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New study led by UofG to look into football and dementia

17th November 2021

After a study, last year by the University that found footballers are three and half times more likely to die of dementia a new study in conjunction with the PFA will delve into this relationship. PFA Scotland has given the green light for research to be conducted on former footballers to distinguish the correlation between ...


The tests you don’t need to study for

15th October 2021

Health scares and pharmacy trips: what do we test for, and how does it work? “Getting tested” is a hot topic just now, given that none of us can escape Covid-19 and the constant threat of isolation, but what other tests should we be aware of, why are they relevant to us, and how can ...


Study finds students feel uninformed about their post-school options

11th October 2021

Students cite “lack of education” and “in-depth” information when making choices on employment and education after sixth form or college. Research conducted by Careermap, a UK-based company offering opportunities for young people in education and employment, has found large swathes of young students felt uninformed about their post-school employment and higher education opportunities. Nota...


Resecuring Erasmus+: Scottish government to create new study abroad programme

19th September 2021

The Scottish Education Exchange Programme aims to regain a place for Scotland in the Erasmus+ programme. The new “Programme for Government” for the parliamentary year of 2021 to 2022 set out by the Scottish government includes a commitment to developing a new strategy for international education.  The exact details of the plan are not laid ...


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 ...