New cannabinoid research shows potential for targeted drug therapy

Gene region could identify people who may benefit most from medical cannabis

University governors back transformational plans to revitalise historic campus

The University of Aberdeen has taken the next steps towards multi-million pound ambitions to revitalise the heart of its historic King's College campus to continue to provide a 'world class' learning experience for its growing student population.

Researchers find new evidence that a 'smart, fungi' can be hard to find

A team of experts have discovered that a common fungus that infects humans can not only predict an imminent attack from the immune system, it will even change its appearance to hide from it.

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There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten

Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commemorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory. Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons.  It is the first Armistice Day remembrance...

Is the oil and gas industry really prepared for energy transition?

The oil and gas industry currently finds itself in a situation which is far from comfortable. On the one hand, the industry just began to recover from the 2014 downturn. Now the industry faces perhaps an even bigger challenge: the move towards a carbon-free society, also referred to as energy transition. In light...

Dracula, Measles, Mumps and Rubella: Economic lessons for why some are difficult to kill off.

Professor John Skåtun, Chair in Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, argues that with vaccine hesitancy on the rise, policymakers need to consider the use of financial penalties for those not prepared to consider the societal benefit of immunisation. Measles is a serious disease. So recent flare-ups have caused...

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