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.
Aberdeen event to update on Scotland's Citizen's Assembly
Academics and researchers will come together in Aberdeen to help the public engage with Scotland's Citizen's Assembly and the important role it can play in deliberating the future of the nation.
Researchers test drugs with potential to restore sight loss from aniridia
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen will test two repurposed drugs for the treatment of the rare eye condition aniridia, which causes blindness thanks to funding from Fight for Sight.
KTP conference highlights value of university and industry partnerships
A major conference held in Aberdeen has thrown the spotlight on how universities and industry are working together to promote economic growth in the region.
Leading engineering professor appointed Fellow of IEEE
A leading engineering professor from the University of Aberdeen has been named as a Fellow of the IEEE, The world's largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology.
Royal appointment for leading Pathologist
A leading Aberdeen pathology professor has received a prestigious Royal honour.
Trading retirement for a new career
When Alan Whitehead was made redundant at the age of 61, the next step seemed like retirement but the former accountant wasn't ready to put his feet up and instead pursued his passion for languages.
The University of Aberdeen is a founding partner of The Conversation UK. See below our academics' articles and opinion pieces on various topics of public interest.
The $120,000 banana: how to have your art and eat it
Why we need a better understanding of how PTSD affects families
Five ways rudeness can actually be a positive experience
New education system was central to the Kurds' Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it's under attack
Ben Ali: the Tunisian autocrat who laid the foundations for his demise
Solar power could stop China's Belt and Road Initiative from unleashing huge carbon emissions
Nudging meat off the menu
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...