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.
'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.
Route parasite takes to infect fish uncovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in Aberdeen have made a discovery which could ultimately help to develop a control for a major cause of infection in farmed fish.
Deep-sea fish stocks threatened
(PhysOrg.com) -- Commercial fishing in the north-east Atlantic could be harming deep-sea fish populations a kilometre below the deepest reach of fishing trawlers, according to a 25-year study published on Wednesday.
Simple precautions could reduce risk of E coli O157 in the environment, say researchers
Researchers investigating the risk of E coli O157 in the countryside as part of the UK research councils Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, say that simple measures and coordinated action from the relevant authorities ...
Whales and dolphins in hot water
(PhysOrg.com) -- More whales, dolphins and porpoises than was previously thought could be at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a new study.
Breakthrough could lead to new antimicrobial drugs
After 25 years of painstaking studies - led by Professor Ian Booth at the University of Aberdeen and Dr Tarmo Roosild at Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas - scientists have figured out the mechanics of 'channels' in bacteria ...
Children who watch more TV are fatter
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pre-school children who watch a lot of television are considerably fatter than those who don’t, according to a major new study.