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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...

Dundee playing central role in €12million European Union Biomarker Project News

19th May, 2010

The University of Dundee is to play a key role in a €12million research project aiming to find early indicators of certain types of cancer and increase the effectiveness of the development of new drugs.The MARCAR project may also help reduce the need for the use of animal testing in some areas of bioscience research.MARCAR is a collaboration between 12 partners involving academia and the phar...

Study offers reassurance on commonly prescribed drug News

19th May, 2010

Researchers at the University of Dundee have found that a drug which is commonly prescribed for patients with conditions including high blood pressure, heart failure and liver disease is safer than a previous study had indicated.Spironolactone is an old medicine that has undergone a resurgence in use in the last 10 years and is now quite commonly prescribed. The reason for this increased use had b...

International Clinical Trials\' Day News

17th May, 2010

Each year, the International Clinical Trials' Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20th of May in order to celebrate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the 20th of May 1747 (*www.jameslindlibrary.org).This year the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN) will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2010 with its annual event, aimed at impro...

Father of CJD victim to give keynote speech News

29th April, 2010

A bereaved father who has become a catalyst in health research since the death of his younger son from a rare and devastating brain disease will speak in Tayside this week.Lester Firkins will address a conference in Crieff on Tuesday and will speak at a seminar at Ninewells Hospital on Wednesday, advocating that patients and clinicians should have more say in the type of work that medical research...

New Scottish guidance launched to help dentists and families prevent and manage dental decay in children News

28th April, 2010

New guidance for the dental profession in Scotland is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). ‘Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children’, provides clear and consistent advice to support the dental team to improve children’s experience of dental care and children’s oral health.Chairman of the SDCEP 'Prevention and Managem...

Scottish scientist named as the world\'s most quoted biochemist News

21st April, 2010

A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the world’s most quoted biochemist over the past 10 years in a survey that also identifies a colleague as among the top 20 in the field globally.The research papers published by Sir Philip Cohen, Director of the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit and of the SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) at Dundee, were me...