Announcements

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...

NHS Tayside supports World Hepatitis Day News

28th July, 2015

NHS Tayside is supporting World Hepatitis Day with a local campaign to encourage people to come forward for Hepatitis C testing. A two metre high ‘Big Red C’ will be on display outside the Steeple Church in Dundee, as part of efforts by staff and volunteers from NHS Tayside and partner organisations, to raise awareness of advances in treatment and how people can access free testing....

Breakthrough in fibre optics opens up possibility of better understanding of disease and communication revolution News

22nd July, 2015

A new study from the University of Dundee could open up a new era of superfast communications technology and lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Particles of light can, in principle, carry and deliver an unlimited amount of information between two remote places. The information can be encoded into the shape of photons, which then travel through...

Immune system ‘on switch’ breakthrough could lead to new targeted drugs News

22nd July, 2015

A crucial ‘on switch’ that boosts the body’s defences against infections has been successfully identified in new scientific research. The breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Dundee could lead to the development of new drugs to enhance the body’s immune responses to attack, which could benefit people suffering from cancer and...

Chief Officer appointed for Perth and Kinross Integration Joint Board News

22nd July, 2015

NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Packham as Chief Officer for the Perth and Kinross Integration Joint Board for health and social care. Over the coming months it will be the job of the Chief Officer to lead the arrangements for the integration of adult health and social care services provided by NHS Tayside (Opens in a new window) and P...