20 Apr 2016

New trial aims to prevent type 1 diabetes

A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in Dundee. The autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT) is led by Professor Terence Wilkin, of the University of Exeter Medical School, with support from colleagues at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. It will be launched at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Tuesday, 19th April. Initial funding of $1.7 million is being provided by JDRF, the leading global organisation backing type 1 diabetes research. The study aims to contact all 6,400 fam...

New trial aims to prevent type 1 diabetes

18 Apr 2016

New book aims to help international students’ transition to their new country

A new book, co-edited by a University of Dundee academic, explores the educational and life challenges that international students face and sets out practical ways to help them prosper in their new surroundings. ‘Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education’, will be officially launched at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Tuesday, 26th April. Edited and written by Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, of the Centre for Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) at Dundee, and The Open University’s Dr Bart Rienties, the...

New book aims to help international students’ transition to their new country

17 Apr 2016

Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension

`Tennis elbow’ is a condition that affects almost half of all tennis players in their lifetime. Now a study by researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed for the first time that reducing racquet string tension can reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rami Abboud and his team at the University’s Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) examined the forces placed on the elbow of tennis players while they executed simulated backhand strokes. They found that increasing string tension placed greater load on the elbow, thereby increasing the risk of injury. “Tennis elbow, or l...

Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension

14 Apr 2016

Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease

A new trial, led by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow, is underway to discover whether vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in chronic kidney disease patients. People with kidney disease have a significantly greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke as the condition causes a layer of calcium to settle in the wall of blood vessels, making them stiff, which increases blood pressure and puts strain on the heart. Chronic kidney disease affects over a third of people over the age of 65 and is one of the commonest comorbidities seen in hospitals, particularly in those admitted with acut...

Vitamin pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with kidney disease

14 Apr 2016

Trauma support project to help children across the world

A pioneering project to help child victims of war and disaster cope with their trauma and grief is to be made globally available following a successful trial in Palestine led by a team including a trauma expert at the University of Dundee. The `Children and Grief’ manual tells group leaders how to lead groups of children following traumatic losses. Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies at the University of Dundee, has worked in collaboration with Dr Ghassan Abdallah, Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Ramallah, to implement and evaluate the pilot programme in Palestine, which has worked...

Trauma support project to help children across the world