Announcements

TASC Process Map for Investigator Initiated Clinical Research NEW! News

27th March, 2012

Please click here  to acces the new TASC Process Map for Investigator Initiated Clinical Research...

Should I take aspirin? BBC news report News

23rd March, 2012

Source of article BBC news  author Fergus Walsh (medical correspondent)Should I be taking aspirin every day? It's a question that I hear frequently and I guess will hear even more often after the latest research from scientists at the University of Oxford. In a series of papers in the Lancet, the team, led by Professor Peter Rothwell found that a daily low dose of the cheap drug cut the...

TASC & Quintiles a Partnership in Practice - A Case study News

19th March, 2012

Please click here to see the case study...

Scientist to put patients into \'hibernation\' to treat strokesBy Eleanor Bradford News

19th March, 2012

Scotland is to play a major role in a trial of artificial hibernation to treat strokes, it has been revealed. Stroke patients from all over the UK will be offered a chance to take part in the Edinburgh University study.read more........By Eleanor Bradford BBC Scotland Health Correspondent ...

The Anne and Normile Baxter Prize for Cancer Research - nominations invited News

16th March, 2012

Nominations are invited for the Anne and Normile Baxter prize for a PhD student or a junior postdoctoral fellow to reward a significant contribution to any aspect of cancer research in Dundee.Please nominate a junior colleague and take advantage of this exceptional scheme that recognises junior researchers and their contribution(s) to cancer research in Dundee. Nominations are invited from anyone...

Researchers in Dundee find people with diabetes in Scotland keen to manage their own condition News

12th March, 2012

A new study released by Dundee University has found people with diabetes across all of Scotland's 14 health boards are choosing to get hands on with their condition by accessing and understanding their own medical records. People with diabetes in Scotland have been able to access and share medical records with doctors through an NHS portal launched in December 2010, My Diabetes My Way, which has m...

£10 million boost for neglected tropical disease research at Dundee News

7th March, 2012

Dundee, GSK and Wellcome Trust enter five-year collaboration for neglected diseasesThe University of Dundee has received over £10 million from the Wellcome Trust in the fight against some of the world's most neglected parasitic diseases, including support for a multi-million pound partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to discover new drug treatments.The Drug Discovery Unit at Dundee will wo...

Launch of DIRECT : An Innovative Medicines Initiative Project for Personalized Medicine in Diabetes News

24th February, 2012

Academia and the pharmaceutical industry working together in the fight against diabetesDIRECT ("DIabetes REsearCh for patient straTification"), a consortium funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), announced today the launch of a 45 million Euro project focusing on a stratification of patients with diabetes. Scientists and clinicians working in academia have joined forces wit...

University announces major extension to Medical School News

17th February, 2012

The University of Dundee is set to redevelop the School of Medicine at Ninewells with a major extension and refurbishment. The project forms phase two of an £11million programme to upgrade facilities at the Medical School, which is consistently rated as one of the top performing medical schools in the UK. This phase of the project will see a new extension built on the north side of the...

Scottish Government and PPD Announce Strategic Alliance to Advance Clinical Research in Scotland News

14th February, 2012

The Scottish Government and Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC (PPD) have announced a unique alliance designed to increase the amount of clinical research conducted in Scotland, accelerated the development of new medical therapies and enhance health care treatment options for the people of Scotland.The alliance between PPD and NHS Research Scotland (NRS) advances the long-standing re...