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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...

Government’s lead public health official Professor David R Harper to move to world health organization News

23rd November, 2011

Professor David R Harper CBE, the Chief Scientist and Director General for Health Improvement and Protection at the Department of Health has announced that he will be moving to the World Health Organization, after eight years at the top level of public health in the UK. He will take up a new role on secondment in Geneva to advise on global preparedness for health security, from March 2012.Professo...

Medics miss key opportunities to prevent cancers linked to obesity News

10th November, 2011

People who work in health care are failing to give patients crucial information about the link between obesity and cancer according to new research presented today (Tuesday) at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool.Researchers from Dundee University will warn that not enough is being done to prevent obesity related cancers developing or to reduce the risk of cancers...

Researchers identify skin cancer genes News

10th 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 ot...

College of Life Sciences to opens its doors to the public News

10th November, 2011

Members of the public have the chance to learn more about the pioneering scientific research being carried out on their doorstep when the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences throws its doors open this weekend.Researchers will be on hand to showcase the range of cutting edge, world class work taking place on campus at the CLS Open Doors Day 2011, which takes place on Saturday, 12t...

University of Dundee enters into a collaboration agreement with TPP Global Development to establish a drug development fund News

28th October, 2011

The University of Dundee has announced a collaboration agreement with TPP Global Development Ltd to establish a drug development fund.The fund, which will be known as the Target Development Fund, has been set up with the support of TPP Global Development (TPP), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the University of Dundee to enable the development of drug discovery opportunities into the therape...

AICR £200,000 grant to Dundee Researcher News

28th October, 2011

A Dundee-based scientist has been awarded £202,807 by a Fife charity to investigate what makes our bodies' natural cancer fighting cells turn dangerous.Dr Gareth Inman, Reader and Group Leader at the University of Dundee's Biomedical Research Institute, will use his three-year grant from the St Andrews-based Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) to study a protein called TGF-b...

\'Communities, Wellbeing and Science\' - public event, Sat Oct 29th News

28th October, 2011

The impacts - both positive and negative - that health and wellbeing issues have on people’s lives will be explored at a day of public engagement hosted by the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) in Dundee on Saturday October 29th.The 'Communities, Wellbeing, and Science' event in the Central Library will involve a wide ranging mix of health researchers, geographers, designers, psyc...

Dundee researchers make gene breakthrough News

20th September, 2011

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how human cells decode genes important for cell growth and multiplication.Dr Joost Zomerdijk and colleagues in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee study the process of transcription, in which cells copy the DNA of genes into RNA, ultimatel...

Minister for Universities and Science given insight into Dundee excellence News

20th September, 2011

David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, gained an insight into Dundee’s standing as an internationally renowned centre for innovation in life sciences - where world class research is harnessed towards health and economic benefits regionally, nationally and globally - when he visited the University of Dundee on Monday September 19th.Mr Willetts was given a tour of the resear...