13 Apr 2018

Celebrating a legacy of art and design in Dundee

An exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of a fund set up to support some of Scotland’s best young artists and designers will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. Since 2003, a trust fund set up by William Sangster Phillips, son of the well-known Dundee artist Charles Gustav Louis Phillips, has provided more than 40 postgraduate bursaries for the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. A Legacy of Art and Design in Dundee - The William S. Phillips’ Fund Bursaries opens in the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, on Saturday 14 April and will run until June. Bu...

Celebrating a legacy of art and design in Dundee

12 Apr 2018

Smoke alarm research leads to prestigious shortlisting

University of Dundee research exploring how a new generation of smoke alarms could help save the lives of children around the world has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry prize. A study by Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Director of the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, and her research student Dave Coss, a fire Investigator and Watch Commander with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, demonstrated that children respond to different smoke alarm tones than adults. Following their preliminary findings, they called for 500 families in a large scale citizen science project ...

Smoke alarm research leads to prestigious shortlisting

12 Apr 2018

Discovery raises possibility of treating neurological disorders

The discovery of a novel class of enzyme in human biology by scientists at the University of Dundee has opened a new area of research that could benefit patients suffering from a range of neurological disorders. These disorders include the acquired neuropathies associated with chemotherapy and diabetes, both of which are on the rise and significantly affect patient quality of life. The researchers say there is also potential for slowing the progression of a range of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  In a paper published in the journal Nature, Dr Satpa...

Discovery raises possibility of treating neurological disorders

12 Apr 2018

Dundee Arts Café to focus on the future of social work

A leading academic will be discussing the future of social work at this month’s Dundee Arts Café. Dr Trish McCulloch, Social Work Lead at the University of Dundee, will also highlight the issues faced by both staff and service users against a backdrop of austerity on Tuesday 17 April. Amid calls for service users and members of the public to have greater influence on how social work policy and practice is developed, Dr McCulloch said that it was important people understand the breadth and importance of work undertaken by the profession. “Social work is sometimes in the headlines for nega...

Dundee Arts Café to focus on the future of social work

11 Apr 2018

Dolly scientist backs research drive to tackle Parkinson’s disease

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut – who led the team that created Dolly the sheep – has backed an initiative to tackle Parkinson’s disease, after being diagnosed with the condition. The eminent scientist announced his diagnosis today – World Parkinson’s Day – ahead of the launch of a major research programme that will see experts at the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee join forces in the quest to better understand the disease. They will set up infrastructure to enable the first trials in Scotland in a generation for therapies that aim to slow down Parkinson’s disease pr...

Dolly scientist backs research drive to tackle Parkinson’s disease