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Researchers discover patients with healthcare associated infections (HAIs) feel “dirty” or “like a leper” after diagnosis

Many patients with healthcare associated infections (HAIs) reported feeling “like a leper”, “having the plague” or “dirty” after being diagnosed, according to a major new review carried out by researchers at the

Get hands on with science at Explorathon

School of Engineering and Built Environment researchers will be sharing their work with the community at a series of Explorathon events – a celebration of science held across Scotland this month.

Baroness Thornton delivers the 2018 John Pearce Memorial Lecture

Baroness Glenys Thornton outlined how social enterprise can have a positive impact on people’s lives at the annual John Pearce Memorial Lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Academic accolade beckons for life-changing research

One of our researchers is up for an academic Oscar following his work to develop a tracking device for people with dementia.

Urban and economic growth bring mixed health dividends

Economic growth is benefitting the wealthy and increasing the gap in health equality, according to new cross-European research.

GCU hosts global experts ahead of Social Enterprise World Forum

Glasgow Caledonian University will host an academic symposium for the world’s leading social business experts ahead of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2018.

Brexit could spell the end of cut-price holidays

Professor John Lennon, Director of the Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism at Glasgow Caledonian University, has warned the days of cheap travel insurance could also be over as travellers will need cover for flight delays and medical repatriation

Football used as scapegoat for domestic violence

An in-depth study from researchers at GCU finds that using football as an excuse for domestic abuse can trivialise the issue.

New study to test if Hepatitis C could be eliminated

A new research study will test whether treating people for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) could help to eliminate the virus. The initiative is being announced on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, Saturday July 28 2018.

Goal of 'no poverty' in UK a remote possibility without urgent action

Demand for foodbanks and crisis funds will continue to rise as the UK Government shows a disregard for the realities of poverty, according to a new report which tracks the country’s progress towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable

Call for further research into Hepatitis E infection

Leading scientists have outlined the challenges facing the food industry after pork, shellfish and soft fruits were implicated in a rise in Hepatitis E infection.

First Minister bowled over by community science event

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was bowled over by a community science event organised by Glasgow Caledonian University.