Announcements

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...

Celebrating 21 years helping people make healthy choices News

17th March, 2016

The Health Shop based at Ninewells Hospital is celebrating 21 years of health promotion in Tayside. The Health Shop opened its doors in March 1995 with the aim of accommodating 15 callers per day. It now has over 30,000 visitors a year and is open to everyone. People can help themselves to leaflets or ask for information to help them take the first steps to better health or living with a conditio...

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions News

17th March, 2016

High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications in primary care are major concerns for health care systems internationally, responsible for up to 4 per cent of emergency hospital admissions. Now a major study of drug prescribing has shown that intervening in primary care health practices can significantly reduce rates of high-risk prescribing of drugs. The results of the study h...

Minister visits Dundee to hear about social prescribing News

11th March, 2016

Mr Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, visited The Crescent in Dundee on Tuesday (8 March) to hear about the impact of the Sources of Support (SOS) social prescribing scheme on the wellbeing and mental health of the people of Dundee. The integration of health and social care has resulted in a partnership approach to how best link patients and clients to servic...

Dundee named among Europe’s top 100 universities News

11th March, 2016

The University of Dundee has been placed within Europe’s top 100 universities in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education European University Rankings. Dundee was ranked 94th in the table, which measured institutions on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook. The ranking is drawn from data used to c...

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis News

9th March, 2016

World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The collaboration combines some of the world’s be...

Chemical probe brings new insight into Parkinson’s disease News

9th March, 2016

Pioneering chemical technology developed at the University of Dundee is giving scientists the clearest insight yet into crucial biochemical processes that are active in many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease. Dr Satpal Virdee, leader of the research team, said their findings could 'revolutionise’ research capability. Working in collaboration with Dr Miratul Muqit, the Dundee te...

Group identifications affect likelihood of teenagers smoking, drinking and taking cannabis News

8th March, 2016

Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research from the University of Dundee. The research team, led by Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller, surveyed more than 1000 high school pupils aged 13-17 from the Fife area. The results showed...