July 2020

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Air in Scotland’s prisons 90% cleaner, due to smoke-free policy

Scotland’s smoke-free prisons policy is protecting the health of prison staff and those in custody – with the majority no longer exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke, according to a new study.


Scotland should review workplace health and safety measures in light of pandemic, says expert

An occupational health expert is calling for a major review of workplace health and safety in Scotland following “failings” revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Bees’ buzz is more powerful for pollination, than for defence or flight

Buzzing by bees during flower pollination is significantly more powerful than that used for defence or flight, according to a new study from experts at the University of Stirling.


Stirling expert part of team that has developed the world’s first “non-cuttable” material

A University of Stirling academic is part of a team that has developed the world’s first “non-cuttable” material – which could be used to make items such as bike locks, armour and security doors.

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New e-learning programme will enhance cancer care

An innovative e-learning programme developed by experts at the University of Stirling will educate and empower nurses to improve cancer care.


New framework will help to make ‘net zero’ a reality

A new framework developed by the University of Stirling will enable policymakers and businesses to meet ambitious targets for a low-carbon future by helping to balance the demands of economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion.

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Scientists to test feasibility of novel protein in fish feed

Experts from the University of Stirling will investigate the feasibility of using a single-cell protein in salmon feed, as part of a ground-breaking carbon recycling project.

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University of Stirling in UK top 20 for student satisfaction

The University of Stirling has ranked top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

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Tree planting does not always boost ecosystem carbon stocks, study finds

Planting huge numbers of trees to mitigate climate change is “not always the best strategy” – with some experimental sites in Scotland failing to increase carbon stocks, a new study has found.


Office-based exercise could reduce heart disease risk by 15%

Office-based exercise could reduce heart disease risk by 15%

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Santander Universities funding supports Stirling students

Student nurses who joined the frontline to help battle COVID-19 are receiving support through the University of Stirling’s partnership with Santander Universities.

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Arctic plants may not provide predicted carbon sequestration potential

The environmental benefits of taller, shrubbier tundra plants in the Arctic may be overstated, according to new research involving the University of Stirling.


Stirling professor to chair expert group seeking to revitalise town centres in the aftermath of COVID-19

A University of Stirling retail expert will chair a new group set up by the Scottish Government to revitalise and renew Scotland’s town centres in the aftermath of COVID-19.


Impact of shale gas “ignored” in England, new study finds

The UK Government and its advisory groups “marginalised or ignored” the environmental and public health ramifications of permitting shale gas extraction in England, according to new research.

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