Supercharged sprout vitamin inspiration for new Alzheimer's drug research
A supercharged version of the acid derived from our Christmas dinner veg is the basis of new research aimed at developing a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Professor honoured for keeping carol traditions alive
A University of Aberdeen Professor has been honoured by Prime Minister Theresa May for his work in preserving and rekindling local carols and songs from across the UK.
Diary find reveals new detail about ordinary lives during Jacobite Rebellions
The diary of an 'ordinary north-east man' gifted to the University of Aberdeen has provided new insights in the Jacobite Rebellions and their devastating economic impact.
Second prestigious literary award for Aberdeen theologian
The work of an Aberdeen theologian has been recognised as one of 'the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture' in 2017.
Controversial vaginal mesh and graft no more effective than standard repair for female prolapse
Two controversial methods of surgical repair of prolapse in women have been found to be no more effective than the existing standard repair technique, up to two years after surgery.
WWI Christmas truces were not a one-off but continued even after the Somme, Aberdeen historian finds
The Christmas truce of 1914 is one of the most enduring images of the First World War and is generally reported as a 'one-off' phenomenon not repeated as the conflict grew ever more brutal.
World's first centre to tackle more than 600,000 African fungal infection-related deaths set up
The world's first international research centre for tackling fungal infections which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year has been set up in South Africa by the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Archaeologists awarded almost £1million to investigate the 'lost kingdoms' of Northwest Europe
The nature of the societies that filled the chasm left by the demise of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD remains one of the relative unknowns of history.
Volunteering to care for elderly can prolong life, study finds
Volunteering time to care for elderly friends or neighbours could help them live longer, according to a University of Aberdeen study.
Student aims for peak performance at Winter Games
A University of Aberdeen student is aiming for a peak performance when he competes in the Ski Cross event at the FISU World University Winter Games.
'Accidental chemist' who brought colour to Victorian society was 'far ahead of his time'
An accidental discovery, which brought a colour only previously available to royalty and aristocrats to the mass market, changed the face of fashion and earned William Henry Perkin a place among the greats of chemistry.
Stealth fungus that causes thrush 'hides' from immune system, experts find out how
Experts from the University of Aberdeen have discovered how the fungus which causes thrush tries to hide from our body's defences.
Workplace absence study proves we're not as selfish as we think
Research carried out by economists at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bath has revealed that workers are significantly less likely to call in sick if they know their absence will cause difficulties for colleagues.
Education student wins European award and 400 Euro prize for short film
A student teacher from the University of Aberdeen has scooped an international award for a short film he made to help others learning to teach to focus on issues around poverty in the classroom.
University to host annual London celebration for alumni and friends
Members of the University of Aberdeen family don't have to be in the north-east of Scotland to enjoy its festive season offerings.
Scientists develop technique to save more lives by vaccinating fewer people
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have developed a mathematical method to prevent epidemics by vaccinating fewer people than ever before.
University expert joins task-force to reduce impact of chemicals on long-term health
A University of Aberdeen Professor will investigate how exposure to chemicals can impact on health in the long-term as part of a world-wide consortium.
Early signs of Alzheimer's disease identified
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have detected key changes in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Symposium success for medical students
Six of Aberdeen's brightest and best medical students are celebrating after winning prizes at the Aberdeen Summer Research Scholarship (ASRS) annual symposium.
Scientists discover new material from Sutton Hoo ship burial
Scientists have discovered a new material to add to the collection of treasures from the Sutton Hoo ship burial - bitumen from the Middle East.
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