Announcements

Professor Allan Struthers elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences News

10th May, 2011

Professor Allan Struthers, of the University of Dundee Medical School, is among 40 of the United Kingdom’s leading medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of...

HRH The Princess Royal opens new Centre for Molecular Medicine News

30th April, 2011

HRH The Princess Royal will visit the University of Dundee on Tuesday April 19th, when she will officially open the new Centre for Molecular Medicine and also visit the College of Life Sciences.The Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM) is a new facility housed within the Clinical Research Centre, a state of the art research facility and imaging centre which is part of the University’s School o...

£4000 cheque presentation to Breast Cancer Research News

30th April, 2011

Two ladies from Kinross who have raised thousands of pounds for charity will make their latest donation to Breast Cancer Research tomorrow (Tuesday April 19th).Gillian Young and her friend Zoe Tod have been amazing in their quest to raise funds for breast cancer research and in total they have donated £7,000 over the past 2 years. They have held fundraising events including Zumba Classes, ra...

£1million grant boosts academia-business links News

30th April, 2011

Links between Tayside’s internationally renowned Life Sciences research institutes and businesses across Scotland are being strengthened through a funding package of more than £1million.The University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee City Council (through the BioDundee project) and the James Hutton Institute (formerly the Scottish Crop Research and Macaulay Land Rese...

Global experts gather in Dundee for rehabilitation & participation conference News

30th April, 2011

Experts in health and social sciences from across Europe and the USA will gather in Dundee next week for a major conference exploring the latest developments in rehabilitation and participation research and practice.Healthcare across the developed world is seeing a general shift in how rehabilitation and renewed participation in society is delivered to recovering patients.The conference will look...

Scot study recruits 4000th volunteer News

6th April, 2011

A major research project into the safety of long term pain relief for sufferers of arthritis has taken a significant step forward this week with the recruitment of its 4000th patient volunteer.The SCOT study is designed to examine the effectiveness and safety of drugs commonly used to treat the pain of arthritis. Patients in Scotland and at centres in England, Denmark and the Netherlands are being...

New gene identified as a cause of male infertility News

21st March, 2011

An international research collaboration - including the University of Dundee - has identified a gene responsible for one of the causes of male infertility.The gene discovery relates to a condition known as round headed sperm, or globozoospermia, which affects a small percentage of men suffering from infertility problems.Until now the main cause of the condition was unknown but new research involvi...

T Cell findings boost virus & transplant research News

21st March, 2011

Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed new insights into the operation of white blood cells which play a vital role in fighting viral infections and dealing with organ transplants.Cytotoxic T cells are a subpopulation of white blood cells that have an essential role in fighting fight viral infections. They work by killing the cells in our bodies that are infected with viruses. They...

Scots family study attracts more than 23,000 volunteers News

21st March, 2011

Professor Andrew Morris, Director of the Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Dundee and lead on the Scottish Family Health Study.One of the largest health studies ever launched in Scotland has now recruited more than 23,000 volunteers, all of them contributing to a project which could have a major impact on the people’s health for generations to come.The Scottish Family Health...

Dundee leading the way in \'DECIDE-ing\' healthcare guidelines News

10th March, 2011

The University of Dundee and the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services are leading a 3 million euros, Europe-wide project aimed at developing better systems of communicating healthcare guidelines.The five-year DECIDE project is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and is designed to research and improve the way healthcare evidence and recommendations are p...