Extinct Canary Island bird was not a unique species after all, DNA tests prove

DNA tests have proven an extinct bird species unique to the Canary Islands - whose loss was considered a sizeable blow for genetic diversity - is actually almost identical to types commonly found in the UK and throughout Europe.

New hysterectomy surgery safer and more effective than current techniques

Removing part of the uterus using a keyhole surgery technique is a more effective way of treating heavy menstrual bleeding than the current most common operation, according to new research led by the University of Aberdeen.

Could fruit bar prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes?

Volunteers sought for diabetes study.

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Dracula, Measles, Mumps and Rubella: Economic lessons for why some are difficult to kill off.

Professor John Skåtun, Chair in Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School, argues that with vaccine hesitancy on the rise, policymakers need to consider the use of financial penalties for those not prepared to consider the societal benefit of immunisation. Measles is a serious disease. So recent flare-ups have caused...

Trying to untangle the rural cancer riddle

GP and Professor of Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen, Peter Murchie addresses the conundrum of why people with cancer in rural areas are less likely to survive. If there’s one thing we are blessed with in Scotland, it is plenty of remote and rural space. However, I...

The Art of MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - or MRI scanning - is in the bones of the University of Aberdeen’s Biomedical Physics department. It is one of the great ‘good news’ stories for the University and for the city of Aberdeen. MRI was developed here and emanated across the world, saving millions of...

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