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Genetics reveals new clue into how the most commonly used diabetes drug works News

13th January, 2011

Genetics reveals new clue into how the most commonly used diabetes drug worksResearchers in the UK have uncovered new genetic evidence of how the world's most commonly used diabetes drugs might save lives.Metformin, a drug used by hundreds of millions of people with diabetes world wide, has been in use for over 50 years. It has been shown to protect against heart disease, and eye and kidney diseas...

It takes two for improved control of blood pressure News

13th January, 2011

Beginning 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 popular medical practice for the treatment of high bloo...

Fiona\'s tablet sales boost for Breast Cancer Research News

15th December, 2010

Fiona's tablet sales boost for Breast Cancer ResearchPhoto opportunity - 2.30pm, Tuesday December 14th.Main reception, Ninewells.Breast cancer researchers in Dundee will be presented with a cheque for almost £4000 next week, all thanks to one woman’s magic tablet.Mrs Fiona Edwards, a receptionist in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has raised many thousands of...

Hat-trick of awards for Dundee skin expert News

15th December, 2010

Hat-trick of awards for Dundee skin expert Professor Irwin McLean, of the University of Dundee, has registered an impressive hat-trick of awards after being awarded the top dermatology society prizes for Europe, America and Asia.Professor McLean, whose research group discovered that mutations on the filaggrin gene are the major cause of eczema and allergies, has just returned from Japan, wher...

Discover the worlds of research and teaching - Discovery Days 2011 News

8th December, 2010

The University of Dundee will next month open its doors and showcase the exceptional research and teaching taking place within the institution.The 8th annual Discovery Days event takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Thursday 13th, and Friday 14th, January 2011.Discovery Days 2011 will see 14 newly appointed professors from a wide variety of disciplines take part in the annual showcase of cutti...

Dundee researchers and European collaborators find that anti-diabetes drug fights Alzheimer\'s News

27th November, 2010

A potentially exciting breakthrough in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease has been made by researchers at the University of Dundee and their international collaborators.They have discovered that metformin, a drug commonly used in the treatment of Type II Diabetes, can help treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and also prevent it in healthy people.A paper published in the most rece...

Kuwait Director General of Diabetes Institute visits Ninewells News

27th November, 2010

The Director General of Kuwait's world-renowned Dasman Diabetes Institute is visiting Ninewells Hospital and Medical School this week following the signing of an agreement to develop new international collaborations in diabetes research.Dr Kazem Behbehani's visit follows on from links between Kuwait and Tayside’s internationally recognised network of diabetes research and care being strength...

Clinical medicine research at Dundee heralded in pilot study News

27th November, 2010

The wide-reaching impact of clinical medicine research at the University of Dundee has been heralded in a pilot study to trial a new system of allocating research funding.The current system of measuring research quality is due to be replaced by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014. Impact, measured as the benefit of research to the economy and society, is at the heart of the REF system....

Special Research Seminar ‘Improving clinical research through access to primary care data: TRANSFoRm, an EUFP7 project’ News

24th November, 2010

Special Research SeminarWednesday, 1st December, 1.00 p.m.-2.30 p.m. TASC Boardroom, Ninewells HospitalSpeaker: Prof Frank Sullivan ‘Improving clinical research through access to primary care data: TRANSFoRm, an EUFP7 project’ If you would like to attend this Seminar, please email f.y.campbell@dundee.ac.ukEveryone Welcome...

Statistics for Health Research and Statistics for Clinical Trials News

17th November, 2010

Dundee Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (DEBU) would like to invite you to participate in the following research:'Statistics for Health Research' (10 to 12 January 2011) and 'Statistics for Clinical Trials' (13 January 2011)Everyone welcome but places are limited so register early!  see http://www.dundee.ac.uk/hic/debu/statistics/...