Announcements

Visit to Clinical Skills Centre teaches children about the human body News

29th April, 2016

The University of Dundee’s Clinical Skills Centre has opened its doors to pupils from a local primary school. The Centre is based at Ninewells Hospital, and is part of the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine. It provides high-quality clinical skills and simulation-based education for undergraduate and postgraduate doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Som...

New trial in Dundee aims to prevent type 1 diabetes News

21st April, 2016

A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Tuesday, 19th April. The autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT) is led by Professor Terence Wilkin, of the University of Exeter Medical School, with support from colleagues at the University of D...

AHSP News – a new quarterly publication from AHSP News

20th April, 2016

The Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside has launched ‘AHSP News’ – a new quarterly publication that will inform about the ambitions and achievements of the partnership and will provide a forum for sharing news, best practice and success stories about AHSP activity and impact. It is aimed at building engagement with all AHSP stakeholders, including health and social car...

Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension News

18th April, 2016

'Tennis elbow’ is a condition that affects almost half of all tennis players in their lifetime. Now a study by researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed for the first time that reducing racquet string tension can reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rami Abboud and his team at the University’s Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) examined the forces placed on th...

Trauma support project to help children across the world News

18th April, 2016

A pioneering project to help child victims of war and disaster cope with their trauma and grief is to be made globally available following a successful trial in Palestine led by a team including a trauma expert at the University of Dundee. The 'Children and Grief’ manual tells group leaders how to lead groups of children following traumatic losses. Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies at...

Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease News

18th April, 2016

A new trial, led by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow, is underway to discover whether vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in chronic kidney disease patients. People with kidney disease have a significantly greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke as the condition causes a layer of calcium to settle in the wall of blood vessels, making them stiff, which increases blood...

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell News

1st April, 2016

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize. Professor Cantrell has been chosen to receive the 2017 Novartis Medal and Prize by the Awards Committee of the Biochemical Society. The prize is awarde...

Perth & Kinross Care Home Physical Activity Project wins award News

1st April, 2016

The Perth & Kinross Care Home Physical Activity Project has received an outstanding achievement award for intergenerational work. The project scooped the award at the national Generations Working Together conference in Glasgow. The intergenerational project provides a 12-week activity programme for care home residents incorporating strength and balance exercises, chair-based exercises and ac...

Olympians lend their weight to student’s curling study News

29th March, 2016

Some of Scotland’s greatest curlers have lent their weight to a research project being carried out by a University of Dundee student. Iona Robertson, an Intercalated BMSc student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the University’s TORT Centre, has been working with members of the Men’s British Curling Team from the 2014 Winter Olympics as she collects data for a project...

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up News

23rd March, 2016

Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. The two universities have joined forces to transform medical treatment through protein analysis technology which identifies biomarkers of disease. This allows doctors to targe...