Announcements

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...

Angus practice manager scoops top award News

26th October, 2015

Maxine Jones, project manager at Academy Medical Centre in Forfar, has won Top Healthcare Manager at a national event. Maxine was presented with the award at a ceremony held in Glasgow by The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), Scotland. The award recognises healthcare managers who have gone above and beyond to make sure that services to patients are the best they can be. Maxine won the aw...

Research highlights the role of genes in eczema News

26th October, 2015

Researchers including Dr Sara Brown and Professor Irwin McLean from the University of Dundee have discovered 10 new genetic variants that help determine which people will develop eczema, highlighting potential new targets for therapeutic research. In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers led by Dr Lavinia Paternoster from the MRC Integrativ...

Dundee in world’s top 100 universities for Medicine and Health News

15th October, 2015

The University of Dundee has scored another impressive international rating after being placed 90th in Times Higher Education’s World University subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. The 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research,...

Research leads to change in medicine labelling for salt content News

15th October, 2015

University of Dundee research that showed high salt levels in common medicines put patients at increased risk of cardiovascular events has led to a recommendation for a Europe-wide change in labelling legislation for medication. The 2013 study, led by Dr Jacob George from the University’s School of Medicine alongside collaborators from University College London, showed that millions of pati...

National award for NHS Tayside Public Health team News

13th October, 2015

An NHS Tayside initiative to improve access to testing and treatment of Hepatitis C in people receiving opioid replacement therapy has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.A team led by NHS Tayside’s Public Health Directorate was awarded Best Treatment Pathway Initiative in the 2015 Quality in Care (QiC) Programme Awards Hepatitis C category for its project ‘Testing and treatm...