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.
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.
Can radar be used to deter bats from approaching wind turbines?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Large numbers of bats are killed by colliding with turbine blades or by experiencing sudden depressurisation immediately adjacent to the blade.
New finding in rare eye disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have made a finding which could pave the way for new treatments for sufferers of a rare eye disease which can lead to blindness.
Study to explore North-east’s 'magic mountain'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The enduring appeal of the North-east’s most popular hill is set to be explored by a new study.