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.
Shock findings in Scotland's first smoking in cars study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smoking in a car exposes a child passenger to dangerous levels of poisonous particles and even opening a window doesn't protect them.
How monkey murder brought British coastal towns together
(PhysOrg.com) -- How two British coastal communities, hundreds of miles apart, came to be associated with a centuries-old tale of monkey murder has been investigated as part of a new study.
Oral cancers linked to genes as well as lifestyle
A major international study published today in Nature Genetics provides the strongest evidence to date that genetics play a role in oral cancers – and further emphasises the part alcohol plays in developing the disease. ...
New initiative begins to remove mink in north Scotland
The largest ever initiative to remove breeding American mink from north Scotland is now underway, it was announced today (12 May 2011).
Comparing glaucoma tests
Researchers are about to recruit almost 1,000 patients onto a study to establish which is the most effective diagnostic test for glaucoma.
New shrimp named after scientist
Its a new species of shrimp and its been named Princaxelia jamiesoni after the University of Aberdeen scientist who discovered it in trenches at the bottom of the North West Pacific Ocean.
First World War Christmas truces uncovered
Opposing troops putting aside their differences in 1914 to share Christmas carols and exchange gifts is one of the most enduring images of World War One.
Researchers investigate what makes tree mallow turn nasty
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are studying an invasive shrub which is threatening Scottish puffins and other seabirds.
New breast cancer screening put to test
Researchers are preparing to launch a £1.6million trial of a new imaging technology to see if might be better at screening breast cancer.
Research reveals UK's north-south divide in vitamin D deprivation
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women in the north of the UK are more deprived of vitamin D from sunlight than their southern counterparts.