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ScotCRN two children research case studies available to view, Bids & Apples… News

18th May, 2012

Please click here to view BIDs and Apples children research case studies....

Academia-pharma collaboration attracts £14.4million funding in the UK to accelerate drug discovery News

14th May, 2012

The University of Dundee and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are pleased to announce new funding of over £14million from a consortium of six pharmaceutical companies for continuing research on the development of new drug treatments for major global diseases.The consortium, called the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT), includes six of the world's leading pharmaceutical compani...

Dundee duo recognised for outstanding contribution to medical science News

14th May, 2012

Professors Julian Blow and Dario Alessi from the University of Dundee have received the prestigious honour of election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Julian Blow is Professor of Chromosome Maintenance and Deputy-Head of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression within the University's College of Life Sciences, while Professor Alessi is Director of the Medic...

UK health system not designed to cope with rising numbers of people with multiple health problems (The Lancet) News

14th May, 2012

New research published Online First in The Lancet shows that having several medical conditions is not just a feature of old age. Most patients with two or more conditions are actually under 65. Health systems in the UK and other developed countries were not devised to deal with this scenario and must be radically changed to cope.The study was led by Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicin...

Eye imaging may shed light on heart disease risk News

24th April, 2012

The University of Dundee is a key partner in a pioneering study aiming to determine whether a scan of blood vessels in the eye can identify signs of heart disease.More than 1,000 patients with suspected heart disease are to be recruited into the study. They will have high definition images taken of their retinas to check for indications - such as changes to blood vessel widths or unusually branche...

Sonic Screwdriver Tightens up Fundamental Physics News

24th April, 2012

When the scriptwriters for Doctor Who imagined a futuristic device, they came up with the Sonic Screwdriver. Now a team of physicists at the University of Dundee have taken equipment designed for MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery and demonstrated a real Sonic Screwdriver - lifting and spinning a free-floating 10 cm diameter rubber disk with an ultrasound beam.The Dundee researchers used energy...

A new target for an ancient medicine News

24th April, 2012

New research carried out by a University of Dundee scientist could lead to new uses for one of the world's oldest medicines.Ancient Egyptian manuscripts described the use of extracts of willow bark as a medicine. Willow bark is now known to contain salicylate, made by plants in response to infection. Aspirin (acetyl salicylate) was developed in the 1890s as a modified form of salicylate that is le...

Eye imaging may shed light on heart disease risk News

13th April, 2012

The University of Dundee is a key partner in a pioneering study aiming to determine whether a scan of blood vessels in the eye can identify signs of heart disease.More than 1,000 patients with suspected heart disease are to be recruited into the study. They will have high definition images taken of their retinas to check for indications - such as changes to blood vessel widths or unusually branche...

East of Scotland Research Ethics Service (EoSRES) Advert lay members vacancies News

12th April, 2012

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DCC Development Fund invites new proposals News

30th March, 2012

The Dundee Cancer Centre Development Fund is inviting new, innovative and cutting edge projects to support the aims of the Centre in cancer research, training and public engagement.The funding of up to £30,000 is available for new projects to be led by researchers and/or clinicians in NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. The projects are welcome across the full spectrum of cancer resear...