27 May 2016

Parasites' winner-takes-all mechanism to evade immune defences

A genetic game of `winner takes all’ that sustains the parasitic infections which cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle – devastating diseases particularly in rural areas of Africa - has been identified in a research breakthrough led by the University of Dundee. African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, affects both humans and animals and has a destructive impact, particularly in rural areas. The disease in humans is typically lethal without therapy and in cattle is the most economically important livestock disease in Africa. The disease parasite is usually transmitted thr...

Parasites' winner-takes-all mechanism to evade immune defences

27 May 2016

Cypriot conflict exhibit a must-see before Degree Show closes

Visitors have just three days left to take in the attention-grabbing, thought-provoking and convention-challenging exhibits at this year’s Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show at the University of Dundee. Almost 10,000 people have already visited the show at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, which has temporarily been transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space, since it opened last Friday. Greek Cypriot Fine Art student Leda Solomonidou is among the near-300 graduands exhibiting. Her work explores the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus in respo...

Cypriot conflict exhibit a must-see before Degree Show closes

26 May 2016

Identity and relationships explored through smartphone-sized portraits

A University of Dundee student has revived the ancient practice of miniature portrait painting as a way of exploring the very modern way we forge and maintain relationships through smartphones. Emily Stewart, a Fine Art student, painstakingly painted a series of beautiful, small-scale portraits of family, friends and other acquaintances. The resulting paintings measure just 7x5cm, the size of the screen on the iPhone 4s which she used to contact each of the subjects and acquire their image. Emily, 22, originally from Dunfermline, then laser-cut plastic mounts to the exact size and scale of her phone and pl...

Identity and relationships explored through smartphone-sized portraits

26 May 2016

‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ – Friday, 27th May

The ways in which design can be used to transform Dundee’s visitor experience will be explored at the Dundee Design Festival tomorrow. Hazel White of innovation consultancy Open Change and the University of Dundee’s Professor Mike Press will lead the two-hour workshop, which aims to provide vivid new concepts to both attract tourists and benefit the experience of living in Dundee for all its citizens. ‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ takes place at West Ward Works and is open to all. The fun, engaging and highly visual event will provide participants with access to powerful servi...

‘Redesigning the Dundee Experience’ – Friday, 27th May

25 May 2016

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer available to patients in Punjab. With a consistently high number of cervical cancer deaths and no national screening programme in place, his elective explored the willingness Punjabi women have to undergo screening. He a...

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work