Infectious disease emergence is often the result of a pathogen entering a new host species, as highlighted by COVID-19. However, most cross-species transmissions fail to establish in the newly- infected species.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glasgow City region has capitalised on opportunities arising from its strengths in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship to help tackle new societal challenges, and provide a platform to recover and re-build.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers will play a key role in a new £1.1 million study investigating the impact recent changes in bars and nightclub opening hours has on Scotland’s emergency services, crime levels and health.
Fears that people with high blood pressure are more at risk from severe Covid-19 because it is easier for the virus to enter their cells and tissues have been laid to rest, thanks to research by an international team of scientists.
As countries around the globe focus on delivering green recovery strategies, one of the key challenges to implementation is ensuring the workforce has the knowledge and skills to do so. We need a workforce with an overarching aim to protect the global environment to deliver a green economy.
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