Announcements

Medical student recognised for ovarian cancer research News

31st August, 2011

The 2011 Elma Reid Bursary has been awarded to third-year University of Dundee medical student Abdulla Ibrahim, who will receive a certificate marking his achievements during a symposium in Dundee this week.The bursary was made possible by Elma Reid from Inverarity, who raised over £20,000 to increase awareness of inherited cancers through education or research before she died in September 2...

Blood pressure drugs may offer benefits in valvular heart disease News

30th August, 2011

Drugs used to treat blood pressure could offer significant benefits to patients with one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease, new research at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside has revealed.Aortic stenosis - when the main valve between the heart and the rest of the body becomes narrowed - is one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease in the developed world, affecti...

Online survey aims to improve NICE guidance for patients and the public News

15th August, 2011

NICE is doing a patient survey, which is linked to a project Dundee leads called DECIDE: Please click here to complete the survey...

Lister Research Prize 2011 for Dundee scientist News

10th August, 2011

Dr Victoria Cowling, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded one of three highly coveted Lister Research Prizes for 2011.Awarded by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, the prizes give young scientists the opportunity to develop their potential as scientists by awarding them £200,000 in flexible funding over a five-year period.Professor Mike Ferg...

Dario Alessi to direct MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit in Dundee News

10th August, 2011

An award-winning scientist, Professor Dario Alessi FRS, has been appointed director of the Medical Research Council's (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee. He will succeed the current director, Professor Sir Philip Cohen, who will step down in April 2012.The MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit is the only research unit in the world dedicated to the study of protein phosphory...

Blood pressure drugs may offer benefits in valvular heart disease News

10th August, 2011

Drugs used to treat blood pressure could offer significant benefits to patients with one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease, new research at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside has revealed.Aortic stenosis - when the main valve between the heart and the rest of the body becomes narrowed - is one of the most common forms of valvular heart disease in the developed world, affecti...

It\'s time to explore \'regulated paid provision\' for live kidneys, says researcher News

10th August, 2011

Personal View: We should consider paying kidney donorsbmj.comIt is time to explore how to pay for live kidneys in the UK under strict rules that guarantee access and equity, argues Sue Rabbitt Roff from Dundee University in a personal view article published on bmj.com today.Roff is advocating a system where the standards of pre and post operative care would be as good as they are now for kidney do...

SPL Trust Champions in Europe News

21st July, 2011

Last week, the SPL Trust’s Football Fans in Training project won a European Professional Football League (EPFL) Best Practice Award in the Social Responsibility category. The winner was announced at the EPFL Gala Ceremony on 7 July and the award was collected by SPL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster.The EPFL Best Practice awards celebrate and raise awareness of the very best League initiatives...

Dundee in world\'s top 100 for Medicine and Biological Sciences News

13th July, 2011

Dundee in world's top 100 for Medicine and Biological SciencesThe University of Dundee has been named as one of the top 100 universities in the world for Medicine and Biological Sciences in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.The University was ranked 58th in the world for Medicine and 66th for Biological Sciences in the annual survey. With a methodology tailored to fit each subject...

Funding helps HIC to continue study News

13th July, 2011

Funding helps HIC to continue studyThe University of Dundee’s Health Informatics Centre (HIC) has received £327,000 funding to facilitate the analysis of data from a groundbreaking, UK-wide research project.The funding comes from UK Biobank (UKB), a major medical research initiative aiming to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatenin...