Gut could sound early warning alarm for motor neuron disease
The same proteins thought to contribute to motor neuron disease can be found in the gut many years before any brain symptoms occur, a new study by the University of Aberdeen has found.
Babies have air pollution in their lungs and brains before they take their first breath
Unborn babies have air pollution particles in their developing lungs and other vital organs as early as the first trimester, new research has revealed.
Key blood clotting protein could be 'warning light' for severe COVID cases
A protein that could be an early indicator of severe COVID-19 has been identified and described by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.
Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank celebrates 10 years of ground-breaking global research
Scottish scientists at the UK's largest breast cancer tissue bank are celebrating the remarkable advances it has enabled in breast cancer research during its first decade.
Pre-birth steroids reduce chance of death in premature twins
Giving steroids to women pregnant with twins at risk of premature delivery reduces the chance of infant death and respiratory distress syndrome, according to a new review of existing studies by the University of Aberdeen.
'Let's talk about Huntington's disease' - University researchers help young people to open up
May is Huntington's disease (HD) Awareness month, set aside each year to draw attention to the neurodegenerative disorder which in Northern Scotland has increased by almost 50% over the last 30 years.
'Painkiller advice for pregnant women should always be followed' as use linked to newborn problems
Researchers have called for medical advice about the use of painkillers during pregnancy to be reassessed after a new study found pregnant women who use over-the-counter analgesics are around one and a half times more likely to have a baby with health issues.
Diabetes almost doubles risk of death from Covid
People with diabetes were almost twice as likely to die with Covid and almost three times as likely to be critically or severely ill compared to those without diabetes.
Professor Mirela Delibegovic honoured as RSE fellow
Professor Mirela Delibegovic has been elected to Scotland's prestigious learned organisation, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
Doric instructions to put local MRI patients at ease
Some patients with an MRI appointment in Aberdeen will now be able to hear instructions in a familiar language, following a technology overhaul.
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