AHSP launches new Research Support Awards for clinical staff in NHS Tayside

9th May, 2016 @ 10.31 am

NHS Tayside clinical staff are invited to apply for new research support funding offered by the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP).    High quality research, alongside education and training of health professionals and high standards of clinical care underpin the ambition of AHSP to create world-leading improvements in population health and transform healthcare....


Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

5th May, 2016 @ 11.55 am

A University of Dundee research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and “switching off” harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation. The team is hoping they can fi...


Professor to shed light on how much sun is bad for you

4th May, 2016 @ 10.06 am

As spring fights with snow to light up Scotland’s sunniest city, the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, as well as manmade sources such as sunbeds, is causing a spike in skin cancer rates across the country. Professor Charlotte Proby, from the University of Dundee, will discuss the hazards (and benefits) of our sun during the next Café Science event, which takes place at Avery &...


AHSP Clinical Fellowships invite applications

2nd May, 2016 @ 10.55 am

Applications are invited for the next round of the Academic Health Sciences Partnership in Tayside Clinical Fellowships. This is an innovative opportunity for health professionals working in the NHS to develop and consolidate a research portfolio. The aim of the fellowship is to promote and support translational research within NHS Tayside by enabling clinicians to develop an independent research...


Visit to Clinical Skills Centre teaches children about the human body

29th April, 2016 @ 07.38 am

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

21st April, 2016 @ 12.34 pm

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

20th April, 2016 @ 11.14 am

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

18th April, 2016 @ 09.42 am

'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

18th April, 2016 @ 09.40 am

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

18th April, 2016 @ 09.39 am

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...