Long standing academic and Principal recognised in New Year’s Honours
A leading microbial ecologist who has worked for 34 years at the University of Aberdeen has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.
Erin triumphs in the investment game
A University of Aberdeen student studying for a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice has been crowned the winner of a class project which saw students take on the stock market.
Study shows how dark chocolate may be good for our health - particularly if you are male
Cocoa-rich dark chocolate might help protect against heart disease and stroke, but probably more so if you are a man.
The Big Wang Theory: Experiment to Find 'New' Particle
We've heard of the Higgs boson, or 'God particle' but now a University of Aberdeen astrophysicist's hunt for what could be the Universe's last undiscovered particle has been put to the test.
Call for action on deadly fungal infections
A lack of rapid and robust diagnostic tests, safe and effective drugs and preventative vaccines is hampering the treatment of patients with invasive and potentially deadly fungal infections. That is the warning contained in a major review of the fungal disease burden led by scientists at the University of Aberdeen...
Trish hopes her book will be judged by its cover
A University of Aberdeen employee is hoping her book is judged by its cover as part of a prestigious European bookbinding competition.
History of Art students present an exhibition based on Soviet poster art and the student experience
An exhibition by a selection of third year Honours History of Art students, from the University of Aberdeen, will open at the James Mackay Hall, King’s College, today (December 12). On show will be some of the students’ own Soviet-style posters.
Could oats keep your gut healthy and help prevent heart disease?
Volunteers are required for a new study to see whether oat based food such as the traditional Scottish staples of porridge and oatcakes can help keep our gut healthy and protect against heart disease.
Aberdeenshire Witch Hunt Executions Brought to Light
The largely forgotten gruesome story of how 24 people were executed in an Aberdeenshire witch hunt in the 16th Century is being brought to light by a University of Aberdeen professor.
What is in a name?
A sculpture which will take up residence on campus in the new year will be named by a member of the University community.
‘Good’ bug may have a role in bowel disease
A bug thought to be one of the ‘good bacteria’ in our gut may actually have a role in the development of a bowel disorder that is on the rise in Scotland.
Siberia beckons for Aberdeen anthropologist
The north-east may have experienced the first white-out conditions of the winter but for an Aberdeen anthropologist it is just a glimpse of what lies ahead as he moves to Siberia today (Friday, December 7).
New study study emphasises substantial remaining potential from UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but need
A new study from the University of Aberdeen published today highlights the substantial remaining potential from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but concludes that, if long term economic recovery is to be maximised, there is a need to (1) increase the exploration effort above recent levels, (2) develop more incremental...
Local photographer launches charity calendar
A local photographer has joined forces with the University of Aberdeen to launch a charity calendar in aid of the University’s breast cancer research programme.
Students, staff and donors celebrate the gift of corporate scholarships
The increasing investment of business and industry in helping talented students to achieve their ambitions was celebrated on Wednesday 28 November at a special reception in the University’s stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library.
The egg and sperm race
Everyone knows where babies come from, but for most of humanity’s history people have argued about how new life appears.
Aberdeen researchers win Famelab 2013 regional final
Two postgraduate researchers have fought off stiff competition to win the Scottish final for FameLab, the UK’s annual competition to find the best communicators of science.
Better vaccines for tackling disease in fish farming
New and better vaccines to try to prevent disease outbreaks in farmed fish are the aims of a newly launched €6M research partnership.
2012 - At Least it’s Not the End of the World
With the ‘end of the world’ just weeks away – if you believe some prophecies – a University of Aberdeen academic will examine mankind’s fascination with worldwide destruction.
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