Press releases

GSC and GSK continue successful partnership

28th February 2013

Glasgow Science Centre is taking science on the road once again thanks to the continued support from GlaxoSmithKline.  The pharmaceutical company has awarded the Centre £500,000 to build on the unprecedented success of the ‘BodyWorks on Tour’ program. The funding will allow an additional three years of delivery plus new shows, workshops and exhibits including a 3-dimensional journey through a virtual human body.

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Love on the brain

12 February 2013

Love is where the heart is? It is actually your brain that gives you that loving feeling. Scientists at Glasgow Science Centre are exploring how your body works for their new exhibition and with the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebrations approaching, have been delving into the chemistry of love.

The heart has been long associated with love but that walking on air, butterflies in your tummy feeling is caused by chemical reactions in your body initiated by the brain. The brain is the body’s most complex organ and advances in science are helping us to understand how it works and how we can design treatments to help repair brain function.

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Science of a hangover

27 December 2012

Pounding sore head, dizziness, dry mouth, feeling a wee bit sick? Many of us will wake up on the 1st of January a little bit worse for wear as the effects of Hogmanay celebrations start to take its toll. Approximately 75 percent of us who drink alcohol to intoxication will experience a hangover. Scientists at Glasgow Science Centre have been doing some research to help us kick off 2013 hangover free.

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World leading Scientist joins Glasgow Science Centre Group

19 December 2012

One of the world’s leading forensic scientists has joined Glasgow Science Centre’s Advisory Group for its new BodyWorks exhibition. Professor Sue Black OBE, an expert in human anatomy and star of the BBC series ‘History Cold Case’, has joined other experts from academia and industry to provide advice, guidance and direction for the new exhibition. The BodyWorks exhibition, funded through two main grants from The Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline, will focus on the wonder of the human body and will demonstrate the latest in cutting edge research and innovation in the health and well-being sector.

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Food Heaven this Christmas

14 December 2012

Glasgow Science Centre has your Christmas shopping wrapped up this year with the perfect gift for those who like to eat and those who love to cook. Give a slice of ‘food heaven’ with tickets to the Centre’s Taste of Science Dinner hosted by celebrity TV chef James Martin on March 14th 2013.

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