17 Aug 2016

Record-breaking cultural exchange of Chinese and Dundee students

A record-breaking number of Chinese students have spent the summer learning at the University of Dundee. Over 120 students from 12 different Chinese institutions visited the City of Discovery in July and August participating in an educational and cultural programme designed to promote exchange and postgraduate studies. The Chinese students left for home after a short ‘graduation’ ceremony last week, celebrating their participation in learning as well as day trips across Scotland. They also found out about Dundee’s industrial heritage at Scotland’s Jute Museum, Verdant Works. During ...

Record-breaking cultural exchange of Chinese and Dundee students

15 Aug 2016

Minnie walks 96 miles for Breast Cancer Research

A 63-year-old breast cancer survivor has walked the West Highland Way in less than seven days to help ongoing breast cancer research at the University of Dundee.   Minnie Milne, from Dundee, raised £1,945 to support the advances into breast cancer imaging at the University, after being successfully treated for breast cancer herself at Ninewells Hospital last year. She said, “After I had breast cancer surgery last year, I was treated really well by everyone here. I was going to do the West Highland Way anyway and thought I should raise some money. “I had to think long and hard about w...

Minnie walks 96 miles for Breast Cancer Research

15 Aug 2016

Is this the face of the notorious Lord Darnley?

A University of Dundee Masters student has stepped back through the mists of time to recreate the face of one of the most notorious figures from Scotland’s history, solving an ancient mystery in the process. Emma Price (23) has recreated the face of Henry Stuart, better known as Lord Darnley, as part of her MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University. Her work will be one of the exhibits at this year’s Masters Show, which opens at Duncan of Jordanstone this weekend. Lord Darnley rose to infamy as the second husba...

Is this the face of the notorious Lord Darnley?

10 Aug 2016

Research supports targeting enzyme group to treat autoimmune diseases

New research from the University of Dundee has shown that targeting a specific group of enzymes could be a viable strategy for treating autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, which affect millions of people. Autoimmune diseases develop when the immune system, which defends the body against disease, is convinced that our healthy cells are foreign. As a result, the immune system then attacks the healthy cells. Researchers led by Dr Simon Arthur in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee examined the way that a drug called dimethylfumarate (DMF), which is licensed in the UK as Tecfidera, ...

Research supports targeting enzyme group to treat autoimmune diseases

10 Aug 2016

Dundee research explains drug resistance in ovarian cancer

Scientists at the University of Dundee have uncovered important information about how ovarian cancer becomes resistant to certain treatments. The researchers found that a gene called ABCB1, which is known to play a role in resistance to the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel in ovarian cancers, also causes resistance to other ovarian cancer treatments. Women with ovarian cancer are commonly treated with a combination of carboplatin and paclitaxel, but if their cancer stops responding, doctors need other options. For many women, particularly those with faults in their BRCA genes, a new family of drugs called PARP...

Dundee research explains drug resistance in ovarian cancer