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New £1.1m study launched to investigate impact of bar and club opening hours on emergency services

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers will play a key role in a new £1.1 million study investigating the impact recent changes in bars and nightclub opening hours has on Scotland’s emergency services, crime levels and health.

Retired engineer achieves PhD at 85

An 85-year-old who spent decades studying historical architecture in his spare time is thought to be the oldest person in Scotland to be awarded a PhD.

COVID-19 vaccine should be global common good

Nations and drug companies have been urged to put the patents for a COVID-19 vaccine in the public domain for the good of humanity.

GCU researchers are behind world’s first 24-hour movement guidelines launched in Canada

Research carried out by GCU’s world-renowned exercise experts has helped form the first international 24-hour movement guidelines for adults which have just been launched in Canada.

University can continue to help change lives thanks to Santander

A university scheme that has allowed a graduate to transform his business into a production line for essential PPE in Uganda has been given an additional boost.

NHS urged not to spend money on expensive incontinence devices

An international team of experts, led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), has found no evidence that expensive biofeedback devices used in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women make any difference.

The future is now for climate finance

Globally influential figures will put their heads together at a Glasgow Caledonian University event in a bid to identify how the lives of the poorest and vulnerable, who are disproportionately affected by climate change, can be made better.

GCU cancer researcher wins prestigious grant for lifesaving work

GCU blood cancer scientist Dr Mark Williams has been awarded this year’s British Society for Haematology (BSH) Visiting Fellow Grant of £17,997 to continue his potentially lifesaving research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

Researchers hope super algae will combat superbugs

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have discovered a unique type of algae that could help reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance being spread through rural waterways and the wider environment.

Research study using mindfulness to help stroke survivors moves online

The innovative HEADS: UP (Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke) research team is launching a feasibility study to find out how best to run the project completely online for participants. They are starting recruitment this month to find

Students recreate magic of Jason and the Argonauts for national exhibition

Students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have sent iconic characters from Jason and the Argonauts on a sightseeing tour of Scotland in a short animation film that pays tribute to their legendary creator.

Harry Potter psychology research proves public don’t need dumbed down

Words such as Muggle and Quidditch from Harry Potter fantasy novels have been used in an in-depth eye movement psychological study to find out how people react to unfamiliar language.