Scientists find link between antibiotics and colon cancer

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and Queen's University Belfast have found that antibiotic use may increase the risk of developing colon cancer, potentially more so among younger people.

Female Bangladeshi garment workers bear the cost of Covid disruptions, new research finds

Women working in the Bangladesh garment industry have been heavily affected by the Covid pandemic and the associated disruptions in the sector, according to the findings of an international study published today.

Significant grant for world's first Field Cycling Imaging hospital scanner

The University of Aberdeen's world-first fully operational Field Cycling Imaging scanner and suite has received a generous grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

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Why you should retain the right to decide how your research paper is used

University Librarian Simon Bains explores problems – and possible solutions – in balancing embargos and the need for timely access to research, which has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.   In this third instalment of a series about Open Access publishing, I move into what might feel somewhat arcane territory where...

The importance of being a 'good neighbour'

Professor Peter Edwards, Vice-Principal for Regional Engagement and Regional Recovery, reflects on how the New Year will bring new opportunities for the University to be a ‘good neighbour’.   Almost two years ago the University celebrated its 525th anniversary. As we gathered in Elphinstone Hall in February 2020, no one could have...

Why is being 'Open' so complicated, expensive, or both?

In his second blog post about issues around Open Access, University librarian Simon Bains considers the labels applied to open access, what these mean and alternative models In my previous blog post, I suggested that while I believe that we are all broadly supportive of making the University’s research open to all,...


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