11 Jan 2019

High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases

People who eat higher levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower rates of non-communicable diseases compared with people who eat lesser amounts, while links for low glycaemic load and low glycaemic index diets are less clear. Observational studies and clinical trials conducted over nearly 40 years reveal the health benefits of eating at least 25g to 29g or more of dietary fibre a day, according to a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in The Lancet. The results suggest a 15-30% decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality when comparing people who eat the hi...

High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases

11 Jan 2019

Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening wins University accolade

University of Dundee academics whose ground-breaking work transform lives around the world have been hailed by former Rector Stephen Fry. The actor, broadcaster, comedian and writer praised the winners of this year’s Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research at a presentation ceremony at the University on Friday. Designed to celebrate the sharing of the world-class research carried out at Dundee, the accolades highlight the project and individual deemed to have made the greatest contribution to public engagement over the past year. The winner of the Public Engagement Projec...

Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening wins University accolade

10 Jan 2019

Surgical robot signals new age of medical training in Scotland

Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) has taken delivery of a leading-edge surgical robot. DIHS, a medical education centre formed by the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and industry partners Medtronic, are developing the first training programme for robotic-assisted surgery in Scotland. Surgical robots are used to carry out operations across four health boards in Scotland, but surgeons must travel to England or overseas to be trained in their use. The installation of the £1.7 million da Vinci robot at DIHS is the first step towards a full robotic training centre being established north...

Surgical robot signals new age of medical training in Scotland

13 Dec 2018

Prestigious behavioural medicine role for Professor Annie Anderson

Annie Anderson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Dundee, has been elected President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM). Professor Anderson officially took up the role at the UKSBM’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham on 12-13 December. The election reflects her position as one of the UK’s foremost authorities in behavioural medicine, an interdisciplinary field that draws together experts in psychology, social science, behavioural science, public health and medicine. The Society acts as a forum for presenting research on both public health polic...

28 Nov 2018

Funding award for School project to develop new male contraceptive

The quest of researchers at the University of Dundee to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers say the $900,000-plus award will enable significant progress to be made over the next two years in the discovery and development of the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug. The University of Dundee is uniquely positioned to pursue this project. It combines the internationally recognised expertise in male fertility research in the School of Medicine with world-class robotic high-throughput imaging facilities at...