12 Jul 2018

Diabetes trial to test virtual coaching

Help for people living with Type 2 diabetes could be just a tap away thanks to a pioneering project launched by the University of Dundee. The Diabetes Human Information Behaviour Study, led by PhD student Dominic De Franco, is seeking people living with the condition to assist with the development of an app that would introduce patients to a panel of virtual coaches, enabling them to live more healthily and manage their chronic conditions. Dominic, said, “We need the help of locals to gather as much information as possible on what it is like to live with the condition. “Type 2 diabetes currentl...

Diabetes trial to test virtual coaching

11 Jul 2018

Research could prompt changes in cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed new drug modelling systems that could herald changes in the way patients are treated for the UK’s deadliest form of cancer. A team at the University’s School of Medicine say they have established a more accurate process of mimicking how anti-cancer medication metabolises in the human body, a move that could significantly benefit patients. It could lead to smaller, more targeted dosages of anti-cancer drugs being prescribed, reducing patient side-effects and allowing for more complex drug regimens to be tested to overcome the growing problem...

Research could prompt changes in cancer treatment

10 Jul 2018

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

Air pollution has been clearly linked to spikes in breathing problem-related admissions to hospitals and visits to GPs in a research project conducted at the University of Dundee. Researchers studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched it to medical records of 450 patients who suffer from bronchiectasis, a long-term chronic condition similar to COPD which can cause a persistent cough and breathlessness as well as frequent chest infections. “When we looked at these two sets of data side-by-side the links between the periods when air po...

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

6 Jul 2018

All BASES covered as Dundee universities win conference bid

Dundee’s two universities are in a league of their own after being selected to co-host a major sports symposium. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) has selected a joint bid from the University of Dundee and Abertay University to stage its annual student conference in 2019. The event is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the city, with Dr Audrey Duncan, Sport and Exercise Science Manager at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, saying, “The BASES Student Conference is one of the foremost events in Britain’s sport and exercise...

All BASES covered as Dundee universities win conference bid

4 Jul 2018

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance

Two University of Dundee graduates have had their business careers kick-started after winning a national sports design competition. Jamie Spratt and Ronan Joy have both been named as winners in this year’s Sporting Chance Sports Innovation Challenge, securing a share of a £15,000 prize fund. The pair will also receive 12 months of support and office space from the Stirling-based business incubator The Sport Hive after their respective designs impressed a panel of industry experts. Business Computing graduate Ronan Joy will now develop a concept sensor suit that maps the motion of rugby players ...

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance