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UofG researchers develop the ‘DogPhone’

28th November 2021

The discovery has been deemed a way to help animals with their separation anxiety and take ownership with technology. University of Glasgow researchers have developed DogPhone, a device that pets can use to contact their owners. The device is created with pets in mind, aiming to help animals with separation anxiety from their owners. DogPhone ...


New research shows James McCune Smith stood up for women’s rights in the 19th century

24th October 2021

McCune Smith denounced the subjection of working class women to harmful treatments. New research finds that James McCune Smith, after whom the new “Learning Hub” on campus is named, was not only a medical expert but also an activist, abolitionist, journalist, and supporter of women’s suffrage. The child of a runaway slave, James McCune Smith ...


World Changers in Focus

25th September 2021

A deep dive into the world-changing research published this month by Team UofG. The “World Changers Welcome” bunting reaching across campus is hard to miss as you walk up University Avenue. When applying to the University, the slogan found its way onto the majority of freebies and goodies handed out to bright-eyed applicants, designed to ...


Glasgow ranked seventh in the UK for using animals in research

4th September 2021

Bowel cancer research is amongst the studies that relied upon animals for results A recently published league table by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) shows that the University of Glasgow carries out the 7th most animal procedures in the UK. According to Home Office figures published alongside the standing in 2020, the University of Glasgow carried ...


Possible new cancer drug discovered by Glasgow researchers

30th April 2021

In collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, the University has evidence that the new drug may be beneficial in fighting breast cancer. University of Glasgow researchers, in collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, have findings which suggest that a cancer protein may be effectively treated by a new drug already being investigated for its beneficial role in ...


UofG team leads new developments into quantum holography

26th February 2021

This new development could remove the limitations faced by standard methods of holography currently being used.  A team of UofG physicists have become the first in their field to discover a new means of quantum holography. In a paper released earlier this month, the team outlined this new method, arguing it removes the limitations faced ...


University strikes £4.6m deal with US pharma company for new drug research

25th February 2021

UofG and Eli Lilly will collaborate on research aimed at helping develop new drugs to tackle four major diseases. The University of Glasgow has struck a new four-year research deal with US pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company. The deal is worth £4.6m and will involve collaboration in researching the new generation of drug targets ...


University of Glasgow researchers find that obesity is responsible for more UK deaths than smoking

25th February 2021

Smoking-related deaths have decreased whilst obesity is killing more. A new study by University of Glasgow researchers has shown that obesity is responsible for more deaths in both Scotland and England than smoking.  The analysis of data collected between 2003 and 2017 found that obesity has led to more cases of solid organ cancers, including ...


UofG researcher plays key role in an important study of Ebola virus survivors

5th February 2021

Research finds survivors of Ebola experience a resurgence in antibody levels almost a year after recovery.  A study, led by the University of Liverpool in partnership with the University of Glasgow, has found that survivors of Ebola experience a resurgence in antibody levels almost a year after recovery.  Researchers from the University of Liverpool studied ...


University of Glasgow launches “Future of Scots” research project

4th February 2021

The University enquires whether Scots language has a future or is “just for Burns night”. The future of the Scots language is under review as a new research project is launched by the University of Glasgow. The collaborative project has the additional support of The Royal Society of Edinburgh; aiming to push an agenda that ...