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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 SPFL Trust & UofG reveal that Football Fans in Training delivers long term success FFIT was first piloted eight years ago, and is now among the most successful healthy lifestyle projects ever delivered in a professional football club context Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow publishes report into historical slavery The University of Glasgow has published a comprehensive report into the institution’s historical links with racial slavery. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT Tribute to Sir William Kerr Fraser Tribute to former Principal and Chancellor Sir William Kerr Fraser, who died earlier this week Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:24:00 GMT Glasgow researchers launch Scottish findings of welfare conditionality project Researchers from the University of Glasgow have called for greater social security powers to be devolved to Scotland. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT H.E. Minister praises UofG on widening access measures Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead has praised the University of Glasgow for its efforts to attract more students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 02:27:00 GMT Cutting-edge electron microscope revealed at opening of new £5m structural biology centre The University of Glasgow has today opened an innovative new structural biology centre, home to a cutting-edge electron microscope – the first of its kind in Scotland – which will be used to image biological molecules at the atomic level. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT First Minister leads historic summit on Precision Medicine The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, led an historic summit on Precision Medicine. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:22:00 GMT UK Policy and Evidence Centre announced The University of Glasgow is delighted to play a central role in the work of the new UK Policy and Evidence Centre which was launched today (Friday 7 September 2018). Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:40:00 GMT University of Glasgow to share in £80m quantum tech funding boost The University of Glasgow’s world-leading expertise in quantum technology has been given a boost with the announcement that the University-led QuantIC initiative will share in £80m in new funding from the UK Government. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:12:00 GMT UK Research and Innovation launches new Mental Health Networks, including UofG-led TRIUMPH Network Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT Regulator protein key to malaria parasite’s lifecycle Malaria remains a significant threat to human health with approximately 216 million cases annually and over 400,000 deaths worldwide. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 04:01:00 GMT Funding to UK researchers to help communities and their river hit by illegal mining A multi-disciplinary team, who are collaborating with Colombian social leaders and communities, has been awarded new funding to work along Colombia’s Rio Atrato to claim the rights of a river being devastated by illegal gold mining. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT Study finds short-serving veterans at risk of self-harm People who have served in the Armed Forces for a short time are at increased risk of self-harm, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 02:13:00 GMT Cabinet Secretary visits Imaging Centre of Excellence The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP, visited the Imaging Centre of Excellence at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thursday, 30 August. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 03:26:00 GMT Heritage project gives children the chance to be a First World War pilot Wings to War: Glasgow and the birth of the Royal Air Force project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and UofG to give young people the opportunity to learn what it was like to be a WW1 pilot. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT Glasgow researchers contribute to further Higgs boson breakthrough For the second time this summer, University of Glasgow physicists are celebrating a groundbreaking new measurement of the Higgs boson from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:07:00 GMT University of Glasgow makes Gaelic/English audio archive freely available Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic, along with some Scots, were today (27 August) put online by the University of Glasgow. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT New projects announced to protect cultural heritage overseas University of Glasgow project will preserve archaeological heritage in a region suppressed by Saddam Hussein's forces. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT First Minister visits Learning and Teaching Hub site Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work Derek Mackay today paid a visit to the site of the new Learning and Teaching Hub. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef is on the rise, new research reveals Coral bleaching across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been occurring since the late 18th century, new research shows. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:01:00 GMT Additional funding announced for arts and humanities research based in Scotland The next generation of professionals working in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland are to benefit from new funding for doctoral research. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT £3m award for pioneering Scottish leukaemia trial UofG scientists are set to receive £3m funding to help more patients survive a rare form of blood cancer. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:24:00 GMT Genetic link discovered between circadian rhythms and mood disorders Circadian 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 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:34:00 GMT UofG to help set up Malawi’s first Dental School The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has been awarded £1.3m from the Scottish Government to help establish Malawi’s first Dental School Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:11:00 GMT Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:00:00 GMT Printed electronics breakthrough could lead to flexible electronics revolution A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:42:00 GMT 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. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:20:00 GMT VR show set to offer Iraq War veteran insight A new performance piece which melds live theatre and virtual reality to tell the story of an Iraq War veteran returning to civilian life is launching at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Friday 10 August. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMT Early age of type 1 diabetes diagnosis linked to greater heart risks and shorter life expectancy, compared to later diagnosis Life-expectancy for individuals with younger-onset disease is on average 16 years shorter compared to people without diabetes, and 10 years shorter for those diagnosed at an older age, according to new research. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:01:00 GMT Equality, diversity and inclusion projects win funding support Two new University of Glasgow projects aimed at improving equality, diversity and inclusion within engineering and the physical sciences have received funding support from by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:14:00 GMT RSE Medal for Dr Theodore Koutmeridis UofG Senior Lecturer among leading academics and professionals in Scotland recognised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 02:00:00 GMT Foot-and-mouth disease vaccination could reduce poverty in eastern Africa Vaccinating livestock against foot-and-mouth disease could help to reduce poverty in eastern Africa Mon, 06 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow part of worldwide initiative to preserve art conservation skills Institutions around world, including the University of Glasgow, receive grants from Getty Foundation to teach skills to new generation Thu, 02 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT Potential link between brain trauma and degenerative brain disease revealed A landmark study provides first evidence that just a single traumatic brain injury can generate an abnormal form of the dementia Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:00:00 GMT Joint parenting may produce stronger offspring in the animal world In the animal world, two parents caring together may produce fitter offspring than single parents working alone. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:01:00 GMT Burns’ works authenticated by new, minimally destructive scientific technique Authenticating historic manuscripts can be a complicated and at times destructive process, with parts of the paper or ink damaged. However, a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Glasgow have found a novel way to accurately authenticate ancient documents in a minimally destructive way. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:35:00 GMT New research uncovers successes and failures of UK’s help for Syrian immigrants Syrian refugees have higher levels of unemployment than UK citizens, are often overqualified for work they do find, and are being underserved by current British immigration policy despite their eagerness to contribute to society, new research reveals. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:13:00 GMT Making thread in Bronze Age Britain Bronze Age Britons spliced plant fibres together to make cloth rather than spinning, a new study has found. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:59:00 GMT UofG and NHSGGC unite to establish the Glasgow Health Sciences Partnership The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to form the Glasgow Health Sciences Partnership Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT Robot chemist discovers new molecules and reactions A new type of artificial-intelligence-driven chemistry could revolutionise the way molecules are discovered, scientists claim. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:00:00 GMT Three UofG academics elected Fellows of the British Academy Three leading academics from the University of Glasgow have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT Minister hails 'pioneering' UofG work In Precision Medicine The University of Glasgow’s pioneering work in Precision Medicine has been hailed by the new Scottish Government Innovation Minister Ivan McKee as playing a key role in developing Scotland’s profile internationally – while contributing to inclusive economic growth at home. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:48:00 GMT Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:04:00 GMT Glasgow hosts biggest ever historical tabletop war game to replay Battle of Waterloo for charity Organisers are looking for war gamers, schoolchildren, members of the public, amateur artists, as well as military personnel and veterans to get involved in this massive undertaking. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:00:00 GMT UofG hosts THE's first Teaching Excellence Summit The University has hosted the inaugural Teaching Excellence Summit in THE’s world summit series at which THE launched a pilot set of rankings – The Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:49:00 GMT University of Glasgow exhibition highlights a centenary of social empowerment An exhibition on the University’s Settlement is retelling some of the amazing stories of student social action over the last 120 years and up to the present day. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Erasmus Mundus success for UofG The University is to play a leading role in four consortia of European Universities who have developed Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:55:00 GMT Nobel prize-winning technology reveals common herpes virus structure For the first time, researchers have been able to use the Nobel Prize winning technology, cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT Synthetic ‘Brainy Skin’ with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Economic Impact of University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus launched as students graduate As the University of Glasgow today celebrates summer graduation in Dumfries a new report on the economic impact of the University Campus shows that it generates up to £14 million every year for the regional economy. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT Lone parent jobseeking requirements negatively affect mental health Mandatory employment requirements adversely impact the mental health of lone parents, according to a new study. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:01:00 GMT Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, and Dundee found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:14:00 GMT Drug treatment has profound effect on cerebral malaria in mice A potential new way of treating cerebral malaria has been discovered by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Glasgow, in study using mice. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT Proof Positive: Craft Beer is a thing of the Past University of Glasgow research identifies barley beer in Bronze Age Mesopotamian drinking vessels. Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT International council publishes report on Scottish education A group of international education experts, including the University of Glasgow’s Professor Chris Chapman – Director of Policy Scotland and Chair in Educational Policy and Practices - has published its first report. Wed, 27 Jun 2018 01:29:00 GMT First World War names to be added to University Roll of Honour Researchers at the University identified 19 additional names to be added to the Roll of Honour later this year by using digital resources and confirmed their connection to the University using student records held by Archives. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT UofG wins THELMA award for “Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team” The University has won a THELMA award - THE Leadership and Management Awards – in the “Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team” category. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:18:00 GMT £3m grant to tackle superbugs in a global context Researchers at the University of Glasgow, together with colleagues in Tanzania and collaborators from North America, have been awarded £3m to conduct research into antimicrobial resistance Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:30:00 GMT Scotland Will Struggle to Compete for Migrant Workers New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-Brexit Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area (EEA) to English-speaking countries. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT Existing treatment could be used for common ‘untreatable’ form of lung cancer A cancer treatment already approved for use in certain types of cancer has been found to block cell growth in a common form of lung cancer Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow signs major European partnership agreement In what is thought to be the first major European partnership to be agreed by any UK Higher Education institution since the referendum on Brexit, the University of Glasgow has entered into a formal collaboration with Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:00:00 GMT Speed dating: new technology in Scotland cuts carbon dating time in half Breakthrough will make carbon dating more accessible to scientists worldwide. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:30:00 GMT BHF funds study into potentially fatal condition in new mums New research hopes to tackle a serious form of maternal heart failure Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Frailty in middle aged linked to higher mortality New research has highlighted the significance of frailty in middle age and the importance of diagnosing it at an early stage. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:30:00 GMT Doctorates awarded for outstanding achievements Ten honorary degrees were today awarded to distinguished people in their fields by the University of Glasgow. VIDEOS. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMT Sociable animals will make compromises to remain with their group Fish will forego their own temperature preferences in order to remain part of a group, according to a new study. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:01:00 GMT Heroic week in Sleat Sabhal Mòr Ostaig welcomes Ulidia Finn 2018 | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig a’ cur fàilte air Ulidia Finn 2018 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Chancellor celebrates 50 years in public health The Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Sir Kenneth Calman, has marked 50 years in public health with the publication of a new paper. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:07:00 GMT University of Glasgow research suggests Robert Burns may have had bipolar disorder Researchers at the University of Glasgow suggest Scotland's national bard may have had bipolar disorder, according to a paper published in The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT New online tool for identifying emerging mental health problems in young people For the first time, researchers have developed an online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems, such as psychosis. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT Queen’s Birthday Honours for University of Glasgow Several University of Glasgow academics have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sat, 09 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Childhood poverty worse in school holidays The summer holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time for school children but the reality is they are often stressful for children from low income families. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow signs Strategic Partnership agreement with Smithsonian The University of Glasgow and the Smithsonian Institution will today enter into a major cross Atlantic partnership agreement. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMT Dumfries and Galloway’s holds first refugee and migrant film festival The Incomers Film Festival will be held from 18-21 June 2018 and will focus on the human stories of migration. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT Louise Welsh is made Royal Society of Literature fellow Award-winning novelist and the University of Glasgow's Professor of Creative Writing Louise Welsh has become a RSL fellow. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:30:00 GMT International event to celebrate Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin University of Glasgow's academic gives keynote address at international event in England celebrating one of the most recognisable comic characters of the 20th century – Tintin. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Community impact of serious organised crime Study involving University of Glasgow finds range of services in community have key role in protecting vulnerable. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT Two research projects awarded funding Research into the family justice system will help improve understanding of the barriers to children’s views being heard in family law cases. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMT UofG researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough University of Glasgow physicists are celebrating the latest groundbreaking observation from the ATLAS collaboration at CERN in Geneva: the observation of Higgs bosons produced together with a top quark pair. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:04:00 GMT UofG launches innovative scheme to train next generation of Primary Care leaders The University of Glasgow is to launch an innovative scheme that will equip selected medical students with the requisite skills and experience to become the next generation of leaders of Primary Care in Scotland. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:43:00 GMT Runaway Slaves in Britain searchable database launched Academics at the University of Glasgow today (1 June 2018) launched a new digital database of fugitive slave adverts from 18th century UK newspapers. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Supercomputers provide new window into the life and death of the neutron University of Glasgow researcher part of team that simulates sliver of spacetime to tackle subatomic-scale physics problem Thu, 31 May 2018 10:03:00 GMT Ground-breaking research to examine suicide risk in men Suicide is the leading cause of death in young and middle-aged men in most Western countries including the UK. Tue, 29 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT £1.3M for promising new musculoskeletal treatment University of Glasgow spinout company Causeway Therapeutics has been awarded a grant of £1.3m to develop a promising new treatment for a common but costly musculoskeletal problem. Wed, 30 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT Animal welfare research leads to European law reform Ground-breaking research aimed at improving bird welfare during poultry production has directly led to a change in EU law. Fri, 25 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT Can you help us? UofG asks for input into online survey supporting our Science & Innovation Audit on Precision Medicine The University of Glasgow is leading a Science & Innovation Audit (SIA) for Scotland, on behalf of BEIS, on Precision Medicine. Precision Medicine & Chronic Diseases is one of the University’s six ‘Research Beacons’, where Glasgow is driving international research excellence and delivering benefits for both patients and the Scottish economy. Thu, 24 May 2018 12:27:00 GMT Engineers aim for the stars with new rocket engine A ‘self-eating’ rocket engine which could place small satellites in orbit more easily and more affordably is under development at universities in Scotland and Ukraine. Thu, 24 May 2018 10:23:00 GMT World-leading Scottish cancer centre celebrates 10th birthday From world-leading scientific breakthroughs, to becoming a centre of excellence for Leukaemia, POG is internationally recognised for its pioneering cancer research. Fri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT Too much screen time associated with heart disease and cancer Time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time – termed discretionary screen time – has been associated with higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease in a new large-scale study Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00:00 GMT Discovery of novel Malaria parasite behaviour offers new target for treatment Researchers have demonstrated novel parasite behaviour which offers a potential new target for malaria diagnosis and intervention. Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT Canon Medical joins Clinical Innovation Zone The University of Glasgow has welcomed new tenants, Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd, to the Clinical Innovation Zone (CIZ) at the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus. Thu, 17 May 2018 10:12:00 GMT Welfare conditionality is ineffective, authors of major study say Welfare conditionality within the social security system is largely ineffective and in some cases pushes people into poverty and crime, a major study involving the University of Glasgow has found. Tue, 22 May 2018 02:10:00 GMT New treatment option for ‘wake-up’ stroke patients Detail revealed in MRI brain scans can help doctors accurately deduce when a stroke begins, according to new research, allowing treatment for many patients who currently cannot receive it. Wed, 16 May 2018 11:00:00 GMT Circadian rhythm disruption associated with mood disorders Circadian rhythms, the natural variations in our behaviour and activity throughout a 24-hour period, are known to affect everything from hormones to eating habits. Tue, 15 May 2018 11:30:00 GMT Long tradition of ancient Mastermind competition continues at the University of Glasgow For the first time in many years, multiple students have put themselves forward for the Cowan Blackstone Medal ― a voluntary public oral competition on Latin texts. Mon, 14 May 2018 01:00:00 GMT Research on economic impact of Scotland's national bard University of Glasgow to look at the economic impact and potential of Robert Burns to Scotland Mon, 14 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT Two new MVLS professors appointed Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences Two professors from the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) have been appointed Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS). Fri, 11 May 2018 12:42:00 GMT Gravitational waves help unravel mystery of gamma ray bursts in space The data collected during historic first detection of a binary neutron star collision is helping astrophysicists further unravel the mystery of gamma-ray bursts in space. Thu, 10 May 2018 10:03:00 GMT Royal Society Fellowship for Professor Sheila Rowan Professor Sheila Rowan, director of the University of Glasgow’s Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR), has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society for her pioneering work on gravitational wave detection. Wed, 09 May 2018 12:28:00 GMT 1 in 9 young adults report having attempted suicide and 1 in 6 report self-harm 11.3% of young people report having attempted suicide and 16.2% report self-harm at some stage in their lives Wed, 09 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT Collections at university museums such as The Hunterian will share £3.6m of funding Internationally important collections at nine Scottish universities including UofG's Hunterian will share the funding. Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT Easy-to-measure grip strength test could help predict major disease risk Measuring grip strength – a clinical test that is both cheap and easy to perform – could be an important way to identify people who are at high risk for a wide range of diseases. Tue, 08 May 2018 12:01:00 GMT New Athena SWAN Awards for UofG The University of Glasgow is delighted to announce it has achieved two new Athena SWAN awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students Tue, 08 May 2018 02:00:00 GMT Highest number of alcohol and fast food outlets clustered in deprived areas There are more alcohol, fast food, tobacco and gambling outlets in the most deprived areas of Glasgow compared with more affluent areas, according to new research. Tue, 08 May 2018 12:22:00 GMT Prestigious awards for UofG chemists Three researchers from the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry have received prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Tue, 08 May 2018 11:15:00 GMT "Misleading Fantasy" that Scotland has no problem with racism The belief that Scotland is immune to racism and ‘culturally different’ to England is a ‘misleading fantasy’, MSPs on the Cross-Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia will be told. Tue, 08 May 2018 10:26:00 GMT Nanoscale measurements 100x more precise thanks to two-photon technique The precision of measuring nanoscopic structures could be substantially improved, new research shows. Fri, 04 May 2018 06:00:00 GMT UofG to lead major European network aimed at training the next generation of animal scientists UofG is to lead a European network whose mission is to provide a European Double Doctorate level training programme on innovative technologies applied to animal science and nutrition. Wed, 02 May 2018 01:34:00 GMT UofG Professor to chair Scotland’s refugee integration partnership and strategy A University of Glasgow professor and human rights advocate will lead the partnership supporting refugees and asylum seekers rebuilding their lives in Scotland. Tue, 01 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT South Korean earthquake linked to nearby fracking An earthquake in South Korea which injured close to 100 people and caused tens of millions of pounds of damage was plausibly the result of nearby hydraulic fracturing works, scientists say. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:42:00 GMT New website and associated programme to explore the influence of Gaelic on Glasgow A new online resource to raise awareness of the influence of Gaelic on Glasgow has been launched in association by the University of Glasgow Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow announce 23 honorary doctorates for outstanding achievement The University of Glasgow is awarding 23 honorary doctorates this summer to leading figures in the arts, broadcasting, music, science, medicine and law in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT Cancer risk in over 60s underrepresented despite high diagnosis rates Older adults are largely obscured in the media representation of cancer and cancer experience, despite over three quarters of all cancers in the UK diagnosed in those aged over 60. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00:00 GMT UofG rises in 'Complete' league table The University of Glasgow has moved up three places to 24 in the UK in the Complete University Guide. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:46:00 GMT Professor Paul Younger - a tribute Professor Paul Younger DL FREng FRSE FGS FIChemE FICE, who held the University of Glasgow's Rankine Chair in the School of Engineering, has died peacefully at the age of 55. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT Funding in place for new cornerstone of the Gaelic language The Scottish Government has announced a £2.5 million investment in the next phase of the first comprehensive dictionary of Gaelic. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates Earth Day 2018 The University of Glasgow is reaffirming its commitment to sustainability on Earth Day 2018. Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:08:00 GMT UofG takes part in First Minister's China trade mission Senior figures from the University of Glasgow and other Scottish universities have joined the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on a visit to showcase Scottish business and build tourism and academic links. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:03:00 GMT New DNA screening reveals whose blood the vampire bat is drinking A new study co-authored by Daniel Streiker, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, and led by researchers from Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, describes a new DNA method to efficiently screen many vampire bat blood meal and faecal samples with a high success rate and thereby determine which animals the vampire bats have fed on blood from. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:26:00 GMT University of Glasgow research finds red and yellow paint on Antonine Wall An archaeologist using cutting edge technology on remnants of the Antonine Wall has shown parts of it were painted in bright colours. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT New ‘brain health index’ can predict how well patients will do after stroke A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMT 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 £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 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