Sky NOT the limit for Mars scientist
An Aberdeen scientist is reaching for the stars and beyond after securing an internship at NASA in California.
Cartoons and controversies in new University exhibition
An exhibition of cartoons and caricatures from the University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections opens to the public in the Sir Duncan Rice Library Gallery on Friday (September 27).
Perception comes into focus at University event
Is what you see always what you get? This question will be tackled in an event taking place at the University of Aberdeen next week.
First Minister joins honoured guests to open Aberdeen Confucius Institute
A Confucius Institute was opened today (Friday 27 September) at the University of Aberdeen by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond MSP, in the company of distinguished guests from China.
What did clinical trials ever do for us?
Clinical trials have come a long way since Scottish physician and naval hygiene pioneer James Lind compared lemons and horseradish as treatments for scurvy while aboard the HMS Salisbury in 1747.
Panda watch and the place of zoos in world
As the nation waits to see if Edinburgh Zoo Giant Panda Tian Tian is indeed pregnant, people of the North-east will get the chance next month to hear more about these hugely iconic creatures.
Chef and scientist team up for fine dining event
The nutritional science behind our food choices will be explored in a unique event taking place in Aberdeenshire next month.
Shark antibodies could provide key to targeting breast cancer
Aberdeen scientists are investigating if antibodies found naturally in sharks could be used to target breast cancer.
May Festival up for key Scots award
The organisers of Aberdeen’s newest festival will find out tomorrow (September 26) if they have scooped top place in their category at a prestigious national awards ceremony.
Mental health 'eye test' breakthrough wins top entrepreneurial award
An eye movement test to assist diagnosis of major adult psychiatric disorders has taken a step closer to being commercialised after winning a prestigious national contest recognising Scotland's entrepreneurial innovations.
Risky industries - the target of new safety masterclass
Offshore safety has improved since the early days of North Sea drilling but tragedies and disasters like last month’s fatal helicopter crash and the Macondo explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are reminders that the energy industry - like other sectors - faces a constant challenge of managing complex operations...
Scotland's first cohort of Physician Associates complete their studies at Aberdeen
Scotland's first cohort of Physician Associates - a relatively new healthcare post in the UK to address the needs and demands of population change - have successfully completed their studies at University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Mental health ‘eye test’ breakthrough up for national award
An eye movement test to assist diagnosis of major adult psychiatric disorders has made the final stage of a prestigious national contest recognising Scotland’s entrepreneurial innovations.
Initiative launched to help students with learning disabilities prepare for employment
An initiative that aims to increase the number of people with learning disabilities in competitive employment was launched at the University of Aberdeen today (Friday).
Ultrasound technology records tongues in action
A University of Aberdeen lecturer is among a group of researchers using ultrasound and MRI technology to build a three dimensional visualisation of tongues in action during speech.
Scotland’s rarest lighthouses captured on camera
Some of Scotland’s most renowned and remote lighthouses are being showcased in a new photography exhibition hosted by the University of Aberdeen.
TauRx achieves milestone in global Phase 3 clinical trials of LMTX™ for Alzheimer’s Disease
In advance of World Alzheimer’s Day, TauRx Therapeutics Ltd announced that it has reached an important milestone with over 300 patients now enrolled in its global Phase 3 clinical trials of LMTX™ for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
Science fun with TV favourite
Popular TV scientist Dr Marty Jopson is gearing up for an energy-packed show at Techfest in September next Wednesday (September 25).
Pregnant women with high or low BMI are at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admission
Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Guidance teachers hear of academic opportunities
Guidance teachers from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow will tomorrow (September 18) learn more about some of the academic opportunities on offer for their pupils at the University of Aberdeen.
Leopard finds new den at University of Aberdeen
Leopard magazine, the well-loved showcase of North-east life, people, places, history and heritage, is now on the streets under its new owner, the University of Aberdeen.
Environmental impact on adolescent health – volunteers sought for study
The impact of environment on adolescent health is being investigated by University of Aberdeen scientists.
Views of young people in spotlight as Aberdeenshire schools run their own Referendum
The opinions of Aberdeenshire secondary school pupils on rules, authority, decisions, and the upcoming Scottish Referendum on independence are being sought by University researchers.
Gastro bug experts gather in Aberdeen
Scientists spearheading efforts to further understand and tackle some of the bugs behind the most common causes of food poisoning as well as those linked with gut and bowel disorders are gathering in Aberdeen this week (September 15-19).
Measuring Mercury - event explores the element and our environment
It’s found in our mouths, in the food we eat and even in the light bulbs hanging in our homes.
Aberdeen signs partnership with Motherwell College
More engineering and computing students from North Lanarkshire will be bound for Aberdeen next year following the signing of a new partnership.
Scotland's food and drink celebrated at Parliament reception
Researchers from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health joined the Scottish Food and Drink Federation, Scottish companies, food-related organisations and MSPs to celebrate exciting developments in food and drink which have transformed consumers’ lives.
Students to benefit as University signs partnership with Santander Universities
Scholarships, travel grants and internships for students will be among the benefits of an agreement signed this week between the University and Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division.
New Students? Find out all you need to know
New students at the University will have an opportunity to find out all they need to know about student through a live online chat.
New Chair of Scots Law to host Inaugural lecture
Members of the public, including local school pupils, are set to attend an inaugural lecture by University of Aberdeen Professor Roderick Paisley as he takes up the position of Chair of Scots Law at the University.
Public to be blown away with bubbles and mind-reading at Techfest's activity weekend
People throughout Aberdeen City and Shire will have the opportunity to have their minds read, come face-to-face with lizards, explore the solar system and witness a mind-blowing bubble show at the TechFest in September Activity Weekend.
Deep sea discoveries among insights at unique event
Ever wondered about the weird and wonderful creatures that lurk at the bottom of the world’s deepest oceans?
Tomorrow’s students hear about college and university life
Would-be students and their families will descend on campus today and tomorrow (September 11 and 12) for an annual event covering all aspects of higher education.
Professor’s water flow research receives distinguished ERC grant
One of Europe’s most prestigious awards for young scientists has been awarded to a University of Aberdeen academic.
Aberdeen rises into top 150 in global University rankings
The University of Aberdeen has been named in the top 150 Universities in the world, according to new global rankings.
University nominated in four categories for UK national awards
Outstanding achievements in bringing science to North-east communities, developing its staff, working with industry, and continuing to improve the experience of students, has seen the University of Aberdeen nominated for four awards in the leading UK award scheme for universities.
Largest ever study of culture and behaviour in the NHS
High quality care in England is often mired in unclear goals, excessive box ticking and regulation, and variable staff support.
Digging Royalty? Pictish burials found at ‘Royal Rhynie’ site
The remains of what could be a member of early Pictish royalty have been discovered as part of an archaeological dig.
The exciting future of digital tools in rural healthcare to be discussed at the next Café MED Invern
Rural healthcare has always been an issue, and access and delivery of medical services in remote communities remains complex, even today. However, new medical technology may help to provide a solution to this problem.
Botanics and books among University attractions on offer at Doors Open Day
Aberdeen’s ‘secret garden’ will be throwing open its gates to those taking part in the always popular Doors Open Day.
Petroleum engineering students scoop another top prize
Students from the University of Aberdeen’s Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) Student Chapter have capped a fantastic year by winning the inaugural 'SPE Europe Petro League' at the Offshore Europe exhibition in Aberdeen.
University delighted with ‘best ever’ Offshore Europe
This year’s Offshore Europe has been the best ever for the University of Aberdeen, with the team at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre engaging with hundreds of visitors from business, government and agencies over the four-day show.
Could fibre make us fuller? Study seeks volunteers
Scientists are investigating if a diet rich in fibre can make us feel fuller.
Business Secretary Vince Cable visits campus
Business Secretary Vince Cable visited the University of Aberdeen today (Thursday) for a discussion with the Principal before taking in some of the latest research projects.
New University Institute to focus on the ‘life cycle’ of Energy
The University of Aberdeen has established a new institute of energy to create a global centre of energy research, industry collaboration and education.
Industry and University work to create course to meet skills shortfall
Companies across the global oil & gas sector have joined with the University of Aberdeen to create a unique solution for a major skills gap in the offshore industry.
New data centre for North-East higher and further education institutes reaches finals of major award
A pioneering project to create a new cutting edge and low carbon IT data centre for all the further and higher education institutions in Aberdeen has been hailed a huge success and has reached the final of a national computing award.
Revealed: Unique Orkney Vole most likely came from Belgium over 5,000 years ago
The Orkney Vole is unique to its remote island home, but the question of how and when it first arrived on those shores has long remained a mystery to the scientific community - until now.
Discover the science of salmon
Ever wanted to know the facts behind the fish on your plate?
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