Announcements

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...

Professor Andrew Morris appointed Scotland\'s Chief Scientist News

10th February, 2012

For media enquiries contact:Roddy IslesHead, Press OfficeUniversity of DundeeNethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HNTEL: 01382 384910E-MAIL: r.isles@dundee.ac.uk MOBILE: 07800 581902Professor Morris is co-Director of the Medical Research Institute at the University of Dundee and an internationally renowned expert in diabetes and health informatics.He succeeds Professor Sir John Savill in the post of Chief Sci...

Potential new treatment identified for Leishmaniasis News

8th February, 2012

Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified fexinidazole as a possible, much-needed, new treatment for the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis.Leishmaniasis is named after William Leishman, a Glasgwegian doctor serving with the British Army in India, who first identified the parasite in the early 1900s. The disease is the second biggest killer in Africa, Asia and Latin America aft...

UK first for Dundee Dental Students News

19th January, 2012

Dental students at the University of Dundee have become the first in the UK to be trained to carry out surgical dental treatment on specially embalmed bodies.The Thiel method of embalming which has been adopted by the University leaves cadavers with more life-like properties than those embalmed in the standard way.Bodies are donated for the purposes of teaching, training and research, and arrangem...

Dundee ranked among world\'s best for research News

13th January, 2012

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s leading centres for scientific research, according to a new league table published today (January 12th).The Leiden Ranking 2012, which uses a sophisticated set of varied indicators to assess the quality and importance of scientific research at 500 of the world’s top universities, places Dundee 78th overall.In the key indicator o...

Dundee ranked among world\'s best for research News

13th January, 2012

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s leading centres for scientific research, according to a new league table published today (January 12th).The Leiden Ranking 2012, which uses a sophisticated set of varied indicators to assess the quality and importance of scientific research at 500 of the world’s top universities, places Dundee 78th overall.In the key indicator o...

How Scotland is leading the UK in clinical drug trials News

23rd December, 2011

BBC news report...

Groundbreaking cancer trials centre launched in Dundee News

23rd December, 2011

The launch of a new centre to run clinical trials of the newest cancer treatments will put Dundee at the forefront of cancer research and bring benefits to patients in the area.The newly-created joint Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)*, is the latest addition to the ECMC network of 18 UK centres, which are jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and the Departments of Health in England, Scot...

GSK and the University of Dundee announce new collaboration to develop treatment for Huntington\'s disease News

15th December, 2011

The University of Dundee and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have entered into a joint research project to tackle Huntington's disease, an inherited brain disorder.The project looks to build on the findings of Professor Susann Schweiger, of the University of Dundee, who has discovered a mechanism that controls production of the disease-causing protein involved in Huntington’s Disease.'If we can inhibi...