Announcements

Drug breakthrough in fight against neglected diseases News

21st April, 2010

Scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee - working together with partners at the University of York and the Structural Genomics Consortium in Toronto - have made a major breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a fatal disease which infects tens of thousands of Africans each year.Their findings, published in the latest edition of the world’s leading sci...

Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre website launches News

7th April, 2010

A state-of-the-art website (www.tahsc.org.uk) creating a single research portal for all clinical research activities within Tayside is being launched today (Wednesday, 7th April). Launched earlier this year, the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside have formed a new collaborative venture - the Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC) - to boost clinical research activity in the region. More...

Media memories help people with dementia to unlock the past News

25th March, 2010

People with dementia are to be given help to unlock their memories, thanks to academic research by teams at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee.A programme of scientific research involving more than 100 people with dementia, as well as their families and care staff, was conducted to ascertain exactly what stimulates their long-term memories.Dr Arlene Astell, Senior Lecturer at the University...

2million euro grant to investigate new treatments for skin cancer and genetic diseases News

25th March, 2010

A major research project at the University of Dundee to investigate new treatments for skin cancer and other skin diseases has attracted a grant of €2 million from the European Research Council.The grant has been awarded to Professor Irene Leigh who is an internationally renowned expert in skin biology and disease. Professor Leigh is also Head of the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing...

Call for European Cystic Fibrosis healthcare gap to be closed News

19th March, 2010

Pan-European research led by the University of Dundee has led to an impassioned plea being issued to close a healthcare gap amounting to a 'death sentence' for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) children born in Eastern Europe.Dr Anil Mehta, from the University’s Centre for Cardiovascular & Lung Biology, led a team from 35 countries that examined outcomes for almost 30,000 CF sufferers. The outcomes f...

Launch of Institute of Academic Anaesthesia News

10th March, 2010

The University of Dundee has created a new Institute of Academic Anaesthesia to raise the profile of research and education in a key area of medical science.Anaesthesia affects everyone. Most people have received local anaesthetic injections at the dentist, many will also have been subjected to full scale general anaesthesia in preparation for surgery and some rely on long-term medication for the...

Run for health, run for research - The Monikie 10K Race for Diabetes Research News

8th March, 2010

The University of Dundee’s third annual Monikie 10K Race for Diabetes Research will once again offer hundreds of runners the chance to help fight one of the world’s fastest growing health problems.The University’s Diabetes Research Campaign is close to raising the £3million required to create state of the art research and patient care facilities across Angus, Dundee and Per...

US Life Sciences firm invest £3Million to create new company in Dundee News

4th March, 2010

Stemgent, Inc, an American biotechnology company, has announced the formation of a new company based in Dundee - Ubiquigent Ltd. As part of the agreement, Stemgent will invest approximately £3 million ($4.7 million) in the new venture over the next three years.Ubiquigent will produce biological products and services generated by the SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) at the Univ...

Tayside\'s first PET/CT scanner patient News

24th February, 2010

The first PET/CT scanner patient will be seen today (Wednesday, 24 February) at the Clinical Research Centre at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital.Lymphoma patient Marjorie Wood, of Dundee, will be first to use the £1.7 million state-of-the-art equipment. She was diagnosed with cancer last summer and finished a course of chemotherapy at the end of last year. The PET/CT scanner was installed a...

Launch of the Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre News

16th February, 2010

The University of Dundee and NHS Tayside have formed a new collaborative venture - the Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre - to boost clinical research activity in the region.Existing expertise at both organisations has helped make Dundee and Tayside a leading international centre for innovative health research and education. The creation of TAHSC will further boost the amount of research bein...