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New UK-wide clinical trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

A UK-wide clinical trial is set to examine whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength.

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Dundee team to research potential new cardiovascular disease treatment 

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.
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Dundee researchers receive over £2m to boost fight against antimicrobial resistance and diseases

Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences research, have been awarded millions of pounds of new project funding by the Wellcome Trust.
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Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease

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.
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'Double Agent' cells survival factor revealed

A group of `double agent’ cells, which both protect us from some infections while also contributing to tissue damage in various inflammatory conditions, could be manipulated to offer a new approach to treating conditions such as asthma, following research led by the University of Dundee.
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Dundee shares in £167million investment in doctoral training

The University of Dundee will share in £167million of UK funding for doctoral training over a two-year period, UK Science minister Jo Johnson will announce today (Tuesday March 1st).
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The Innovation Portal Spotlight

The Innovation Portal was established to promote and foster productive knowledge transfer between the Universities of Dundee and Abertay, The James Hutton Institute and Scottish industry. Its aim is to improve the competitiveness of local businesses by bringing together innovative companies with scientists, technologists and engineering experts keen to apply their expertise to the needs of industry.

Small Grants Scheme Success

The Innovation Portal Small Grants Scheme helped SP Technology secure a £5,000 grant which was provided through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Innovation Voucher Scheme. Read more...

Click link for further information on Innovation Portal 

The University now subscribes to the RESEARCHconnect online funding database, which offers thousands of research funding opportunities from local, national, EU and international funders. The RESEARCHconnect service is easy to use and offers the same search and alert tools as were previously available from Research Professional.

By moving across to RESEARCHconnect, academic staff at the University will gain access to two new modules:

GRANTfinder – a database of non-research grants from EU, Government, Lottery, regional and local programmes and charitable trusts for identifying support for capital expenditure, business R&D, collaborative educational projects, the environment, marketing and much more.

POLICYfinder – a database of Government and related policy information from European to local level.

Staff can access the website at

See User Guide RESEARCHconnect for instructions on how to get started. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.2 MB]

Please contact Jillian Balfour in RIS with any questions or to arrange a training session for your research group. 

Research and Innovation Services, the University's technology transfer office, works to enhance funding for university research, manage its licensing and commercial opportunities and thus maximise the long-term benefits for the University and the community.

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Sources of Funding

Technology Transfer - Licensing and Collaborative opportunities on offer at the University of Dundee

KTP - Knowledge Transfer Partnership. An innovative way to introduce new skills or practices into an organisation.

Research Governance and Policy Handbook

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Fact File #3

Dalziel + Scullion

Dundee University based contemporary artists Dalziel + Scullion have carried out many public art commissions including The Horn on Scotland's M8 motorway.

Image by Dalziel   Scullion

Known for their interest in landscape and concern for environmental issues, a recent commission of giant billboard photography Breath Taking acted as a response and stimulus to the debate on windfarming in the UK and wider issues of energy consumption and growth. The artists have found material and ready collaborators in the University's science base.

Learn more about Dundee research success stories past and present in the FactFile section.