Researchers get to heart of African disease
Aberdeen researchers and colleagues in Botswana are to lead a major new initiative in sub Saharan Africa to try to prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD) - a rapidly growing threat that is estimated to claim at least one million lives in the region each year.
Young scientists rewarded for their artwork
Hundreds of school kids from across Scotland took up a challenge which got them thinking of climate change and its impact on animals.
Sir Moir Lockhead appointed to senior role at University Court
The University of Aberdeen’s governing body, the University Court, has appointed Sir Moir Lockhead, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of FirstGroup plc, to the position of Senior Governor.
Leading science broadcaster to give insight into first moon landing
A leading science writer and broadcaster will visit Aberdeen next month to provide a unique insight into the mission to place the first man on the Moon.
New gene for autism gives hope for future
Scientists have discovered that abnormalities in a gene important for learning and memory are a cause of autism.
Acclaimed traditional music weekend returns
One of Scotland’s most popular traditional music events will return to an Aberdeenshire farm next month.
University academics help pupils discover real life science
From how Google Earth is enabling us to virtually fly across the globe, to the challenges of building a housing development, a new University of Aberdeen roadshow series is helping children from schools across Aberdeen city and shire, discover how science is shaping the way we live.
Conference to examine landmark legal changes
Landmark changes to law in the UK and across the globe will be examined at a conference held at the University of Aberdeen next week.
Major Scots study tackles bowel disease in kids
Scotland has one of the highest rates in the world of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its incidence is rising among Scots children.
Library design achieves national environmental award
An innovative Aberdeen library design has received a sustainable award in recognition of its environmental credentials.
Leading African conservationist to speak on Planting for a Future in Tanzania
A pioneering project involving local young people working to save the ecology of Africa’s highest mountain will be the subject of a fascinating public talk at the University of Aberdeen on Tuesday 23 June.
SINAPSE delivering improved medical imaging for key diseases
More effective medical imaging to help diagnose and treat patients with Alzheimer’s, stroke, cancer and other conditions is one of the key goals of a major research network holding its first scientific meeting in Edinburgh tomorrow (Wednesday, June 17).
Conference to celebrate academic’s work in cement science
The outstanding career of an Aberdeen academic whose work has shaped global knowledge and understanding of cement science will be celebrated later this week.
Principal and Vice Chancellor honoured with Knighthood
Professor Duncan Rice, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, has been honoured with a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Genetic code cracked of organisms behind fungal disease
Scientists have unlocked the code for the building blocks of fungal organisms which are responsible for mild as well as potentially deadly infections in people.
Breakthrough could lead to new antimicrobial drugs
Scientists have discovered exactly how some bacteria act to protect themselves when they are threatened or under attack.
Heritage Lottery award to create centre of expertise in preserving historic collections
A grant of £875,000 will help the University of Aberdeen become a centre of expertise and learning in conserving rare historic books and manuscripts.
Conference to explore planning developments
The tension which can exist between building developments and their environmental impact will be explored at a conference in Aberdeen later this week.
Students scoop prestigious poetry prize
Two University of Aberdeen students were honoured today (Tuesday 9 June) for their literary achievements.
Launch of new series bringing science to the public
From why scientific advances could enable humans to live much longer, to the conspiracy theories surrounding man’s landing on the moon - a new series of events launched in Aberdeen this week will give the public an insight into highly topical science.
Pioneering Scottish technology empowers disabled children
Scottish scientists have developed the first technology of its kind in the world which allows children with communication difficulties to take control of conversations.
£1.2million to strengthen University’s capabilities in safety engineering
The University of Aberdeen today (Friday 5 June) announces further strengthening of its world class research and teaching in safety engineering, following £1.2 million of funding from the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (LRET).
Creative agencies make University of Aberdeen roster
The University of Aberdeen has unveiled its creative roster of six agencies to design and develop a broad range of marketing campaigns and materials across the institution.
Aberdeen’s bat man bows out
One of the world’s leading authorities on bats who has greatly furthered our understanding of the nocturnal mammals has retired from the University of Aberdeen.
Whales and dolphins in hot water
More whales, dolphins and porpoises than was previously thought could be at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a new study.
Cutting edge technologies get design to speed up route to market
A wearable radar-on-a-chip tracking device with many safety applications, solar-powered equipment to generate clean water and electricity, and a self-sterilising catheter are among a raft of innovations expected to emerge from a new initiative using designers to help speed up the commercialisation of new technologies from some of the UK’s...
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