University congratulates Aberdeen academics recognised in New Year’s Honours
Many congratulations go to Aberdeen academics recognised in the New Year’s Honours.
Aberdeen writer’s words to bring in the New Year
The words of an Aberdeen writer will help to bring in the New Year at Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay celebrations.
Elective single embryo transfer boosts the chance of a healthy baby
Women who undergo elective single embryo transfer as part of in-vitro fertlisation (IVF) are five times more likely to give birth to a healthy baby compared with double embryo transfer, finds a new study published on bmj.com today.
Bee scientists force killer mites to self destruct
Scientists may be able to halt global honey bee decline by forcing the self-destruction of deadly Varroa mite, which is thriving in the freezing weather.
Genetic switch discovered that turns on pain
Aberdeen scientists have discovered a ‘switch’ that turns on a gene that lets us feel pain, in a finding that could be a step towards the development of new painkilling drugs.
European Commission recognises University’s investment in researchers’ careers
The University of Aberdeen has been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' badge by the European Commission for its work to implement the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
North Sea supergrid technology to be investigated by Aberdeen scientists
Aberdeen scientists are investigating new technology to support the development of the massive offshore transmission grid planned for the North Sea.
New evidence of First World War Christmas truces uncovered
Opposing troops putting aside their differences in 1914 to share Christmas carols and exchange gifts is one of the most enduring images of World War One.
Marathon boost for Aberdeen eye research
Research into key eye diseases will today get a funding boost thanks to Marathon Oil UK and offshore workers on one of its three platforms.
Student Response to Soviet Propaganda
History of art students from the University of Aberdeen are launching an exhibition based on Soviet propaganda posters on December 15 in the James MacKay Hall, King's College Conference Centre.
Local businesses back students in bid for Silverstone success
Local businesses are throwing their support behind a team of Aberdeen students preparing to vie for pole position on a world famous race track next year.
Tonight’s Café Controversial event cancelled
The Café Controversial event due to take place at Satrosphere Science Centre tonight (Monday December 13) has been cancelled.
Ethics of gender selection to be discussed
The scientific advances which make it possible for parents to choose the sex of their child will be discussed at a free event in Aberdeen next week.
Oats could hold the key to a healthier Christmas meal
A study carried out by Aberdeen scientists involving more than 200 volunteers has revealed that eating three portions of whole-grain foods, such as wholemeal bread or porridge, every day can lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease because blood pressure is significantly reduced.
Future squash and table tennis champions given a boost with the launch of new Aberdeen academies
Table tennis and squash in the North-East have had a major boost with the introduction of specialist academies at Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV).
Aberdeen scientists to explore African waters for potential new drug discoveries
Aberdeen scientists are to explore seas off the coast of West Africa, in research that could lead to the discovery of new treatments for diseases including cancer and MRSA.
Innovative engineering technology scoops industry award
Innovative technology developed by engineers at the University of Aberdeen was awarded a prestigious international industry accolade at a ceremony in London last night (Wednesday December 8).
Joking Computer helps Debenhams make Christmas cracking
Joke-generating computer software developed by Aberdeen scientists is helping Debenhams put the festive spirit into their Christmas crackers this year.
The physics behind Scotland’s coastline explored
What is the exact length of Scotland’s coastline? An Aberdeen physicist will give the answer to this and many more intriguing questions at a free event in Fraserburgh next week.
Science journalist set to enthuse school pupils
More than 150 pupils from six Aberdeen secondary schools are today descending on the University of Aberdeen for a talk by one of science’s greatest enthusiasts.
Researchers pinpoint ‘trigger’ mechanism which means animals are prepared for the season whatever th
Aberdeen scientists have identified the key trigger mechanism in the ‘internal clocks’ of animals which means they are prepared for the season whether snow comes in November or the sun shines in March.
Scientists unlock bacteria’s survival aid
Scientists have worked out how to control a protective mechanism found in many bacteria that helps them grow and stay alive.
Scientists investigate technology to benefit chronic pain sufferers living rurally
New technology to help chronic pain sufferers in rural areas manage their condition is being investigated by Scottish scientists.
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