Scorpion sting might save lives from coronavirus

The potential of scorpion venoms to combat the threat of new variants of coronavirus is being explored by scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Suez Canal, Egypt.

Research reveals health impact of the pandemic on those asked to shield

New research by the Health Foundation's Networked Data Lab (NDL) reveals the extent to which the pandemic has had an impact on the more than four million people who were identified as being 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and asked to shield.

Work of Scottish scientist commemorated with new UK coin to celebrate 100 Years of Insulin

The work of University of Aberdeen graduate and later Regius Professor, JJR Macleod, is celebrated on a new 50p coin in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.

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In the AI age, the world must work together to limit the risk of nuclear war

By Dr James Johnson, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, University of Aberdeen In a recent article published with The Washington Quarterly I describe the significant (and growing) gap between the expectations and fears of public opinion, policymakers, and global defense communities about artificial intelligence (AI) and its actual military capabilities, particularly in...

Sir Walter Scott's writing can still teach us about ourselves 250 years on

Professor Alison Lumsden, from the University of Aberdeen’s Walter Scott Research Centre, considers the lasting legacy of one of Scotland's most celebrated authors as we approach the 250th anniversary of his birth.   In 2021 we celebrate 250 years of Scotland’s greatest storyteller, Sir Walter Scott. One of Scotland’s most significant figures...

Invisible engagement: how can we support students when we can't see what's going on?

  Student engagement is emotional as well as cerebral - and stress, anxiety and loneliness can all have an impact on learning. University of Aberdeen Vice-Principal Ruth Taylor and Lee Watson, Student Adviser with Aberdeen University Students' Association, reflect on what can and can't be "seen" (this article first appeared in...


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