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Embrace emotions in social work, says academic News

28th August, 2015

Rather than burying their own emotions, social workers should embrace and reflect upon them in order to provide better support for the vulnerable people they work with, according to a new book by a University of Dundee researcher. Dr Richard Ingram is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean within the University’s School of Education & Social Work. His book, ‘Understanding Emotions in...

Report calls for improved support for young adults with life-limiting conditions News

28th August, 2015

A new report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland calls for the need for improved training and ongoing support for young adults living with life-limiting conditions, their families and health and social care professionals. The report was commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to understand the life transitions of young adults with life-limiting...

Group identifications reduce mental health problems in teenagers News

28th August, 2015

Teenagers who fail to identify with their family, school and friends are more than four times likely to suffer mental health problems as peers who interact positively with these social groups, according to research from the University of Dundee. The research team, led by Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller, surveyed more than 1000 high school pupils from the Fife area. The results showed that gr...

New clinicians welcomed to Tayside News

28th August, 2015

Trainee and graduate healthcare professionals filling the new clinical position of Physician Associate have been welcomed to NHS Tayside. Mr Stuart Oglesby, Consultant Surgeon and Dr Alex Doney, Consultant Physician welcomed four graduates from Aberdeen University to NHS Tayside for one-year internships where they will undertake placements in gastroenterology, acute stroke medicine, general surge...

Research offers clues to Parkinson’s disease causes and potential drug target News

13th August, 2015

A stage-by-stage picture of a key cellular mechanism associated with the development of Parkinson’s Disease has been captured for the first time by a research team led by the University of Dundee. The findings give further understanding of the possible causes of Parkinson’s disease and offer potential for multiple targets for therapeutics to be developed. Parkinson’s disease (P...

It's time to turn Scotland's Big C into the 'wee c' News

13th August, 2015

More people in Scotland are surviving cancer than ever before - around 15,800 men and women diagnosed with cancer this year will survive compared to 9,500 that would have survived 30 years ago - enough to fill Glasgow’s Armadillo five times over. The figures were revealed at the launch of the wee c – a new initiative which aims to change the way cancer is viewed in Scotland, in a bid t...

Unravelling the genetics of diabetic neuropathic pain News

11th August, 2015

Research from the University of Dundee could one day help identify which diabetic patients are most likely to experience neuropathic pain and how best to treat them by studying their genetic make-up. Neuropathic pain, caused by a lesion or a disease affecting the nervous system, is one of the most common complications of diabetes, currently affecting around 1 in 4 diabetic patients in the UK. The...

Chinese healthcare to benefit from expertise of Scottish partners News

6th August, 2015

Clinical staff and managers from China’s leading alliance of healthcare companies are to receive support and training from two of Scotland’s most prominent universities. The University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee – both of which provide world-class medical research and teaching – have signed an agreement with the Strategic Alliance for the Medical & Healt...

SHARP Prize 2015 invites applications News

3rd August, 2015

SHARP (Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention) invites applications for its annual award recognising high quality education and raising standards on the management of cardiovascular disease. 1 ST PRIZE £500 (To be used for educational purposes) Please submit an abstract of no more than 100 words outlining a recent research project or clinical work with relevance...

Dementia Network set for £3500 boost News

28th July, 2015

The Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN), which is based at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth, received a welcome boost from a star-studded tennis fundraising event. Scottish tennis player Malcolm Watt presented SDCRN manager Emma Law with a cheque for £3540 on Friday 24 July which will be used for research into frontotemporal dementia. Malcolm has defied doctors’ expectat...