Announcements

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...

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!...