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GCU launches world’s largest study into impact of physical activity on COVID-19 immunity

Leading physical activity researchers, respiratory experts, and sport and exercise psychologists at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have launched the world’s largest study to find out for certain if physical activity can boost COVID-19

University receives major Scottish Government research grant to tackle coronavirus impact

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is delighted to announce that the Scottish Government has awarded the University £136,290 to fund three vital research projects to tackle the coronavirus and its impact.

University offers use of labs and sends COVID-19 testing equipment to help NHS response

Bioscientists from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are pulling out all the stops to help the NHS fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

University pays tribute to Dr Lynn Faulds Wood

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr Lynn Faulds Wood, who became an Honorary Doctor of the University in 2004, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020.

GCU training equipment delivered to temporary COVID-19 hospital

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has delivered a host of medical equipment from its state-of-the-art training facility to the new NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital based in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), Glasgow.

Glasgow Caledonian University shines in world impact rankings

Glasgow Caledonian University’s dedication to the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has seen it named number one in Scotland for both promoting gender equality and economic growth – and second and third in

Fashion Professor answers face mask appeal

A Professor from the British School of Fashion is producing cotton face masks in her spare time to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

University team wows judges at Corona Hack

The development of a prototype software system, designed to help doctors quickly identify the severity of COVID-19 in patients, led a team from Glasgow Caledonian University to second prize and future funding in a UK competition.

People who inject drugs show huge support for drug consumption rooms

The vast majority of people who inject drugs at greatest risk of drug-related harm in Glasgow and elsewhere in Scotland would be willing to use drug consumption rooms, according to a new study by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Practising online mindfulness together can help families tackle stress of lockdown

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Ben Parkinson says online mindfulness resources that are helping stroke survivors and their families cope with anxiety and depression could help us all manage our stress during lockdown.

Student paramedics join NHS COVID-19 emergency

Students on Scotland’s only full-time undergraduate degree course in paramedic science started work with the Scottish Ambulance Service in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic this week.

3D printers providing desperately needed protective equipment for health workers

Desperately needed protective equipment is making its way to the NHS thanks to Glasgow Caledonian University’s 3D-printing operation.