Aberdeen second in Scotland for student satisfaction in national survey

The University of Aberdeen has been ranked 2nd in Scotland for overall student satisfaction* and 15th in the UK** for positive responses, in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Viking raiders in Orkney found 'plough was mightier than the sword'

Vikings in the far north of Scotland prospered through handing in their swords and swapping raiding for farming and fishing, a new study has found.

Can hemp slow cancer growth?

A new Rowett Institute study into whether adding particular types of fibre to prostate cancer patients' diets could slow the growth of tumours - or even shrink them - has the potential to deliver "significant benefits" to the development of future treatments.

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Witch hunts early example of profiling

Dr William G Naphy is a Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Aberdeen specialising in the Reformation and social control   As Halloween approaches, the perennially popular witch costume will be donned by guisers across the country. Images of witches have appeared in various forms throughout history—from evil, wart-nosed women...

Getting to the heart of the matter

Professor Dana Dawson is from the University of Aberdeen’s Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Unit and a consultant cardiologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Can you die of a broken heart? For those unfortunate enough to have experienced it, it can certainly feel like that. I am part of a group of scientists researching...

You are when you eat - how time of eating influences body weight

Did you eat breakfast this morning, or skip this meal to rush to work, or to sleep longer? If you don’t eat breakfast, is it because you don’t feel hungry and can’t face food first thing? If you prefer to hit the snooze button for a longer sleep, or choose to...

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