'Let's talk about Huntington's disease' - University researchers help young people to open up
May is Huntington's disease (HD) Awareness month, set aside each year to draw attention to the neurodegenerative disorder which in Northern Scotland has increased by almost 50% over the last 30 years.
£2.9m funding boost to promote mental wellbeing for young people in sub-Saharan Africa
A team of researchers from the University of Aberdeen have been awarded around £2.9 million to help promote mental wellbeing in children and adolescents living in some of the least developed countries in the world.
A first for Aberdeen academic honoured by the American Accounting Association
Professor Alan Sangster, Chair in Accounting History at the University of Aberdeen Business School, has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award of the American Accounting Association (AAA).
NDC and ORE Catapult form floating offshore wind research partnership
The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) has teamed up with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in a research partnership aimed at developing new offshore wind technologies.
Is thyroid disease a cause of the gender pay gap?
New research has found the adverse effects of thyroid dysfunction on labour market productivity could be a contributing factor to why women earn lower wages than men.
£2.4m legacy gift to fund PhDs in plant sciences
Applications are now open for four fully funded PhD studentships in plant sciences thanks to a generous legacy gift of £2.4m to the University of Aberdeen Development Trust from former students of the University.
Anne Brontë was a rock star
She's renowned as a novelist and one of the three famous sisters, but a detailed scientific analysis of Anne Brontë's collection of stones has revealed her to be a skilled collector with an active interest in geology.
£2m project to build world-leading decommissioning test facility
The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is heading a £2 million project to construct a world-leading testing facility for oil and gas well plugging and abandonment.
AI and data science project to help food and drink sector lower emissions
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are embarking on a £1.1m project that will harness the power of artificial intelligence to help the UK's food and drink industry reduce its carbon emissions.
Diseased dolphins at risk of starvation use muscles to survive
Diseased dolphin populations are using their muscles as an energy source to survive, a conservation study which analysed their metabolism has found.
Appeal launched for students and scholars affected by war in Ukraine
An urgent fundraising appeal has been launched to help support students and scholars who have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
'Painkiller advice for pregnant women should always be followed' as use linked to newborn problems
Researchers have called for medical advice about the use of painkillers during pregnancy to be reassessed after a new study found pregnant women who use over-the-counter analgesics are around one and a half times more likely to have a baby with health issues.
Cabinet Secretary visits Rowett to hear about food research
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon MSP visited the Rowett Institute to hear about innovative research in food science.
Public invited to get their hands dirty as Festival of New Ideas grows
Two new events have been added to the programme for the inaugural Festival of New Ideas which takes place in Aberdeen on May 27 and 28.
REF results highlight success of Aberdeen's Theology and Public Health research
Results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 - a discipline-based expert review process - were announced today (Thursday May 12).
Scholarship support for students impacted by events in Afghanistan
The University of Aberdeen is offering scholarship opportunities to new students impacted by the situation in Afghanistan.
International speakers offer cross-sectoral 'view from the bridge' at New Era of Business conference
A former communications director in the United States Senate and a special adviser to the United Nations will be among the high-profile international speakers sharing their views on the future of work, business and society during a conference in Aberdeen next month.
Net zero is critical - but not enough, audiences told at annual lecture
Adapting to the world's changing climate as well as reducing emissions as part of a low carbon future will come under the spotlight in the University of Aberdeen's annual RV Jones Lecture.
University professor appointed as a Chaplain to The Queen
The University of Aberdeen's Professor John Swinton has been appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.
Diabetes almost doubles risk of death from Covid
People with diabetes were almost twice as likely to die with Covid and almost three times as likely to be critically or severely ill compared to those without diabetes.
Poor mental health linked to difficulties escaping problem debt
Mental health is a key factor in people's ability to manage their personal debt by following debt advice, according to newly published research.
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