Announcements

Vitamin D not effective for lowering blood pressure News

16th March, 2015

A wide-ranging review of clinical trial data led by researchers at the University of Dundee has found that the use of vitamin D to lower blood pressure is ineffective. In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine the research team led by Dr Miles Witham, of the School of Medicine at Dundee, conclude that vitamin D should not be used to treat hypertension or to lower blood pressure. I...

NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund information sessions News

12th March, 2015

A series of information and advice sessions are being held across Dundee for interested applicants to learn more about NHS Tayside’s Community Innovation Fund. The Community Innovation Fund, which builds on the work of the former cash4communities fund, aims to help community groups to develop local improvement projects that will benefit the health and wellbeing of their local population. Th...

RSE honour for Dundee academics News

10th March, 2015

Two academics from the University of Dundee are among the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and Professor Colin Palmer, from the University’s School of Medicine, have both been elected Fellows. Professor Palmer is Chair of Pharmacogenomics in the University’s Medical School...

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness News

27th February, 2015

New training resources developed by researchers at the University of Dundee for practitioners working to improve the oral health of homeless people were launched at an event in the city on Thursday (26 February 2015). The Smile4life research team at the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) and their partners in NHS Education for Scotland were joined by Maureen Watt MSP, Minister...

Scores of new heart monitors delivered across Tayside News

23rd February, 2015

NHS Tayside is delivering 95 state-of-the art electrocardiograph (ECG) machines to GP surgeries and community hospitals across Tayside to significantly enhance the delivery of cardiac diagnostic services. Consultant Cardiologist Dr Douglas Elder has led the project that is delivering the ECG machines which will give instant access to patients’ ECGs (heart tracings) to all health professiona...

New bowel cancer home screening test to be introduced across country News

19th February, 2015

Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery and Head of Cancer Research at the University of Dundee, has welcomed the introduction of a new bowel cancer test which simplifies sample collection in a bid to increase participation in Scotland’s national bowel screening programme and save more lives. The announcement was made by Health Secretary Shona Robison when she joined cancer clinicians, charitie...

University Graduation at Dasman Diabetes Institute News

11th February, 2015

The University of Dundee has held its second graduation ceremony at the flagship Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait City.  Graduation marked the successful achievements of over 50 postgraduate students, including the first Masters level graduates. The event marked the pinnacle of three years of hard work and dedication for the students and dignitaries from Kuwait and Scotland joined them to...

MBE for Tayside Stroke Nurse News

11th February, 2015

Margaret Mitchell, NHS Tayside Community Nurse and lead of the Stroke Liaison Team has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to healthcare with NHS Tayside. Margaret, who lives in Forfar, has spent the past four-and-a-half decades in nursing and in recent years has been involved in the care of stroke sufferers in Tayside. She graduated with a BSC (Hons) degree and an MSC i...

Next generation of dementia scientists to focus on lifestyle factors News

9th February, 2015

Scientists investigating the causes of dementia will study how lifestyle factors impact blood flow in the brain. The University of Dundee is one of four Scottish universities joining forces to study how diet, exercise and other factors affect the amount of blood that reaches brain tissue and how that may affect memory. Researchers say that a reduction in blood flow can impair memory and is one o...

University/Pfizer Inc. agreement on Cystic Fibrosis research News

9th February, 2015

The University of Dundee has entered into a Research Program Agreement with Pfizer Inc. to jointly conduct research that may lead to potential novel treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. The project will be carried out as part of Pfizer’s Rare Disease Consortium and builds on a program of research within the laboratory of Professor Irwin McLean, Head of Molecular Medicine at Dundee, and the Unive...