those in foster and residential care, have double the rates of urgent dental treatment and are half as likely to attend dental services as the general child population. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT New technology could predict the risk of type 2 diabetes Researchers at the University of Glasgow have announced a new technology-based approach that could lead to a more accurate identification of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that could be more effective than current methods. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:01:00 GMT Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised Compared to those who work, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in lower self-esteem. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT Health benefits from lone parents welfare to work policies unlikely Improvements in health have been used to justify mandating employment for lone parents, but new research shows that their health is unlikely to improve under these measures. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Irish teachers find new route into teaching in Scotland A group of Irish teachers have found a new route into teaching in Scotland - via the University of Glasgow's School of Education Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:54:00 GMT Nearly £1m awarded to investigate fatty acid drug potential for respiratory diseases Two University of Glasgow scientists have been awarded nearly £1m from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate possible new drug therapies for respiratory diseases such as asthma. Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:06:00 GMT UofG involved in new Anthrax research University of Glasgow researchers have been involved in the study of Anthrax, a disease a disease currently common in the Ivory Coast’s Taï National Park, where it is posing a serious threat to wildlife. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:23:00 GMT Causeway Therapeutics announces seed investment A University of Glasgow spinout which is developing a promising new treatment for tendon problems in humans and horses has received a £1m investment from Mediqventure and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:37:00 GMT Scotland in top 10 in Europe for specialist palliative care Levels of specialist palliative care services in Scotland rank consistently in the top 10 across Europe, a study by the University of Glasgow has found. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:18:00 GMT DENTAL SCHOOL CREATES WORLD'S BIGGEST SMILE It is official! Guinness World Records has verified that the University of Glasgow’s Dental School successfully created the world’s biggest ever smile. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Biomarker Centre of Excellence The University of Glasgow has been named as one of Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development Biomarker Centres of Excellence. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Cities research project wins £7.1m GCRF funding The University has been awarded a grant worth £7.1 million to set up a GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC). Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:43:00 GMT Professor Dauvit Broun elected Fellow of the British Academy Dauvit (Davie) Broun, Professor of Scottish History and Director of ArtsLab, has become one of 66 of the world’s leading minds to be elected as Fellows of the British Academy. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Imaging breakthrough reveals magnets’ internal patterns A new imaging technique has helped scientists make a breakthrough in how they visualise the directions of magnetisation inside an object. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:01:00 GMT UofG to lead a new £5m Scottish Macromolecular Imaging Centre Scientists from the University of Glasgow have been successful in securing more than £5 million of funding to create an innovative structural biology centre in Scotland. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT New therapeutic approach for schizophrenia highlighted by study on patient cells Research led by the University of Glasgow has made a breakthrough in developing a possible future treatment of schizophrenia and related psychiatric conditions. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:01:00 GMT New honour for member of One Health team Rabies pioneer Professor Sarah Cleaveland receives new Royal Society award, to add to the her and the One Health team's previous recent accolades in recognition of her international work in the zoonotic field. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:01:00 GMT University prospectus success at Heist Awards The University is celebrating success for the second year running in The Heist Awards, held last night in Manchester. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:27:00 GMT New Funding for Global Health Research The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:21:00 GMT Caterpillars key to urban blue tits' low breeding Caterpillars are key: poor nestling diet is linked to low breeding success in city blue tits. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:46:00 GMT St Columba’s cell on Iona revealed by archaeologists Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive evidence that a wooden hut traditionally associated with St Columba at the monastery on the island of Iona does indeed date to his lifetime in the late sixth century AD. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:27:00 GMT Professor Tessa Holyoake presented with Royal Medal by the Queen World-leading Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) doctor, Professor Tessa Holyoake has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Royal Medal by Her Majesty the Queen. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT University lifts five higher education awards The University has taken the main prize at The Herald Higher Education Awards as well as coming top in four other categories. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 02:39:00 GMT A China 'first' The University has celebrated the graduation of the first cohorts of students to achieve dual and joint degrees at Nankai University in Tianjin and UESTC in Chengdu. VIDEO Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:41:00 GMT New, Charming particle discovered at CERN opens 'new frontier' for physics Scientists, led by University of Glasgow researchers, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle at the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment at CERN. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain? Medication, including beta-blockers, may be so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in heart failure that the overall benefit of ICDs may be uncertain.‌ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow signs memorandum of understanding with Glasgow Life The University of Glasgow has signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glasgow Life. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:21:00 GMT New chair of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Deputy Director of Estates and Commercial Services Peter Haggarty has been appointed as the new chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT St Columba’s Iona ‘hut’ radiocarbon dated Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered “conclusive evidence” of a wooden structure, within the monastery on the island of Iona, dating back to the time of St Columba in the late sixth century AD. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT Leukaemia Research Centre to receive €3m EU grant A University of Glasgow cancer research centre is to receive a €3m EU grant to begin clinical trials on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and other blood cancers. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:19:00 GMT Double graduation joy for students in Nankai and UESTC An important landmark in the University’s international collaboration will be reached next week with ceremonies for the first cohorts of students graduating with dual and joint degrees at Nankai University in Tianjin and UESTC in Chengdu Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:30:00 GMT Dog’s leg saved from amputation by new bone regeneration technology Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:14:00 GMT Principal Reappointed The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, has been reappointed to his post for further five years, taking his tenure to 2024. The decision was made by the University Court on 21 June 2017. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:18:00 GMT Queen’s birthday honours for University of Glasgow Professor Anton Muscatelli, the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s Birthday Honours. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow unveils £1m advanced materials imaging facility Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy are celebrating the installation of a unique piece of imaging technology. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:27:00 GMT Honorary degrees to celebrate Commemoration Day The great and the good of science, art and business were honoured by the University of Glasgow today as part of the Commemoration Day celebrations. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT AMS ‘sharing’ event offers early career research advice Early career researchers were able to explore career pathways and hear key tips at the recent Academy of Medical Sciences event. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 03:26:00 GMT University of Glasgow Honorary Degrees 2017 A Nobel prize scientist, a comic artist and a peace campaigner are among those to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT Cheap and versatile drug could also reduce heart disease in those with type 1 diabetes An inexpensive first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes may also reduce heart disease in those with type 1 diabetes, according to a new global trial led by the University of Glasgow. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Research into Spanish masterpiece 'Lady In A Fur Wrap' Leading international specialists in the field of art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings, the Lady in a Fur Wrap, attributed to El Greco (1541–1614. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT Dental School creates world’s biggest smile The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:32:00 GMT Sweet or savoury? New research on how the brain makes preference-based decisions Researchers have found a direct window into the brain systems involved in making every day decisions based on preference. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:01:00 GMT Video games linked to academic achievement Playing video games could be good for young people, helping develop the communications and mental adaptability skills required to succeed at university. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:22:00 GMT UofG nominated for 10 Herald Higher Education Awards The University of Glasgow has been nominated in 10 categories at the Herald Higher Education Awards. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:32:00 GMT Gravitational wave discovery confirms new population of black holes University of Glasgow astrophysicists are celebrating the third detection of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime which are beginning to underpin an entirely new form of astronomy. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT No Shadow of a Doubt over Edith Wharton play A previously unknown play by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton has been discovered by a University of Glasgow academic, dating back to 1901. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:00:00 GMT