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.
Kim has a spring in her step after competition win
An engineering student from the University of Aberdeen has a spring in her step after scooping an individual and team gold medal at a major international gymnastics event.
Students pick up best newcomer award at Shell Eco-marathon
A team of students from the University claimed a major award at this year's Shell Eco-marathon, which took place in London at the weekend.
University of Aberdeen Museums secure investment from Museums Galleries Scotland
A number of University museum collections will be experienced in brand new ways following investment from the national development body for Scotland's museums.
Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows
An international team of scientists led by Professor John Wallace of the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, has shown it is possible to breed cattle to lower their methane emissions.
University project welcomes all 'Home'
The Elphinstone Institute at The University of Aberdeen has secured one hundred and fifty thousand pounds for a new project to help build integrated and diverse communities in the North-East.
Obesity in pregnant women associated with a 3.5 times increased risk of type 2 diabetes in child
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a 3.5-times increased future risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the child, concludes a collaborative new study.
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It's time we stopped human evolution – geneticist
Eight reasons why comedians make good leaders
Job recruiters discriminate against Muslims, and it doesn't end at the interview stage
Résistance microbienne : à l’hôpital, les désinfectants devraient être aussi contrôlés que les antibiotiques
The exercise conundrum: sometimes active people put on more weight than couch potatoes – here's why
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...