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A new technique to help dementia patients communicate
Dr Maggie Ellis from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews has spent dec…
Bowel cancer screening programme
When working as a senior NHS registrar in the late 1980s, Professor Bob Steele was struck by the high mortal…
Changing tobacco advertising to reduce the number of smokers
Research has led to the change of tobacco product packaging to reduce the number of smokers.
Cutting HIV infection
Pioneering research into HIV prevention by Professor Claudia Estcourt is supporting Scotland’s drive to el…
Enabling cancer survivors to have children
New procedures for freezing ovarian tissue could help cancer survivors still be able to have children.
Exercising with a stoma
It is estimated that around 13000 people undergo stoma surgery in the UK every year due to inflammatory bowe…
First full-time undergraduate degree course for deaf performers in the UK
BA Performance in British Sign Language and English programme is the first course for D/deaf performers.
Giving a voice to people who have lost the ability to speak
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are helping to restore speech to people who have lost their voi…
Helping football fans to get fitter
The University of Glasgow is harnessing the loyalty men feel to their local football club to tackle the prob…
Helping intensive care patients
More than 15,000 people are admitted to an intensive care in Scotland every year. Those who survive often su…
Improving dementia care
A programme delivered by the UWS and Alzheimer Scotland is training carers for people with dementia.
Improving home ventilation
The impact of indoor air quality on people’s health and the need for good ventilation are becoming increas…
Improving mental health support for rural communities
People suffering with poor mental health in rural areas are being connected with beneficial services.
Improving speech therapy
Pioneering new techniques are helping children to improve their speech.
Improving the health and wellbeing of Scottish prisoners
Jess Thorpe is the first Lecturer in the Arts in Justice at RCS who has developed this field of research for…
Invention of television
John Logie Baird, creator of the television, learned his trade at Strathclyde Unviersity.
Leucovorin treatment for colorectal cancer
The treatment Leucovorin® was produced from research conducted at the University of Strathclyde in the 1980…
New app to make homes more dementia-friendly
People with dementia often require regular support from healthcare services, sometimes spending longer in ho…
Pioneering speech therapy
Dr Sara Wood, a clinical phonetics researcher and speech and language therapist at QMU, transforms the lives…
Protecting Scotland's oceans
Regenerative medicine and stem cell research could improve after new marine life has been discovered.
Providing clean water to rural communities in the developing world
Millions of people around the world are exposed to high levels of arsenic in water, which carries a risk of…
Research into the benefits of staying active after cancer diagnosis
The benefits of staying active after being diagnosed with cancer are being researched by Edinburgh Napier.
Revolutionising help for the homeless
I-SPHERE uses research to drive change for people affected by extreme disadvantage.
School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences
A new city-region deal hopes to provide the infrastructure and personnel to gain investment and create jobs.
Supporting people with dementia
The Dementia Champions programme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the University of Wes…
Supporting victims of childhood abuse
A ground-breaking self-help resource for survivors of childhood abuse produced by Abertay University is bein…
Television and phone screen technology
Advances made at the University of Dundee are key to television and mobile phone technology.
The first degree in video gaming
The economy is booming thanks to the first degree in video gaming - started at Abertay University
The ultrasound scan
The development of the prototype for ultrasound paved the way for medical diagnostics.
The ultrasound scan
The design of the diagnostics obstetrics ultrasound by the Glasgow School of Art has been hugely significant…
The world's first full body MRI scanner
A professor at the University of Aberdeen made breakthroughs leading to the MRI scanner.
Transforming children's future aspirations
The Caledonian Club enables young people across Glasgow to build key life skills and confidence.
Transforming children's lives through sport
Thousands of schoolchildren in Aberdeen have witnessed the transformative power of sport, thanks to the annu…
Transforming the lives of young people through the power of sport
Youth crime and anti-social behaviour is down by 80% thanks to the Streetsport initiative.
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