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Universal beauty does not exist, finds Glasgow study

23rd April 2021

Researchers find that different cultures hold different beauty ideals. A study led by the University of Glasgow researchers contradicts theories of universal beauty.  Research carried out at Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology contradicts the common belief that there is a universal perceived attractiveness. The study was published at the start of the month in ...


Thriving learners study to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students in Scotland

21st April 2021

This first-of-its-kind study hopes to get an understanding of how successful mental health measures are for students. The University of Glasgow is supporting the Mental Health Foundation as part of Universities Scotland to undertake the Thriving Learners Study.  This is the first study of its kind, focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of students ...


New study reveals belief in conspiracy theories could peak at age 14

28th February 2021

This study has shed new light on the belief in conspiracies in young persons for the first time. New research involving the University of Glasgow has found that adolescent belief in conspiracy theories is heightened at the age of 14. The study, which involved UofG’s Dr Yvonne Skipper, was published in the British Journal of ...


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 ...


UofG research finds swapping beer and spirits for red wine with food lowers risk of disease

28th January 2021

The cohort study found that spirits, beer and cider are associated with higher death rates, disease and injury compared to red wine. Research at the University of Glasgow has investigated the effects of differing patterns of alcohol consumption, finding that red wine is more beneficial in the long-term than spirits and beer, and that eating ...


Studytube: you’re toxic, I’m slippin’ into a panic spiral about my productivity

12th December 2020

Basilia Weir explores an unhealthy relationship with studytube, a YouTube community surrounding studying and productivity. Maybe you’ve found yourself in the library right around midterms. You’re on the fifth or sixth floor, a lukewarm caramel latte in front of you, and a lofi playlist beating through your headphones. And yet, you can still hear the ...


Recent study finds link between tobacco sales and proximity to schools

4th December 2020

The study, involving academics from the University of Glasgow, determined that banning cigarette sales near schools and playgrounds would significantly decrease the current number of shops with tobacco licenses. A research group consisting of academics from both the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh has published a study that shows a ban on ...


New study set to examine effect of changing bar/club opening hours in Glasgow and Aberdeen

14th November 2020

The study will examine the impact of changing opening hours for nightlife venues on public services, and which groups are most affected by these changes. A new £1.1m study is being carried out assessing the impact of changes to the opening hours of venues such as bars and clubs in Glasgow and Aberdeen. The study, ...


University of Glasgow students wanted as part of Covid-19 mental health study

3rd November 2020

Public Health Scotland are carrying out independent research on student self-isolation and wellbeing. A new study to be run by Public Health Scotland will assess the mental health impact on students self isolating, with researchers seeking the assistance of University of Glasgow students.  The new study wants to understand the experiences of students who have ...