17 Aug 2017

Rising Star Award goes to entrepreneurial Hutton scientist

The James Hutton Institute

"I’d like to see a wider variety of crops being grown – hopefully by valorising legumes through the alcohol and aquaculture industries they will become a more attractive crop to grow"

16 Aug 2017

Athletic men and men with diabetes sought for research study

The Rowett Institute

Healthy, athletic men and men with type 2 diabetes are being sought by researchers trying to better understand the link between fat and blood sugar.

16 Aug 2017

Moredun CEO appointed as Vice President of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Moredun

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has recently announced it's new presidential team which sees Moredun's Professor Julie Fitzpatrick appointed as vice president alongside the society's new president, Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC.

9 Aug 2017

Blueberry breeding consortium launched in Dundee

The James Hutton Institute

"It is very exciting to get the ball rolling with what is sure to be a fruitful project for all concerned." A Blueberry Breeding Consortium including members from three European countries held its inaugural meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee yesterday.

8 Aug 2017

Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change

The James Hutton Institute

"This paper should alert policy makers and government to the help and support that farmers will need to achieve the scale of agricultural change that may be necessary to keep up with the increase in pollution due to climate change."

4 Aug 2017

Scottish and Ukrainian scientists join forces for research on sustainable land management

The James Hutton Institute

“UNFU scientists are very excited to sign this memorandum of understanding with the James Hutton Institute in the view of developing fruitful collaboration between our organisations and our two countries.”

2 Aug 2017

From mother to child, food likes and dislikes: pregnant women sought for Rowett 'flavour' study

The Rowett Institute

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are looking for women who are between 16 and 32 weeks pregnant to taste a range of healthy flavoursome foods as part of a study looking at how babies develop their sense of taste.

1 Aug 2017

Potatoes in Practice: Britain’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

The James Hutton Institute

"PiP is a vital event for our industry. It's the only time we see the breeders, seed houses, growers, researchers and manufacturers together for one event"

31 Jul 2017

You are when you eat? Could a bigger breakfast be the key to losing weight

The Rowett Institute

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute and the University of Surrey, have received nearly £800,000 from the Medical Research Council to investigate whether the time of day we consume the most calories has an effect on weight loss.

26 Jul 2017

Soil, a key trace material in forensic investigations

The James Hutton Institute

"Soil's geological, chemical and biological characteristics can provide vital clues about where and how crimes have been committed or where and how death might have occurred, helping to contribute to the investigative jigsaw of crime investigation"

25 Jul 2017

Come and enjoy Scotland's biggest biodiversity bonanza

The James Hutton Institute

"We are fortunate to have an outstanding natural environment in the North East. The safeguarding of our amazing biodiversity is something that all ages can, and should, be involved in"

24 Jul 2017

Battle of the Bugs – Bringing key biosecurity messages to life

Moredun

Following the success of the War of the Worms, Moredun were delighted to join forces once again with animator Selina Wagner (Blobina Animations) to create another engaging short film.  Battle of the Bugs highlights the key biosecurity messages that are a critically important part of disease prevention and control.

21 Jul 2017

Scientists discover a new way to treat type 2 diabetes - use our head

The Rowett Institute

Medication currently being used to treat obesity is also proving to have significant health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes.

14 Jul 2017

First Hydro Nation scholar concludes studies

The James Hutton Institute

"This is a significant milestone for Scotland the Hydro Nation, as well as a personal achievement for Christopher"

14 Jul 2017

Blueberry growers advised to remain alert about recently-detected pest

The James Hutton Institute

"The aphid is a known vector of Blueberry scorch virus, meaning it can transmit the virus from one plant to another, and although at present there is no record of detection of the virus in Scotland growers are advised to remain alert"

11 Jul 2017

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future

The James Hutton Institute

"Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events"

11 Jul 2017

Understanding the living heritage of bere barley for a more sustainable future

The James Hutton Institute

"It seems that bere has been saved from the brink of extinction and those precious grains left by our ancestors all those years ago may give us some tangible benefits today in supporting rural communities, human health and environmental and agricultural sustainability"

5 Jul 2017

Dutch Royal Palace hears about social innovation in Scotland, Europe and beyond

The James Hutton Institute

"I am happy that ideas from the symposium were met with interest and encouragement by the honourable audience, which included members of the Dutch Royal Family"

5 Jul 2017

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick receives Honorary Doctorate of Science from Edinburgh Napier University

Moredun

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Group,  also holds a Chair in Food Security in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

4 Jul 2017

Latest varieties and research on show at Cereals in Practice

The James Hutton Institute

"Cereals in Practice is a unique event, bringing variety trials and research together in one place."

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