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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.

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

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.

European leaders "failed to promote COVID-19 advice" on Twitter

Political leaders across Europe failed to promote COVID-19 health guidelines on social media in the early days of the pandemic, according to a new academic study.

Return of parkrun a "milestone" for health and well-being in UK

Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have welcomed the return of parkrun as a "significant milestone" for the UK.

THE names GCU among UK universities best placed to meet pandemic challenges

GCU has been recognised by Times Higher Education as one of the eight UK institutions best positioned to meet the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Jafry informs carbon debate

Leading academic inputs into report looking at how UK can meet target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.