FM praises ‘vital’ research being done at UofG’s new Clarice Pears Building
Fri, 26 May 2023 13:01:00 BST
The University of Glasgow was delighted to welcome Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf to its new Clarice Pears Building today to learn more about the University’s commitment to addressing health inequalities through its research and civic engagement.
The Physiological Society Honours Nobel Laureate John Boyd Orr with Blue Plaque
Fri, 26 May 2023 07:00:00 BST
The legacy of John Boyd Orr – the first scientist to show that there was a link between poverty, poor diet and ill health, and is the founding father of modern nutrition sciences – has been celebrated with the unveiling of a blue plaque at the University of Glasgow
Anticoagulation treatment after an ischemic stroke should be started earlier
Wed, 24 May 2023 09:30:00 BST
An international clinical trial, which involved experts from Glasgow, has concluded that anticoagulation treatment could be safely started earlier than current recommended guidelines in patients following ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation
Futuristic video game uses the power of Minoritised Ethnic voices to tell the story of a sustainable Scotland
Thu, 18 May 2023 12:39:00 BST
The UofG has launched a first of its kind video game that amplifies Minoritised Ethnic people’s voices and the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Scotland’s sustainable future.
£2.5m to help with complex health and social care decision-making across the UK
Thu, 18 May 2023 09:00:00 BST
A collaboration led by the University of Glasgow has been awarded £2.5m from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to help tackle complex health and social care issues by providing research-based evidence to support important decision-making across the four UK nations
Unique survey compares Scottish and English attitudes to Foreign Policy
Thu, 27 Apr 2023 18:00:00 BST
Findings from a first of its kind survey comparing public attitudes in England and Scotland concerning traditional foreign policy questions have been shared at an event hosted by the Scottish Global Affairs Council at the University of Glasgow.
Promising results of clinical trial of radiotherapy for patients with mesothelioma announced
Wed, 26 Apr 2023 18:00:00 BST
Researchers trialing a higher dose of treatment in patients with mesothelioma, as part of the SYSTEMS-2 clinical trial, found a significant increase in life expectancy in the patients who received the higher dose of radiotherapy, according to preliminary results announced at the British Thoracic Oncology Group’s (BTOG) annual conference.
Hypertension research receives major new funding boost
Wed, 26 Apr 2023 12:00:25 BST
Researchers at the University of Glasgow’s School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health have been awarded €1.24m from UKRI/Horizon Europe, as part of a large European study focused on improving the diagnosis and management of hypertension
UK must adopt heat pumps to achieve 2050 net-zero target
Wed, 26 Apr 2023 08:14:00 BST
A new study by a University of Glasgow-led research centre has found that the UK housing sector is lagging over 30% behind neighbouring countries when it comes to the adoption of heat pumps, despite their enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide cost savings for households.
UofG exhibition shares experiences of dying when facing financial hardship and deprivation
Mon, 24 Apr 2023 09:00:00 BST
An exhibition that shares research findings on experiences of dying at home for people facing financial hardship and deprivation in Scotland is on display at the University of Glasgow.
UofG to lead national surveillance programme for mosquitoes and their pathogens in wake of climate change
Thu, 20 Apr 2023 08:00:00 BST
The University of Glasgow – in collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) – has been awarded a £1.25m grant aimed at improving our understanding of how climate change could increase the risk of mosquito-borne disease in Scotland, and enhance our preparedness.
Prestigious ISO accreditation awarded to Glasgow health-tech company MR CoilTech
Thu, 20 Apr 2023 09:00:00 BST
Glasgow-based engineering company MR CoilTech has been awarded globally-recognised ISO accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI) for the design, development and production of medical devices, in partnership with the University of Glasgow and InnoScot Health.
Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission for at least five years
Wed, 19 Apr 2023 00:01:21 BST
New findings from a three-year extension of the landmark Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) have revealed that nearly a quarter of participants who were in remission from type 2 diabetes at two years in the original trial remained in remission at five years
Breast and mixed-fed babies are at lower risk of having special educational needs
Thu, 06 Apr 2023 19:00:00 BST
Children who are exclusively breastfed or fed a mix of formula and breastmilk for the first six to eight weeks of life are at lower risk of having special educational need and learning disabilities, according to a new study
Eye-tracking research is a peek into the future of mobile device interaction
Mon, 03 Apr 2023 08:30:00 BST
A new study exploring how mobile devices can be controlled solely by the movements of users’ eyes could offers a peek into the future of gaze-based interactions with smartphones, researchers say.
Strong evidence that AAV2 and underlying genetic predisposition played a key role in child hepatitis cases
Thu, 30 Mar 2023 16:00:00 BST
There is now strong evidence that the virus AAV2, alongside an underlying genetic predisposition, played a key role in cases of acute hepatitis in children, according to a new study published in Nature – the first detailed research investigation into the worldwide outbreak
People in Britain had less “risky” sex in the year following the pandemic
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 23:30:00 BST
The lower prevalence of people having condomless sex with multiple or new partners during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, was still evident one year after Britain’s first lockdown, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow to celebrate Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 09:00:00 BST
Academics at the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic are celebrating Tolkien’s Glasgow connection with a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of Tolkien’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight lecture at UofG.
QS 2023 Rankings by Subject
Wed, 22 Mar 2023 09:16:00 GMT
University of Glasgow records a strong performance in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2023.
Waist to height ratio a better outcome indicator than BMI in patients with heart failure
Wed, 22 Mar 2023 00:05:06 GMT
New research has debunked the idea that there is an “obesity paradox”, whereby patients with heart failure who are overweight or obese are thought to be less likely to end up in hospital or die than people of normal weight
Report highlights the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on deaths and hospital admissions
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 00:01:00 GMT
Today, Public Health Scotland (PHS) and The Lancet publish new evidence showing the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) on deaths and hospital admissions attributable to alcohol consumption.
'Painful' Legacy of Asbestos in Scotland to be tackled with £2.1M funding for UofG
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 00:01:00 GMT
The “long and painful” legacy of asbestos in Scotland is to be tackled with a £2.1m Cancer Research UK grant to the University of Glasgow aimed at solving why it can take decades for exposure to the fibrous mineral to develop into cancer.
New research sheds light on how malaria parasites adapt to their human hosts
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 10:00:00 GMT
A study has characterised the factors that cause the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to invest resources into reproduction – to maximise transmission to other hosts – or replication – to ensure survival within its current human host
Biochemical synthesis discovery could unlock new drug development breakthroughs
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 16:00:00 GMT
A mystery about how a chemical compound found in nature could be synthesised in the lab may have been solved, scientists say – a breakthrough which could unlock new developments in medicine.
UofG to lead two prestigious new research alliances
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 09:30:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow is to host two of three new collaborative research alliances in Scotland, with a focus on two of the biggest challenges currently for world health: nutrition and food security, and lifelong brain health
Lifetime achievement award for UofG gravitational wave physicist
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 08:30:00 GMT
Professor Sheila Rowan has been honoured with the Philip Leverhulme Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding research in gravitational physics and unstinting contribution to the physics community.
Emma Ritch Law Clinic to improve access to justice for sexual offence cases
Wed, 08 Mar 2023 15:35:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has been awarded funding to establish a unique law clinic designed to increase access to justice in Scotland for complainers in sexual offences cases, through the provision of independent legal advice and representation by practising Scottish solicitors, without charge.
UofG research informs new Women's Prize for Non-Fiction
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 09:01:00 GMT
Research by the University of Glasgow has informed the creation of the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction, a new annual book prize that will further amplify female voices, whilst celebrating books that inform, challenge, disrupt, and offer solace and connection.
Supporting New Scots funding announcement
Sun, 05 Feb 2023 11:00:00 GMT
Domestic abuse information 'not adequately captured' in child contact cases
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 09:15:00 GMT
Domestic abuse allegations and convictions of parents who have perpetrated abuse are not being adequately captured by Scottish civil courts during child contact hearings, a new study by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier has found.
University of Glasgow experts reveal fascinating new insight into Robert Burns domestic life
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:00:00 GMT
An astonishing discovery found at a 13th century Scottish castle has shed new light on the day-to-day domestic life of Robert Burns and his family, academics at the University of Glasgow have revealed.
Adam Smith 300 launches at the Scottish Parliament
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 10:07:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has launched its Adam Smith Tercentenary celebrations with an event at the Scottish Parliament. Politicians, academics and leaders came together to hear more about the life and legacy of the founder of modern economics, and the exciting activities that are taking place both at the University and around the world to mark this important event in Scotland’s calendar.
At-home cardiac rehabilitation programme is a success in Scotland
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 09:00:27 GMT
REACH-HF, an award-winning cardiac rehabilitation programme which helps people living with heart failure improve their quality of life from the convenience and safety of their own homes, should be rolled out across Scotland, according to a new study
University of Glasgow academics join first UK-wide Young Academy
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:00:00 GMT
Two academics from the University of Glasgow are among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.
SAS and the University of Glasgow enter into a new strategic partnership
Wed, 21 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Ambulance Service and the University of Glasgow have entered into a new strategic partnership that will see the two prominent organisations collaborate in order to address key healthcare challenges
Supporting police in improving procedural justice for rape victims
Mon, 19 Dec 2022 10:06:00 GMT
UofG academics at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) have led on improving police engagement with victim-survivors for a project that aims to bring about significant improvements in the criminal justice system’s response to rape.
Glasgow scientists discover key to supercharging immunotherapy’s ability to stop breast cancer spreading to the lung
Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Breast cancer immunotherapy could be more effective if an immune cell that prevents it from working is targeted at the same time, according to new Breast Cancer Now and Secondary1st funded research.
Report published on New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy
Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:00:00 GMT
The report shows that there is much to celebrate in the strength, enthusiasm and commitment to the work of welcoming people who have sought to rebuild their lives in Scotland, but the barriers are also real, and the challenges presented require mitigation.