Announcements

DNA repair enzyme mapped in atomic detail News

16th December, 2015

An enzyme crucial to the process of DNA repair in our cells has been mapped in atomic detail by researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s top-rated University for Biological Sciences. DNA repair plays a key role in human diseases such as cancer. Researchers say that revealing the 3D molecular structure of a key enzyme involved in this process could be an important step towards devel...

‘Value Your NHS’ public campaign in NHS Tayside News

4th December, 2015

In the run up to the busy festive period, NHS Tayside is reminding people to select the health service that best suits their needs, saving Accident & Emergency departments for real emergencies. ‘Know Who To Turn To’ will see all NHS Tayside sites including GPs, pharmacists and health centres distributing credit card sized information cards with important phone numbers and contact...

New bowel cancer test available at GP practices throughout NHS Tayside News

4th December, 2015

A pilot scheme to enhance the detection of bowel cancer has been launched today by Health Secretary Shona Robison in NHS Tayside.The pilot, funded through the Scottish Government’s £39 million Detect Cancer Early programme will make a new type of test available to patients who present at their GP practice with bowel symptoms and who may have underlying bowel cancer or serious bowel dis...

GP funding disadvantages patients in deprived areas News

1st December, 2015

General Practice funding systems in Scotland are “part of the problem” of health inequality, and do not match clinical need in deprived areas where multi-morbidity is highest. A new study, carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the University of Dundee, has found that while GPs in more deprived areas have more patients who...

Health Secretary launches Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside News

13th November, 2015

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport has launched the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside, marking a major new step forward in delivering world-class health research, education and services. The AHSP builds on the longstanding collaborations between the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside and is the first formal Academic Health Science Partnership in Sc...

Scottish Enterprise launches the Genome Industrial Catalyst Research and Development Grant News

12th November, 2015

Scottish Enterprise are launching the Genome Industrial Catalyst Research and Development Grant (R&D grant), which will invest in using genetic information to guide the diagnosis and treatment of disease. What funding is available? The R&D grant will cover between 25% and 50% of the eligible project costs. The maximum grant you can receive is £100,000. R&D grants are normally p...

AHSP publishes Five Year Strategic Plan News

10th November, 2015

The Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) has published a strategy setting its out goals and direction for the next five years. The Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) was established by the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside to bring together the delivery of healthcare services, education, quality improvement and research with the purp...

Scientists discover a ‘switchboard’ of molecules that protect against Parkinson’s disease News

26th October, 2015

A 'switchboard’ of molecules that play a vital role in protecting the brain against Parkinson’s disease has been uncovered by a research team led by the University of Dundee. The discovery of these ‘switchboard’ molecules by scientists at the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) solves a mystery of how differ...

Joining up Health and Social Care in Angus News

26th October, 2015

The work to integrate health and social care services in Angus has taken another step forward with the Scottish Government’s approval of the Angus Integration Scheme. The integration of adult health and social care is part of the Scottish Government's programme of reform to improve outcomes for adults who use health and social care services. The aim is to make sure that services are tailore...

Blood pressure tablets offer radiotherapy protection for prostate cancer patients News

26th October, 2015

Blood pressure medication could help protect men from complications arising from radiotherapy for prostate cancer, a new study by researchers at the University of Dundee has found. Radiotherapy is an established treatment for cancer which has been confined to the prostate gland. However, the treatment can cause collateral damage to other parts of the colorectal region. This can result in bleeding...