Calcium supplements linked to increased risk of heart attack
A trial conducted at the University of Aberdeen has contributed to a research report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which suggests that calcium supplements, commonly taken by older people for osteoporosis, are associated with an increased risk of a heart attack.
Museum leader and ornithologist to retire from the University of Aberdeen
The head of the University of Aberdeen’s museums retires today (July 30) after a decade presiding over one of the largest collections in Scotland.
First legal journal written and edited by Aberdeen students unveiled
The first edition of a new legal journal produced exclusively by students of the University of Aberdeen will be launched today (Thursday July 29).
Occupational therapy under the spotlight in new book
With the growing elderly population and increasing numbers of troops returning home with the scars of conflict, occupational therapy has never been more in demand.
Shark scientist back with tales from the deep
Shark scientist Dr Lauren Smith has spent three months in the Philippines working with conservationists trying to protect a threatened species of shark.
Aberdeen Moving Forward with international postgraduate conference
Postgraduate students from across the world are gathering at the University of Aberdeen for the seventh annual College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference.
Prestigious symposium comes to Scotland for the first time
A highly prestigious scientific event will take place in Scotland for the first time from tomorrow (Tuesday July 27).
University biologists win award to reduce need to experiment on fish
A leading Aberdeen fish biologist and his team are among researchers to receive an award from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).
University of Aberdeen and Halliburton sign partnership agreement
The University of Aberdeen and global energy group Halliburton have signed a strategic partnership agreement today (Monday July 26).
Discover diversity on your doorstep
Experience the sounds and sensations of Scotland’s secret haven of habitats, from sea to summit at the latest summer sessions for kids organised by the University of Aberdeen Natural History Centre.
Students celebrate racing success
A group of University of Aberdeen students are celebrating success on a world famous race track with a car they built entirely from scratch.
Joke-generating computer goes global
What do you get when you cross humour with science? A joke-generating computer programme, created by Aberdeen scientists to help children develop their language skills, is launched online today (Wednesday July 21).
Synchronisation between mother and foetus heartbeats understood for the first time
The heartbeats of a mother and foetus synchronise – new research has revealed.
Free sessions explore diversity of life
The University of Aberdeen Natural History Centre’s popular free summer sessions entered week two on Monday (July 19) with more fun filled, hands-on activities for families and the public.
Innovative research idea scoops engineering student top award
An innovative vision of engineering in the future has secured a University of Aberdeen student a prestigious award.
Research boost thanks to cerebral palsy charity
Child health research at the University of Aberdeen has had a major boost thanks to the generosity of Aberdeen and District Cerebral Palsy Association.
Leading expert on the European Union to retire from the University of Aberdeen
A leading expert on the European Union will retire from the University of Aberdeen and a career which has seen him meet some of the world’s most famous politicians tomorrow (Friday July 16).
UK’s biggest fiddle festival gets underway in Aberdeen
The UK’s largest festival of traditional fiddle music and dance gets underway in Aberdeen today (July 14) and will see more than 40 world-class performers from across the globe take to the stage.
Finding may pave way for new treatments for muscle wasting diseases
Scientists in Aberdeen have discovered a mechanism that muscles use to regulate the nerves which control them.
Event to offer rare glimpse into Scotland in the 1800s
An Aberdeen audience will enjoy a rare insight into the landscape and people of Scotland in the 1800s, at a free event this week.
Students in the driving seat for racing success
A group of engineering students are gearing up for success on a world famous race track with a car they have spent 10 months building.
University Vice-Principal elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Albert Rodger, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Physical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Making Sense of Nature
On Monday (Monday July 12) the University of Aberdeen Natural History Centre will launch the first of three weeks of free fun filled hands-on activities for families and young people exploring the amazing variety of life on the planet and how we experience it.
Painkillers not linked with heart disease in elderly patients
Commonly used painkillers like ibuprofen do not increase the risk of heart attack in the elderly population, according to a study.
Rudeness at work
If someone is rude to you at work or if you witness rudeness you are more likely to make mistakes, says Rhona Flin, Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, in an editorial published in this week’s BMJ.
Marine scientists return with rare creatures from the deep
Scientists have just returned from a voyage with samples of rare animals and more than 10 possible new species in a trip which they say has revolutionised their thinking about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean.
Children of the 50s asked for help with genetic study
Aberdonians who have helped health researchers over the years are being urged to get involved in the latest phase of a major genetics study.
Dance stepped up as traditional music festival returns to Aberdeen
One of the world’s largest traditional music festivals will up the tempo of dance when it returns to Aberdeen for the first time in four years.
Britain’s Got Talent winners set to leave north-east gymnasts Spelbound
North-east gymnasts are hoping a visit from Britain’s Got Talent winners Spelbound will spur them on to success in a European competition.
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