News at Stirling

Stirling researchers use GM plants to replace fish oil in fish feeds


Oil from genetically modified Camelina plants – developed to produce essential omega-3 fatty acids in their seeds – has been found to be suitable for feeding Atlantic salmon, aiding the development of an alternative feed for the aquaculture industry to help preserve wild fish stocks and maintain nutritional value of farmed fish for humans.
29 Jan 2015

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking


Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research carried out by academics including the University of Stirling’s Professor Linda Bauld.
27 Jan 2015

Wind turbine warning for wildlife


Careful planning measures must be put into place to ensure small wind turbine developments do not cause bat and bird population decline, according to new University of Stirling research.
3 Dec 2014

Number of empty shops in Scotland falls


The number of empty shops on Scotland’s high streets has fallen over the last year, according to a report on Scotland’s top 100 cities and towns published today by the University of Stirling’s Institute for Retail Studies and The Local Data Company.
2 Dec 2014

Men need humour and camaraderie to lose weight


A new guide launched by the Men’s Health Forum charity – based on research carried out by the Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling and Bournemouth – is the first to show how to adapt and run weight-loss programmes that are tailored specifically for men.
13 Nov 2014

Omega-3 exhibit to be showcased at major bioscience event


Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, in partnership with Rothamsted Research, will showcase a project on making omega-3 fish oils in plants for use in aquaculture, at a major bioscience event in London this week.
12 Nov 2014

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