Tag Archives: University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Crab meat, in particular the brown meat from crab, such as that present in dressed … Read the full press release

Gender equality: University of Aberdeen retains its Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The University of Aberdeen has retained its Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Athena SWAN charter aims to address the lower proportion of women than men found in academic, professional, and … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen students exhibit projects at the Posters In Parliament event

Two University of Aberdeen students have presented their research at the British Parliament in London. ABERDEEN, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourth year students (Medicine) exhibited their final year projects at the Posters In Parliament event run in conjunction with the British … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

Aberdeen to Recognise Acclaimed “Father of Modern Physics”

A University of Aberdeen scientist who made huge advances in molecular physics, laid the foundations for many of today’s communications technologies and presented the first colour photograph to the world will be recognised by the City. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Archaeologists Aim to Uncover Aberdeen’s Architectural Heritage With New Funding

Archaeologists are aiming to uncover a lost piece of Aberdeen’s architectural heritage – with help from National Lottery players, members of the public and school children. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been awarded £10,000 … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen: Scientists to directly measure the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals

The discovery of an atmospheric time capsule has allowed scientists to directly measure the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals. ABERDEEN, 26-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers, including geologists from the University of Aberdeen, made the … Read the full press release

Vox Regis showcases music produced at the University of Aberdeen

For more than 500 years choral voices have filled Aberdeen’s ornate King’s College Chapel and now they will be heard around the world with the launch of a new record label. ABERDEEN, 25-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Vox Regis – meaning Voice … Read the full press release

Exhibition: The new, interactive Kingdom of Fungi on display at Aberdeen Science Centre

Children battled ‘killer fungi’ in a Space Invaders-style arcade game today (Tuesday May 24) as part of the newest exhibit at the Aberdeen Science Centre. ABERDEEN, 25-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, the new, interactive Kingdom … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen is a major partner of new EU research project to investigate the effects of climate change on fish

In France, April 1 is referred to as Poisson d’Avril, or ‘April Fish day’ and French children are said to tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered. … Read the full press release

Oil and gas firm Apache donates to University of Aberdeen scientists’ fight to beat Alzheimer’s disease

Aberdeen scientists’ fight to beat Alzheimer’s disease has been aided by a generous donation from oil and gas firm Apache. ABERDEEN, 06-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The £45,000 gift will be used to buy a specific piece of equipment that is vital … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen, Satrosphere, Cromar Future Group bring popular science talks and family activities to Tarland

This November sees an exciting new event series coming to Aberdeenshire. ABERDEEN, 17-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Aberdeen will join forces with Satrosphere and the Cromar Future Group to bring popular science talks and family activities to Tarland. … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen: Dr Alan Jamieson’s deep sea book nominated by the Royal Society of Biology in its Postgraduate Textbook Prize category

A book written by a University of Aberdeen deep sea explorer, and endorsed by Holywood film director and fellow explorer James Cameron has been nominated for a major award. ABERDEEN, 28-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Hadal Zone: Life in the Deepest … Read the full press release

Leading historians will discuss Europe’s ‘forgotten union’ between Poland and Lithuania at a special event in Edinburgh

A panel of leading historians will discuss Europe’s ‘forgotten union’ at a special event to launch a new book by an Aberdeen academic. ABERDEEN, 25-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Robert Frost’s work, The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union 1385-1569, is the … Read the full press release

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Zoo, University of Aberdeen: giant pandas have an exceptionally low metabolic rate

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Zoo and the University of Aberdeen have shown that giant pandas have an exceptionally low metabolic rate – and as a result have also discovered that the endangered bears are, quite … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen awarded £650K from the Natural Environment Research Council to resolve one of soil science’s major conundrums

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have been awarded almost £650K from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for their part in a £1.7M project which aims to resolve one of soil science’s major conundrums. Aberdeen, 13-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen announces celebrated authors, poets and performers at the May Festival

Award-winning authors Michel Faber and David Mitchell will appear in Aberdeen as part of the May Festival. ABERDEEN, 20-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The pair are just two of the highlights of a packed Word strand at the Festival, which will celebrate the … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen’s May Festival will return from May 29 to 31, 2015

Tickets have been released today (Monday April 13) for a popular festival which will enable audiences of all ages to experience the joy and inspiration of books, music, film, science, food, history, nature, sport and more in the glorious setting … Read the full press release

BBSRC’s Animal Health Research Club and Scottish Government to invest £6M to improve the health of livestock

LONDON, 1-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — BBSRC’s Animal Health Research Club (ARC) has announced over £6M of funding for research to improve the health of livestock. Eight studies will take place at institutions around England and Scotland in farmed fish, poultry, … Read the full press release

Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA) and University of Aberdeen plan an ambitious £8 million renovation of the existing Butchart Centre

Students at the University of Aberdeen and the Students’ Association are set to benefit from an £8 million redevelopment of its student union building in the heart of the Old Aberdeen campus. ABERDEEN, 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Working closely with … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen: UK and US scientists made major step forward in understanding how the brain senses low glucose levels

For people suffering from diabetes, managing blood sugar can be like walking a tightrope – if too high they run the risk of serious long term complications such as blindness, kidney failure, limb gangrene and premature heart disease, but allow … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen research led by Dr Dana Dawson found that acute stress induced (Tako-tsubo) cardiomyopathy does not necessarily heal with time

An acute heart condition previously thought to recover spontaneously does not necessarily heal with time, new Aberdeen research has found ABERDEEN, 17-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of academics and clinicians, led by Dr Dana Dawson, has spent the last four years … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen student inventors to showcase new diagnostic tool for African Sleeping Sickness at iGEM competition in Boston

Six University of Aberdeen students will head to Boston on Wednesday to a major international science competition to showcase a new diagnostic tool they have created. Aberdeen, Scotland, 28-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Ana-Maria Cujba, Konstantin Gizdov, James Long, James McAvoy, … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen supports Wild Dolphins fundraising art project to raise funds for the ARCHIE Foundation and to support WDC’s work

The University of Aberdeen is internationally recognised for its groundbreaking research into dolphins. But for the next 10 weeks it’s going to be known for its dolphins – on and around campus. ABERDEEN, 24-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The University has sponsored two … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen medical students to form Europe’s first undergraduate medical society to help elderly

A group of medical students at the University of Aberdeen have formed what is believed to be Europe’s first undergraduate medical society for the promotion of geriatric medicine and quality care for older people. Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, 10-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Firm archaeological evidence: Faroes human colonization happened 300-500 years before the Vikings

The Faroe Islands were colonized much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn’t by the Vikings according to new research. 23-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — New archaeological evidence places human colonization in the 4th to 6th centuries AD, at least 300-500 years earlier … Read the full press release