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New research shows that anxiety makes Parkinson’s disease symptoms worse

A new study has shown that anxiety amplifies the physical signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to people who experience both conditions.

X-ray app to ease burden on lung specialists and save lives

Researchers are working on a form of artificial intelligence that can help medical staff prioritise lung-disease severity – saving lives and easing the burden on hospitals in COVID-hit regions around the world.

Research shows that even older stroke survivors can improve speech given the right support

International research led by GCU Senior Research Fellow Dr Myzoon Ali and Professor Marian Brady has found that people who had access to speech and language therapy made the greatest improvements soon after a stroke.

Taking the heat out of Sri Lankan climate crisis

Glasgow Caledonian University researchers are to create a ‘heat map’ of Sri Lanka in a bid to help city planners curb the health impact of climate change on its population in urban areas.

SHLS Dean says huge thanks to staff on her last day in role

Professor Andrea Nelson steps down as the Dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences on Friday, April 30, to take up her new post as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research with a huge thanks to staff.

Staycationers urged to help Scottish visitor attractions recover from COVID-19 crisis

New figures have revealed the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Scotland's visitor attractions.

Flagship accelerator programme to support nature-based solutions in Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University is going back to nature as part of a first-of-its kind partnership with the City Council.

GCU researchers to help shape River Clyde project

GCU researchers are to help transform the River Clyde into a global tourism destination.

Playing the insurance game

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are to create a video game that will educate the construction industry on new weather-based insurance policies.

GCU on top of the world in impact rankings

GCU named number one in the UK for promoting gender equality – and in the top five in the world – in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Regular physical activity could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third

Regular physical activity cuts the risk of dying from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 by 37 per cent and reduces the chance of catching the virus by 31 per cent, according to new global research.

Is social media use a potentially addictive behaviour?

Frequent use of social media may not amount to the same as addiction, according to researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the University of Strathclyde.