Last chance to take in the 2016 Masters Show

SamGoncalves

Visitors have until this weekend to immerse themselves in work examining the past, present and future, the individual and the societal, at this year’s Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Visually stunning art and engaging design projects which address a range of practical and creative issues produced by 44 students on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – Animation & VFX, Art & Humanities, Art Society & Publics, Forensic Art & Facial Identification, and Medical Art – are on display until Sunday, 28th Augus...

Feedback for GPs helps to reduce high-risk prescription rates, study shows

Pic of Professor Bruce Guthrie

Regular feedback to GP practices reviewing the safety of their prescribing of drugs to patients can help significantly lower the risk of adverse drug reactions, a new study co-led by the University of Dundee and University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with NHS Scotland, has shown. Prescription drugs significantly improve patient outcomes but are also a major cause of harm in both primary and hospital care, with approximately 1 in 20 hospital admissions caused by adverse drug events. At least half of these adverse events are preventable. In a study that involved over 260 GP practices around Scotland, re...

IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

Annie Anderson

A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established. Based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature, the Working Group for IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Body Fatness provided the latest evaluation of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. A summary of the results is published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. A Working Group of 21 independent international experts - including Professor Annie And...

‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’ – exhibition opens on Friday, 26th August

Ypres

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Dundee war poet Joseph Lee, whose verse from the trenches captured the horrors of WWI, will open at the University of Dundee this week. As part of the on-going commemorations of the centenary of the Great War the University will host ‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’, which features original sketches and artwork, manuscripts of poems, Lee’s journals kept while he was a prisoner of war, photographs and correspondence, and examples of some of Lee’s work as a journalist in early 20th century Dundee. The exhibition ma...

JOOT Theatre Company are London bound

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The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will be taking their latest production to London, after a series of performances at the University of Dundee. The group of performers will be heading to London to perform ‘Bob-Up-A-Down’ at Greenwood Theatre, part of King’s College London, on Friday, October 21st. The play is set in the middle ages, in a dystopian rural England and involves a love triangle between Prophesy, a young, idealistic girl, Rollo, the arrogant village blacksmith and Bob-Up-A-Down, the anti-hero. This will be a debut performance of Ian Low’s stage adaptat...