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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...

Wellcome Trust grants more than £6million to Dundee Researchers News

21st May, 2011

Two researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded a total of more than £6million in grants from the Wellcome Trust.Professor Jason Swedlow and Professor Tom Owen-Hughes, both based in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences, have received grants of £4.2million and £2million respectively.Professor Swedlow, recently n...

Beta Blockers may help COPD sufferers News

21st May, 2011

Beta blockers, the group of drugs commonly prescribed to patients with heart diseases, may also have considerable benefits for sufferers of diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, according to new research led by the University of Dundee.Researchers in the Asthma and Allergy Group at Dundee studied the effects of beta blockers on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD...

Royal Society Honour for Professor Doreen Cantrell News

21st May, 2011

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Head of the College of Life Sciences and Vice-Principal of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.Professor Cantrell is one of 44 new Fellows and eight new Foreign Members elected to the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. She has been recognized for her internationally renowned work in the field of immunology.Sir...