Announcements

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...

Dundee named as site of new multi million pound breast cancer Tissue Bank News

10th March, 2011

Breast Cancer Campaign today revealed the University of Dundee/NHS Tayside is one of the key locations of the world's first national breast cancer tissue bank.This ground breaking initiative will see four centres around the UK working together as one national resource, to house the multi-million pound Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank. Philip Quinlan, Dr Lee Jordan and Dr Colin Purdie, along with...

Scientists discover cause of rare skin cancer that heals itself News

10th March, 2011

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have discovered the gene behind a rare skin cancer which grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing spontaneously, according to research published in Nature Genetics*, today (Sunday).The scientists, based at the University of Dundee** - part of an international collaboration reaching from Singapore to California - examined the DNA of more than 60 people with multipl...

It takes two for improved control of blood pressure News

8th February, 2011

It takes two for improved control of blood pressureBeginning treatment with two medicines gives better and faster resultsNew British-led research shows that starting treatment of blood pressure with two medicines rather than the one produces better and faster results and fewer side effects - findings that could change clinical practice world-wide.The study, published in the Lancet, challenges popu...

Visualising the problem may help to improve antibiotics News

8th February, 2011

Visualising the problem may help to improve antibiotics Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how resistance to antibiotics might be overcome, by producing the first ever 3D molecular image of a key drug target and showing how drugs bind to it.Professor William Hunter, from the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, coordinat...