Announcements

A super-targeted method of destroying tumour proteins developed in Dundee News

16th June, 2015

Scientists at the University of Dundee have developed a super-targeted method of destroying malevolent proteins in tumour cells, removing the threat of collateral damage to surrounding proteins. The research team led by Dr Alessio Ciulli in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee has developed a small molecule that can hone in highly selectively on a single protein, BRD4, which has emerged as an a...

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests News

10th June, 2015

Imaging technology that scans blood vessels in the eye could be used to help diagnose a wide range of diseases, according to a study carried out by the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Researchers say software designed to assess the health of vessels in the retina could help scientists spot the early signs of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Changes to the retina are often a sign of si...

Health and Social Care Chief Officer appointed for Dundee News

5th June, 2015

A Dundee community health boss has been appointed to the new chief officer role with the city’s integrated health and social care partnership. David Lynch, General Manager of the Dundee Community Health Partnership since 2005 took up his new role on June 1. He said: "This is a huge opportunity to make it easier and quicker for local people to access the services and support they need...

NHS Tayside is encouraging local people to take part in dementia research. News

5th June, 2015

As part of Dementia Awareness Week (1-7 June) NHS Tayside is encouraging local people to take part in dementia research. Since the beginning of April four major clinical trials related to dementia have begun to recruit patients in Tayside. Two are seeking to enrol people with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease, one is for people with a type of vascular dementia and the fourth is looking f...

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report News

3rd June, 2015

The commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland enables a healthcare system under severe strain to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow. The BMA Scottish Consultants Committee commissioned this research to determine the extent to which consultants felt their traditional authority and leadership role...

NHS Tayside Chairman Sandy Watson Retires News

29th May, 2015

Mr Sandy Watson, Chairman of the Board of NHS Tayside, retired on Thursday (28 May 2015) after seven-and-a-half years with NHS Tayside and an impressive 48 years of public service. Retirement event held in Ninewells Hospital and attended by family, friends and colleagues of Sandy, brings to a close Mr Watson’s three public sector careers and a lifetime of service to communities across...

Launch of Tayside Social Attitudes to Alcohol survey News

28th May, 2015

Alcohol use is being put under the spotlight with the launch of a new survey across Tayside. The anonymous Tayside Social Attitudes to Alcohol survey is being conducted by NHS Tayside on behalf of the Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships (ADPs) in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross to improve understanding of people’s attitudes towards alcohol. The online questionnaire has been designed to le...

Medical and healthcare students report high levels of abuse and breaches of patient safety and dignity News

26th May, 2015

A survey of almost 4000 medical and healthcare students from across the United Kingdom has found that more than half of those questioned indicated that they had witnessed clinicians breaching patient dignity or safety during the past year. Similar numbers also reported witnessing the abuse of workplace colleagues - with over 75 per cent reporting being victims of abuse themselves. The survey, ca...

How medicine and other drugs changed the face of Asia News

25th May, 2015

The ways in which drugs, medical, spiritual, psychoactive and recreational, impacted on the development of Asia will be explored at a University of Dundee conference this week. ‘Monitoring Markets: Medical Substances in South Asia’ takes place at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday, 28th May. An international line-up of delegates will come together for the confere...

Dundee researchers win Parkinson’s UK funding News

19th May, 2015

Researchers at the University of Dundee were today awarded over £90,000 from Parkinson’s UK to fund research which could shed light on the genetics behind Parkinson’s. Dr Miratul Muqit and his colleagues will use state-of-the-art technology to study how a gene linked to Parkinson’s affects the cells in the brain. One in 500 people in Dundee have Parkinson's, a condition w...