Announcements

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...

New research sheds light on breast cancer prognosis for poorer women News

16th February, 2010

Researchers from the University of Dundee have established a link between deprivation and the p53 gene that explains why women from poorer backgrounds are less likely to survive breast cancer.In a paper published in this month’s British Journal of Cancer, the Dundee team identifies - for the first time - that p53 mutation in breast cancer is associated with socio-economic deprivation, and th...

Spindles give cancer clues News

16th February, 2010

Cancer scientists working at the University of Dundee have discovered a form of stem cell activity that may help lead to early identification of the disease.Early diagnosis and treatment of many cancers can be key in limiting the effects of the disease. This new research, published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell, reveals differences in the way stem cells behave in normal tissue compared...

Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre - Researchers Event News

12th February, 2010

Tayside Academic Health Sciences CentreResearcher Launch Event, 3rd March 2010Ian Low Centre, 5.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. On behalf of Professors John Connell and Jill Belch, we would like to invite you to the launch of Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC) on 3rd March 2010. This event is for colleagues who are currently engaged in clinical research or considering undertaking research...

Genetic \'hotspots\' flag up opportunities for more personalised bowel cancer treatment News

10th February, 2010

Genetic 'hotspots' flag up opportunities for more personalised bowel cancer treatmentCancer Research UK scientists have identified the frequency of new genetic ‘hotspots’ which could help doctors to tailor therapies to as many as 3,000 additional bowel cancer patients each year, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer* today (Wednesday).The team at the Universi...

Swine Flu vaccination study extended to children News

9th February, 2010

A study being run in Scotland to identify any rare side effects of the swine flu vaccine has now been expanded to include under-16s.The study, which was launched by the University of Dundee in November, aims to identify any rare side effects of the swine flu vaccination, which has been administered to thousands of people across the country. Safety studies have already been carried out on the vacci...

TCTU Research Seminar: Clinical Regulations & guidance News

8th February, 2010

Wednesday 17th February 1:00 – 2:30pmLecture Theatre 2, Ninewells Hopsital and Medical SchoolSpeaker:  Catrina FordeClinical research regulations & guidanceAll welcome!...

Dundee rated top in the world for pharmacology News

5th February, 2010

The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the world for the impact of its research in pharmacology.Times Higher Education, the leading magazine for the higher education sector, published a table of 'Top European Universities in Pharmacology', using data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, 1st January 1999 to 31st October 2009.Dundee is placed no. 1 in this list...