Announcements

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...

Cancer experts challenged to make meetings healther News

4th February, 2015

Scotland’s leading experts on cancer will be challenged to make meetings healthier and help practice what they preach when they meet for the annual Scottish Cancer Prevention Network conference on Wednesday February 4th, World Cancer Day. The SCPN is launching the 'Healthy meetings in 10 lines’ initiative at the conference, which aims to encourage meetings organisers in all walks of l...

ALFIE asking for over-65s to boost research News

3rd February, 2015

Over-65’s in Tayside are being asked to help researchers aiming to find out if a commonly used drug, normally given for treating gout, could boost muscle strength and give a better quality of life in later years. Allopurinol is a medicine which doctors have been prescribing for over 50 years, normally for the treatment of gout. However, research has indicated that allopurinol may also be ab...

Evelyn signs up as 50,000th volunteer to 'SHARE' News

28th January, 2015

SHARE (The Scottish Health Research Register) is a unique project which aims to make it easier for researchers in Scotland to carry out ground-breaking medical research and uses blood left over from testing to help improve treatments for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma. Every day in Scotland around 70,000 samples of blood are discarded after routine clinical testing. Researchers are...

Dundee ranked 7th in UK for impact on global health News

27th January, 2015

The University of Dundee is ranked 7th in the UK for its impact on global health in a new ‘league table’ launched at the January 2015 meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, chaired by Lord Nigel Crisp, former NHS Chief Executive and now member of the House of Lords Compiled by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and Medsin-UK, the ranking criteri...