Thousands sought for major diabetes study

A major Tayside-based diabetes study into how the disease develops is looking to recruit up to 6,000 new patients from across Scotland. The GoDARTS study seeks Scottish diabetes patients who have been diagnosed within the past two years. Researchers hope to identify why there is a variation in the way diabetes progresses in different patients. Professor of diabetic medicine at Dundee University, Ewan Pearson, who is leading the study, said: "This is a new phase of recruitment to GoDARTS which will give us valuable insight into why diabetes is more aggressive in some patients than others, and how ...

Dundee researchers to work with Sheffield University on effects of deprivation

A new initiative led by researchers from the University of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded nearly £2 million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. Professor Nicola Innes, professor of paediatric dentistry and associate dean for learning and teaching at Dundee Dental School, said: “Dental decay is preventable and, in some ways, that should be simple. Just brush with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. However, enacting that prevention at the level of the individual person isn’t always so simple.   The Dundee and Sheffield re...

Cohort Profile: Stratifying Resilience and Depression Longitudinally (STRADL): A questionnaire follow-up of the Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS)

Lauren Navrady BSc, PhD Student, University Of Edinburgh collaborated with various other institutes/centres and Keith Milburn @ HIC to produce and publish the following paper in the International Journal of Epidemiology: Cohort Profile: Stratifying Resilience and Depression Longitudinally (STRADL): ACohort Profile: Stratifying Resilience and Depression Longitudinally (STRADL): A This project re-contacted participants from GS:SFHS (Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study) for a further assessment of mental health, specifically depression. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a leading caus...

Mapping Local Codes to Read Codes

The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the University of Dundee hosts continuous biochemistry data from the clinical laboratories in Tayside and Fife dating back as far as 1987. However, the HIC-managed biochemistry dataset is coupled with incoherent sample types and unstandardised legacy local test codes, which increases the complexity of using the dataset for reasonable population health outcomes. The objective of this study was to map the legacy local test codes to the Scottish 5-byte Version 2 Read Codes using biochemistry data extracted from the repository of the Scottish Care Information (S...

Young scientists to present research at House of Commons

Two young researchers from the University of Dundee have been selected to present their work at the House of Commons. Mohapradeep Mohan from the School of Medicine will discuss how to treat cardiovascular diseases with the world’s most common diabetes drug metformin, while PhD student Vasiliki Bitsouni will present her findings on mathematical modelling of cancer invasion.   For the full article :https://www.dundee.ac.uk/news/2017/young-scientists-to-present-research-at-house-of-commons-.php...