Latest University of Glasgow Stories

Using 3 Or More Embryos Does Not Raise IVF Odds
2012-01-13 06:30:28

A new British study of fertility treatments found that women who receive three or more embryos during in-vitro fertilization treatments have no greater chance of having a baby than those who get just two embryos. The researchers concluded that transferring three or more embryos "should no longer be supported in women of any age". Women undergoing IVF treatment are frequently implanted with three or more embryos to maximize the odds of at least one developing into a healthy baby. ...

Longer Telomeres Mean Longer Lifespan
2012-01-11 05:57:06

A new study has found a possible predictor of lifespan. According to researchers at the University of Glasgow in England, the link lies in the telomeres that are located on an individual´s DNA. Telomeres are pieces of DNA that are located on the ends of chromosomal strands. They serve the same purpose as aglets on the ends of shoelaces, keeping the chromosome intact and preventing it from losing viable information over the course of a person´s lifetime. According to professor...

2011-06-16 10:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Duke University chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Presentation of the honorary degree came June 15 on the university's Commemoration Day celebrating its founding in 1451. The honorary degree recognizes Dzau's distinction in and major contribution to the field...

2011-01-05 08:25:00

Researchers from universities in Scotland and England say that they have developed a new, highly accurate assessment for couples hoping to have a child through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The experimental model, which was created by Scott Nelson from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Debbie Lawlor from the University of Bristol in England, is currently available online and will soon be released as a smartphone app as well. The prediction model is also discussed in a paper published...

2010-06-21 10:10:39

Computer simulations performed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Glasgow show how oceanic stirring and mixing influence the formation and dynamics of plankton patches in the upper ocean. Tiny free-floating marine plants called phytoplankton live in vast numbers in the sunlit upper ocean. Through the process of photosynthesis, they build carbon compounds such as sugars starting with just water and carbon dioxide, which is thereby drawn down from the...

2009-08-03 06:24:47

According to research published on Sunday by scientists at the University of Glasgow, drinking red wine might help fight inflammation in the body. The study showed that resveratrol, which is an anti-oxidant found in red wine, protected mice from exposure to a strong inflammatory agent. The mice that were not pre-treated with resveratrol were found to have a serious reaction similar to sepsis, an inflammatory disorder. The researchers said that resveratrol blocks two major proteins in the...

2009-06-21 06:33:55

Specially designed virus-derived vectors "“ engineered not to cause disease "“ can take therapeutic genes to the malfunctioning peripheral neurons outside the spinal cord and brain, alleviating the pain and other dysfunction that can result from a chronic disease or drug treatment, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Glasgow in a report in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "These disorders that affect the dorsal root...

2009-06-01 13:00:00

Experts are baffled over the discovery of fossilized, three-toed dinosaur tracks that have been found in both north-central Wyoming and on Scotland's coast, The Associated Press reported. Neil Clark, a paleontologist at the University of Glasgow, has not been able to identify any differences between the two sets of 170 million-year-old tracks even after a series of painstaking measurements and statistical analysis. He told AP that since the footprints in Wyoming and Scotland are so similar,...

2009-03-03 14:00:00

UK researchers reported on Tuesday that children who watch television for more than two hours a day have twice the risk of developing asthma, Reuters reported. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children and affects more than 300 million people around the world. Asthma causes wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness. Experts say the new study may help link asthma to obesity and lack of exercise. Andrea Sherriff of the University of Glasgow and colleagues wrote in...

2009-01-27 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Professor Nicol Keith of the University of Glasgow will join the MetaMiner Stem Cell Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to develop a series of blueprint pathway maps for Adult, Embryonic, Fetal, Fibroblasts, Hematopoietic, Mesenchymal, Multipotent, Neoplastic, Pluripotent and Totipotent stem cells. "We feel that it is important to support such an initiative as...

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