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Cancer Research UK invests in future world-leading scientist in Dundee News

13th July, 2011

Cancer Research UK invests in future world-leading scientist in DundeeCANCER RESEARCH UK has awarded Dr Sonia Rocha from the University of Dundee a prestigious fellowship as part of a series of grants given to new investigators who are set to become the eminent cancer scientists of the future.The charity has awarded £12 million to 10 exceptional researchers from across the country to develop...

Clearing chromosome cling: a key cellular secret cracked News

11th July, 2011

Clearing chromosome cling: a key cellular secret crackedResearchers at the University of Dundee have made a significant discovery about how cells behave and protect themselves against cell death, cancers and genetic disorders.The team of Professor Tomo Tanaka and Dr Matt Renshaw from the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, working in collaboration with researchers in Germany and Japan, have discov...

Appointments boost cancer care research at Dundee News

11th July, 2011

Appointments boost cancer care research at DundeeThe School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee has made a number of key appointments to boost research into cancer care.Nora Kearney has been appointed as Professor of Nursing and Cancer Care, and brings with her to Dundee a team of experienced researchers. In a separate appointment, Dr Alison Harrow has taken up a post as Cancer Re...

MSc in Applied Health Statistics now recruiting for September 2011 News

21st June, 2011

MSc in Applied Health Statistics now recruiting for September 2011The MSc in Applied Health Statistics is designed for students wishing to pursue a career applying statistical methods within medicine, the health services, government or policy organisations, industry or academia. Students will be also ideally placed to pursue further postgraduate study at PhD level. Please click here for furth...

Free event in Dundee will reveal latest dementia research News

6th June, 2011

Free event in Dundee will reveal latest dementia researchDundee scientists will lift the lid on the latest dementia research at a free public event next week (7 June).The event at Ninewells Hospital, supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, will see leading researchers from the University of Dundee talk about the progress being made in the battle to defeat dementia.Members of the public will have the...

Dundee praised for \'Medical revolution\' in diabetes News

6th June, 2011

Dundee praised for 'Medical revolution' in diabetesDiabetes treatment and research in Tayside has been hailed as bringing about a 'medical revolution' by the Director of one of the UK’s biggest medical charities.In an opinion column for The Times newspaper, Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said, 'If you live in Dundee and suffer from diabetes, you have recently been particip...

Scientists take on Ben Nevis for charity News

31st May, 2011

Scientists from the University of Dundee will take on Britain’s highest peak later this year in an attempt to raise £5000 for Arthritis research.Dr Simon Arthur and eight members of his research group, based at the University’s College of Life Sciences, will be joined by partners and friends when they set their sights on the summit of Ben Nevis on Saturday, 2nd July.Post-doctoral...

Tayside is skin cancer \'hotspot\' News

31st May, 2011

A Dundee-based scientist involved in skin cancer research says Tayside is a UK "hot spot" for skin cancer along with the south coast of England and the Scottish Borders.While acknowledging that the high incidence of skin cancer locally could result from better recording of skin cancers in Dundee than elsewhere, Dr Charlotte Proby Clinical Reader in Dermatology at Dundee University's Scho...

Cancer experts to gather in Dundee News

21st May, 2011

Cancer experts from leading centres in Dundee and Belfast will gather later this week to discuss the latest advances in research and foster future collaborations.More than 100 delegates are expected for the Dundee-Belfast Cancer Centres’ Joint Symposium, which takes place on Thursday May 12th and Friday May 13th at the University of Dundee.Dundee and Belfast are both Cancer Research UK Centr...

Dundee to lead Drug Discovery Network News

21st May, 2011

The Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee, together with other leading not-for profit UK drug discovery and chemistry groups, is to coordinate building a UK-wide network in a developing area of drug discovery.Professors Ian Gilbert and Paul Wyatt, based in the Drug Discovery Unit at Dundee, have received a £200,000 networking grant from the EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC for the project invo...