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Scientists discover world-first cocktail for a longer life

An international team of scientists led by Glasgow Caledonian University has discovered the perfect cocktail of physical activity that could help you live a healthier, longer life.

GCU to host second World Forum on Climate Justice

Climate recovery in the wake of COVID-19 and the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be top of the agenda at the second World Forum on Climate Justice, to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University in September.

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.

Statement on GCU cyber security incident

Recently, our IT security software and staff identified that GCU had been subject to a limited cyber attack. Unauthorised access was detected early and our team worked over the weekend to contain it and limit any potential damage. We have engaged

GCU Foundation wins Award for All funding to support student wellbeing

The University has been awarded almost £9,000 by the National Lottery's Awards for All scheme to support student wellbeing.

GCU launches Cold Case Unit to investigate unsolved missing person cases

Glasgow Caledonian University is to set up a cold case unit to help investigate unsolved missing person cases.

University Court welcomes new lay governor

GCU’s governing body, the University Court, has welcomed a new lay governor.

GCU awarded prestigious Athena SWAN Institutional Silver Award

GCU has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Institutional Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to promoting gender equality among students and staff.

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.

Magnusson Awards enable students to embark on life-changing projects

From delivering online language classes in care homes, to helping rebuild a school library destroyed by fire in Kenya – these are just two of the life-changing projects to be carried out by students at Glasgow Caledonian University.