The University of Aberdeen was founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1495. It is the 3rd oldest university in Scotland and the 5th oldest in the U.K. The University of Aberdeen is rated first in health science research in the U.K. Through the years various institutions of higher learning and professional schools have merged and created a very modern university with three main components or colleges; College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Life Science and Medicine and College of Physical Science. There are also a number of research centers and institutes. Three Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University of Aberdeen.
Study gives new insights into links between estuary creatures and ecosystem
(PhysOrg.com) -- Creatures that live in the muddy sediments of estuaries have given Aberdeen scientists new insights into how critical the relationship between organisms, and the structure of the habitat they live in, is ...
Bee scientists force killer mites to self destruct
The blood-sucking Varroa is the biggest killer of honey bees world-wide, having developed resistance to beekeepers medication over the past decade. It particularly thrives in cold winters when colonies are more vulnerable ...
Genetic switch discovered that turns on pain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Aberdeen scientists have discovered a 'switch' that turns on a gene that lets us feel pain, in a finding that could be a step towards the development of new painkilling drugs.
'Portable Sign Language Traslator': Automated translation of sign language into text is now a reality
Imagine holding your smartphone at someone using sign language and then their words start scrolling across the screen.
Muscle strength gene variant linked to falls
(PhysOrg.com) -- Elderly women with a common gene variant may be more prone to falls, University of Aberdeen scientists have discovered.
Chronic pain sufferers living rurally benefit from technology
New technology to help chronic pain sufferers in rural areas manage their condition is being investigated by Scottish scientists.
'Lonely heart' water voles crucial to population survival
Young males and females can spend weeks crossing heather moors, bog lands and mountains, often putting themselves in grave danger in a bid to bag a mate. Their quest can see them embark on journeys of up to 15km from their ...
New gene for autism gives hope for future
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered that abnormalities in a gene important for learning and memory are a cause of autism.
Men with angina at twice the risk of heart attack and death compared with women
(PhysOrg.com) -- Men with angina are twice as likely to have a heart attack and almost three times as likely to suffer a heart disease-related death than women with the same condition, finds a study published on bmj.com today ...
Link between epilepsy and Alzheimer’s uncovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered what could be causing Alzheimer’s disease sufferers to go on to develop epilepsy.