Announcements

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...

Appointments boost cancer care research at Dundee News

27th August, 2010

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee has made a number of key appointments to boost research into cancer care.Nora Kearney has been appointed as Professor of Nursing and Cancer Care, and brings with her to Dundee a team of experienced researchers. In a separate appointment, Dr Alison Harrow has taken up a post as Cancer Research UK Senior Research Nurse.'We are delighted...

Opening of the Gannochy Trust Clinical Research Suite at PRI News

27th August, 2010

Opening - Tuesday August 31st, 5.30 pm.Cornhill House, Perth Royal InfirmaryThe Gannochy Trust Clinical Research Suite, a new facility on the Perth Royal Infirmary site funded by the University of Dundee’s £3million Diabetes Research Campaign, will be formally opened on Tuesday August 31st.Radio and TV personality Fred MacAulay, who hails from Perth and is a former Rector of the Univer...

TCTU Research Seminar: Using the Scottish Primary Care Research Network for recruitment to clinical trials News

27th August, 2010

Tayside Clinical Trials UnitLunchtime Research SeminarsWednesday 22nd September1:00 – 2:30pmLecture Theatre 2, Ninewells Hospital and Medical SchoolSpeaker: Frank Sullivan and Marie PitkethlyAll welcome!...

EQUATOR Seminar Friday 10 September 2010 Registration is now OPEN News

14th July, 2010

Reporting your randomised trial: CONSORT 2010 and other reporting guidelinesDate: Friday 10 September 2010, 14:00 – 16:30 Location: Oriel College, Oxford, UK  Target audience: Clinical and non-clinical professionals involved in planning, conducting and publishing randomised trialsFor more information see the seminar outlineContact: Mrs Tracy Edwards (tracy.edwards@csm.ox.ac.uk) Registra...

Brain study offers treatment hope for Alzheimer\'s patients News

8th June, 2010

A protein that controls brain activity may offer hope of new drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy, a study has found.Researchers have pinpointed the role of a key enzyme - GSK3 - and say the discovery could lead to new drugs that would help to slow memory loss and calm the symptoms of epileptic seizures.The landmark study was led by the University of Edinburgh and conducted i...

Chiltern announces partnership with Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre News

3rd June, 2010

London, UK, 3rd June, 2010:  Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization, announced its latest collaboration with Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC), a joint venture between UK’s NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. In this collaboration, Chiltern will partner with TAHSC to conduct and support Proof of Concept and Translational Me...

Minister for Public Health & Sport officially opens PET/CT scanner News

2nd June, 2010

Minister for Public Health & Sport Shona Robison will officially open the £1.7 million state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner at the Clinical Research Centre at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital today (Wednesday, 2 June).Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non-invasive nuclear medicine imaging procedure that uses a form of radioactive glucose to identify abnormalities within the body. The 1...