8 Jan 2018

Tower of tablet raises £68,000 donation for cancer research

A tower of homemade tablet more than twice the height of the world’s tallest building has helped a Dundee woman raise nearly £70,000 for breast cancer research at the University.  Fiona Edwards has been selling her home-made tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2017, she raised over £8,500, bringing her total to more than £68,000. If stacked on top of each other, the 15mm high bars would reach a staggering 1,930 metres (6,332 feet), dwarfing the Burj Khalifa, currently the ta...

Tower of tablet raises £68,000 donation for cancer research

22 Dec 2017

School professors take on Discovery Days 2018

Preventing cancer by eating broccoli, treating common skin conditions with sunlight and how to keep secrets in a digital age – just some of the topics up for discussion at the University of Dundee’s Discovery Days next month. Discovery Days 2018 takes place on Thursday 11 January and Friday 12 January at the University’s Dalhousie Building. Fifteen newly-appointed professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research, as will award-winning teachers and students who have come up with innovative solutions for tackling inequalities in health and wellbeing. The short presentat...

School professors take on Discovery Days 2018

21 Dec 2017

Research to put bite on liver disease NASH

A form of liver disease which threatens to become a modern epidemic due to its association with obesity and type 2 diabetes – both major health issues for modern society – may be stopped in its tracks thanks to a research breakthrough by scientists at the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and Stony Brook. They found that the liver disease known as NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) could not only be stopped but that the damage it causes, including cirrhosis of the liver, could be reversed. Lifestyle choices within industrialised societies that entail over-consumption of energy-dense food and...

Research to put bite on liver disease NASH

28 Nov 2017

Delegates welcomed from University Medical School of Qingdao

Today, the School was delighted to welcome a delegation from Qingdao University and Teaching Hospital in Qingdao, China. They were welcomed to the School by Professor Mairi Scott, Associate Dean (International), and Professor Gary Mires, Dean, who are pictured here with representatives from Qingdao, including: Prof. Xinsheng Wang, Chairman of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Dean of Medical School of Qingdao UniversityProf. Yanbing Zhou, Director of Gastrointestinal SurgeryProf. Yankui Wang, Director of Gynecology DepartmentProf. Ruixin Ma, Director of Education and Training DepartmentProf. W...

Delegates welcomed from University Medical School of Qingdao

15 Nov 2017

How are protein phosphorylation signals controlled? School research has the answer

Dr Adrian Saurin, from the Division of Cancer Research, has published a review in the journal Trends in Cell Biology that highlights how protein phosphorylation signals, one of the key areas of research interest across the University, can regulate complex responses. In the review Dr Saurin and his colleagues have detailed fundamentally important aspects about the signalling process that are not widely understood. “The simple textbook answer to the question ‘how are protein phosphorylation signals controlled?’ is that kinases and phosphatases work antagonistically to switch phosphorylation...

How are protein phosphorylation signals controlled? School research has the answer