Announcements

Nobel Laureate to deliver 2010 Peter Garland Lecture News

3rd 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 researchers join £10million heart therapy study News

2nd 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

2nd 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...

Dundee rated among world\'s best News

1st October, 2010

The University of Dundee has been ranked among the world’s top 200 universities in a major new table published today (Thursday Sept 16th) by Times Higher Education magazine.Times Higher Education has published its 2010-11 World University Rankings using a sophisticated new methodology that constitutes the most detailed, rigorous and comprehensive study of global university performance ever u...

Big 10 event results in big £5k donation to charity News

22nd September, 2010

A fundraising event held at the University of Dundee in June to mark the 10th anniversary of a cardiac health programme has raised more than £5000 for heart disease research and rehabilitation.In June, members of the Institute of Sports and Exercise’s Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme put their fitness to the test in the Big 10 Event aimed at raising funds for British Heart Fou...

Tascforce recruits 2500th volunteer News

7th September, 2010

Photo opportunity: 2pm on Thursday, September 9th at the Clinical Research Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Mr Frank Sherriff, the TASCFORCE project’s 2500th volunteer will be screened by staff to assess his risk of heart disease and stroke.A major research project in Tayside and Fife looking at preventing Scotland’s biggest killers - heart disease and stroke - has just recruited it...

Study shows ME/CFS \'virus link\' found in children News

7th September, 2010

"It's also important because some people do suggest that ME is a disease of the mind and here we are showing that it is a disease of the body” Professor Jill Belch, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee A study on children has found further evidence that ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, could be caused by a virus.Scientists at the University of Dundee study found abnormalities in the white bl...

One-in-six elderly dementia patients receiving anti-psychotic drugs News

31st August, 2010

More than one in six elderly patients across Scotland with dementia are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs known to be of limited benefit and causing significant harm, a major study carried out at the University of Dundee has confirmed.Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicine at Dundee, and a team including Dr Stella Clark from NHS Fife, carried out the study in response to long-term c...

Drug resistance danger for sleeping sickness treatments News

31st August, 2010

Drugs used to treat the epidemic disease African sleeping sickness must be used prudently to prevent the parasite acquiring resistance to current medicines, a new study at the University of Dundee has shown.Currently, the World Health Organisation estimates that around 400,000 people are infected with the disease each year, with an annual death toll of around 50,000.Last year a new treatment was i...

University welcomes visitors from Dasman Diabetes Institute News

27th August, 2010

The University of Dundee is this week hosting a visit from representatives of the Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait, as the two institutions continue to build links.The visit to Dundee is being hosted by Professor Andrew Morris, Professor of Medicine at the University of Dundee.'This visit builds on previous events in Kuwait which have been very successful and we look forward to further developing...