Announcements

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...

Dundee Cell Products attracts new grants, appoints new Chairman News

30th November, 2011

Dundee Cell Products Ltd (DCP), a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, has attracted two new grants to support its product development and commercialisation activities.DCP is a supplier of high quality products and innovative tools for biochemistry and molecular and cell biology research. DCP company also offers advanced research services, to facilitate the discovery and development of...

Dundee Professor elected president of international Diabetes body News

23rd November, 2011

Professor Stephen Greene, of the University of Dundee, has been elected President of the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), one of the world's leading bodies on child health.Professor Greene is the Academic Lead on Child Health in the School of Medicine at Dundee. He will serve at ISPAD President from 2012 to 2015, during which time he will oversee their 2014 annu...

Researchers identify skin cancer genes News

23rd November, 2011

The genes which contribute to the most frequently occurring life threatening form of skin cancer have been identified for the first time by a research collaboration between the University of Dundee and scientists at Harvard and University of California, San Francisco. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the most frequently occurring life threatening skin cancer. Unlike other common skin ca...