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.

Scientists awarded £1million to help women make childbirth choices

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have been awarded almost £1 million to fund research looking into how pregnant women can be supported to plan their birth.  

Plaque installed to mark the legacy of slavery at the Powis Gateway

A plaque has been installed on Powis Gateway in Old Aberdeen as part of the recognition of the legacy of slavery in the University of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland.

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University's role in tissue bank key to breakthrough of breast cancer research

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a 30-year-long career in cancer research and I would absolutely say that my greatest achievement has been my involvement in setting up and running the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (   First established in 2010, we opened the Tissue Bank up to researchers in 2012....

Why are chickens used for breeding kept hungry?

  I’ve been researching the ethics of farming animals for fifteen years now. That convinced me some time ago that industrial animal agriculture is highly problematic for farmed animals, as well as for human welfare and the climate and biodiversity crises. But details about the systemic cruelty current farming practice inflicts...

A generous patron of science whose gift has led to 100 years of ground-breaking nutritional research

Dr David Watts, a Social scientist and historian based in the Rowett Institute, explores the story of the man behind the name of the Institute and how his generous gift a century ago has supported ground-breaking nutritional research for 100 years.      Although most accounts date the founding of the Rowett Institute...


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