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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...

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

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