26 Apr 2018

Dundee top 10 in UK for Medicine in Complete University Guide rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 2nd in Scotland and 6th in the UK for Medicine in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. The University also ranked 6th in the UK and top in Scotland for graduate prospects. The University’s high ranking for Graduate Prospects continues a run of rankings which have shown Dundee to be one of the best places in the UK for employability of students. Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching), said, “We are now top in Scotland and sixth in the UK for graduate prospects, with over 85% of our recent graduate...

Dundee top 10 in UK for Medicine in Complete University Guide rankings

26 Apr 2018

School researcher invited to attend prestigious interdisciplinary conference

A School of Medicine researcher has been invited to attend a prestigious conference in Toulouse later this year following a successful grant award in 2015. Dr Luigi Manfredi will attend the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) – the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe – to present recent developments of a novel robotic active flexible colonoscope (RAC) which has been developed within the framework of two European Research Council (ERC) projects. The first of these projects is the multidisciplinary Colonic Disease Investigation by Robot-Hydro Colonoscopy (CODIR) and the subsequent proof...

School researcher invited to attend prestigious interdisciplinary conference

24 Apr 2018

National recognition for Lang research group at upcoming conferences

The cardiovascular research group of Professor Chim Lang have been recognised with a strong presence at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference 2018, taking place 4-6 June, with a nomination for the Young Investigator Award for Dr Ify Mordi and 3 abstracts selected for oral presentation as “Best of the Best”. Dr Ify Mordi, NHS Education for Scotland/Chief Scientist Office Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology, has been selected as a finalist in the highly prestigious Young Investigator Award for his abstract “REPURPOSING THE DIABETES DRUG METFORMIN FOR TREATMENT OF ADVERSE LE...

National recognition for Lang research group at upcoming conferences

23 Apr 2018

Seeing prostate cancer in a new light

A new method offering more successful diagnosis and management of prostate cancer has been identified by researchers at the University of Dundee. They say an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) has been shown to offer much greater accuracy and reliability in diagnosis of prostate cancer, while being a non-invasive and cheaper method than those currently used. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 47,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Recent high-profile cases include the University’s former Rector Stephen Fry. In the UK, 1 in 8 men will get prostat...

Seeing prostate cancer in a new light

19 Apr 2018

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’

Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified an enzyme critical for cell division that could potentially be targeted to tip tumours ‘over the edge’ into remission. A team led by Professor Paul Clarke and Dr Adrian Saurin, from the University’s School of Medicine, discovered that the enzyme USP9X controls the proper timing of cell division, the process that makes new cells during the growth and repair of tissues. When a cell divides it faces the difficult task of separating its duplicated DNA perfectly into two new daughter cells that are genetically identica...

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’