14 SepThe antibiotic tigecycline, when used in combination with current treatment, may hold the key to eradicating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells, according to new research.
18 SepScotland’s leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
15 SepRussian Consul-General gifts special collectors' edition of historic Tsar Book of Ivan the Terrible to the University
14 SepThe University of Glasgow has won a top award at Glasgow’s 2017 Global Game Changers Awards, held last night in Glasgow.
Lab-grown bone cell breakthrough
- Technology originally developed to detect gravitational waves now generating tissue-engineered bone grafts
Changing the world since 1451
World-changing Glasgow. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation. Our past achievements inspire our current world-changers.
1776 – Adam Smith publishes The Wealth of Nations
1848 – Lord Kelvin proposes an absolute scale of temperature, now called the Kelvin Scale
1867 – Joseph Lister publishes research on the use of antiseptic in surgery
1879 – first successful removal of a brain tumour by William Macewen
1895 – Sir William Ramsay discovers helium
1896 – John Macintyre opens the world’s first x-ray department
1898 – Sir William Ramsay discovers neon, krypton and xenon
1913 – Frederick Soddy discovers isotopes
1926 – John Logie Baird invents television
1936 – John Boyd Orr publishes link between poverty, poor diet and ill health
1958 – Ian Donald shows the world the first ultrasound image of a foetus
1958 – discovery of first beta-blocking drug to treat coronary heart disease by Sir James Black
1967 – Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovers radio pulsars
1974 – Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett create the Glasgow Coma Scale
1995 – James Shepherd leads a landmark study on use of statins to prevent heart attacks
2009 – A team of Glasgow researchers, led by Christian Kay, publishes the world’s first Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
2010 – Keith Muir leads the first fully regulated clinical trial of stem cell therapy for stroke patients
2015 – Sheila Rowan leads the Glasgow team that first detected gravitational waves