Was Aberdeen the birthplace of Scotch Whisky?

Historians have uncovered the earliest ever reference to a still for distilling Scotch whisky which suggests the origins of the spirit may lie in the thriving renaissance burgh of Aberdeen.

Still time for Scottish fishing industry to adapt to climate change

Academic to present findings of climate change report at Species on the Move conference

Psychology collaboration set for take off

The department of Industrial Psychology and CHC Helicopter has been awarded £54,000 to fund PhD research projects in Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors training.

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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...

Trying to untangle the rural cancer riddle

GP and Professor of Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen, Peter Murchie addresses the conundrum of why people with cancer in rural areas are less likely to survive. If there’s one thing we are blessed with in Scotland, it is plenty of remote and rural space. However, I...

The Art of MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - or MRI scanning - is in the bones of the University of Aberdeen’s Biomedical Physics department. It is one of the great ‘good news’ stories for the University and for the city of Aberdeen. MRI was developed here and emanated across the world, saving millions of...

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