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Hospital infections cost NHS Scotland £46 million each year

A world-leading study led by Glasgow Caledonian University has revealed for the first time the full impact of hospital associated infections on patients and cost to NHS Scotland.

Hundreds of school pupils engage with climate change project

More than 500 P4 and P5 pupils from six Glasgow primary schools have taken part in the first phase of the Caledonian Club’s new COP26: STEM Project.

Echo-chambers on social media radicalise young people, according to study

Extremist groups are using echo-chambers on social media to radicalise and recruit young people across Europe, according to a new study.

Climate change more devastating than COVID, researchers told

Climate change should be treated as an emergency in the same way as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

Launch event announced for African climate study

Glasgow Caledonian University has won funding to share the testimonies of those hit hardest by COVID-19 and climate change at an international event.

Paramedic students to receive new £10,000 annual bursary

Glasgow Caledonian University, which runs Scotland’s leading full-time undergraduate degree course in paramedic science, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to award students a £10,000 annual bursary.

Blood cancer research reaches ‘significant milestone’

Research led by Glasgow Caledonian University blood cancer scientist Dr Mark Williams investigating new targeted treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia has reached a 'significant milestone'.

PhD student launches Anger in Sports study

Sports Psychology PhD student Chris Glover has launched a study called 'Anger in Sports' aimed at investigating the level of perceived anger an athlete has according to the sport they play.

Microbiologist wins funding to help find new treatment for bacterial vaginosis

Dr Ryan Kean has been awarded £47,000 to help find new treatments for bacterial vaginosis infections which affect 30% of women of childbearing age in the western world.

Major names in climate change sign up for World Forum

Some of the biggest players on the world stage of climate change will be speaking at the second World Forum on Climate Justice, to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University in September.

Researchers call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol labels

A new world-wide study has found that large alcohol labelling using negative health warnings similar to that used on cigarette packets could help people change their drinking habits.

Fears that lack of mental-health support for construction workers could lead to suicide

Initiatives aimed at protecting the mental health of construction workers may not be getting to those who need them, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have warned.