Study dispels myth of exercise damage in the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the knee

A study by scientists has discovered that therapeutic exercise does not harm articular cartilage of the knee in people with osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability worldwide associated with pain, impaired mobility and quality of life. It may, in fact, benefit articular cartilage.

University reaches £4.5 million cancer research target

The University of Aberdeen has reached its fundraising target of £4.5 million to transform cancer research in the North-east of Scotland.

Pupils honoured at biggest ever Aberdeen Children's University graduations

More than 200 school pupils from across the north-east were honoured for their achievements in the classroom as Aberdeen Children's University held its annual graduation ceremony recently.

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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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