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eHealth Masterclass the University of Edinburgh, 30th November 2010 News

17th November, 2010

The Coding and Structuring Of Clinical Information In Electronic Health Records.The Informatics Forum, The University of Edinburgh, 30th November, 2010.We are delighted to invite you to a Masterclass on eHealth, supported by the NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme. This workshop aims to inform and improve practices relating to clinical coding at point of care.  Objectives will be t...

\'Small World\' acclaim for Dundee researcher News

21st October, 2010

A microscopic images of cells dividing, captured by Dr Paul Andrews at the University of Dundee, has been named one of the 20 winners of the 2010 Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition.Dr Andrews' image, HeLa Cells Dividing', won 11th prize in this international competition between the world's best photo-micrographers involved in critical scientific research into life science...

Diabetes agreement strengthens Tayside-Kuwait links News

21st October, 2010

Links between Kuwait and Tayside’s world renowned network of diabetes research and care have been strengthened with the signing today (Monday October 18th) of an agreement to develop new collaborations.The University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and Aridhia Informatics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dasman Diabetes Institute and the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. The MoU w...

£1.87million to Support Serendipitous Discovery News

21st October, 2010

A £1.87million multidisciplinary project - led by the University of Dundee - has been launched to help researchers innovate by finding out what they didn’t know they needed to know.Many great technological and scientific breakthroughs have come about as a result of fortunate accidental discoveries, with valuable insights being attributed to the phenomenon known as serendipity.With the...

Diabetes agreement strengthens Tayside-Kuwait links News

19th October, 2010

Links between Kuwait and Tayside’s world renowned network of diabetes research and care have been strengthened with the signing today (Monday October 18th) of an agreement to develop new collaborations.The University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and Aridhia Informatics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dasman Diabetes Institute and the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. The MoU w...

Sir Philip Cohen named as one of the UK\'s most influential scientists News

12th October, 2010

Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, has been named among the '100 most important people in British science' by The Times newspaper.Sir Philip is placed at no. 55 in the list, ahead of figures like Ian King, the CEO of British Aerospace (59), Lord Browne, the former CEO of BP (68), Lord Sainsbury, the former Minister of Science and head of Sainsbury’s supermarket chain (78), Lord W...

Dundee researchers join £10 million heart therapy study News

5th October, 2010

Researchers in Dundee are set to play a key role in a major European-wide project to develop 'tailored therapy' for patients with heart failure.A team lead by Chim Lang, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a £700,000 grant as part of the £10million project being funded by the European Commission’s FP-7 programme.The work in Dundee and Tayside inv...

Dundee study hopes to persuade one million Scots to sign up for research register News

5th October, 2010

A pilot study looking at how researchers can overcome objections to participation in studies and trials has been launched by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh.Upon completion, the researchers leading the study hope to use their findings to persuade up to one million Scots to volunteer for research trials which would help develop new drugs and treatments, and improve the health of the nation...

Nobel Laureate to deliver 2010 Peter Garland Lecture News

5th October, 2010

Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Dundee next week to deliver this year’s Peter Garland Lecture.The lecture, hosted by the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences, will take place at the Dalhousie Building from 4pm on Tuesday, October 5th. Dr Blackburn will speak on 'Control of telomere maintenance and responses to its...

Dundee researcher to head up £675,000 Type 1 Diabetes Project News

5th October, 2010

The Chief Scientist Office is the part of the Scottish Government Health Directorates which supports and promotes high quality research aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of services offered by NHS Scotland and securing lasting improvements to the health of the people of Scotland. CSO supports research initiated by the research community in Scotland and advises the Scottish Gove...