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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...

Scottish expertise backs major diabetes programme in Kuwait News

20th September, 2011

Scottish expertise in diabetes care and education is being used to deliver a major new education programme for health services in Kuwait.The Masters programme in Diabetes Care and Education is the first major educational programme being delivered as a result of agreements signed last year between the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, Aridhia Informatics, and the Dasman Diabetes Institute and the...

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for Dundee Professor News

16th September, 2011

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.Professor Palmer is one of 26 new Award holders named by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science. The scheme provides up to 5 years' funding after which the award holder continues with a permanent post at the host university.Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Mo...

Science writing prize for student Amy News

16th September, 2011

Amy Capes, a PhD student in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the University of Dundee, has won the Medical Research Council's 2011 Max Perutz Science Writing Award for her article 'Putting Sleeping Sickness on the Radar'.In the piece, she described how her research could prevent the parasite which causes sleeping sickness from evading the immune system of the people it i...