30 Aug 2016

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

Dentists prescribe fewer antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a 12-month randomised controlled trial in UK general dental practices. The trial which featured all 795 antibiotic prescribing general dental practices in Scotland has shown a 5.7 percent reduction in dentists’ antibiotic prescribing rate after receiving the intervention. The journal PLOS Medicine has published the results of the study which was co-led by Professor Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee, Professor Cr...

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

30 Aug 2016

New print group to hold first exhibition in home city

The University of Dundee will this week host an exhibition from a new group of artists formed to promote the print-based work taking place locally. PrintRoomDundee’s self-titled exhibition opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday, 2nd September. It will be the first group show from the collective of artists and printmakers who live and work in Dundee and its surrounding area to take place in the city. All are graduates of the University and all but one studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Members include Allan Beveridge, who graduated in 1977 and later worked as a printmaki...

New print group to hold first exhibition in home city

26 Aug 2016

Student and academics in the final for creation competition

A website developed at the University of Dundee to help diabetes sufferers has made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition. Dr Deborah Wake has secured a place in the Converge Challenge final. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. Dr Wake is looking to expand her MyDiabetesMyWay website. This allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It is alr...

Student and academics in the final for creation competition

26 Aug 2016

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and the habit of vaping are being used by more and more people to help them stop smoking, but are they actually safer or less bad for our health than traditional cigarettes? Smokers in Tayside are being asked to help answer this vital question by taking part in a new study being launched by the University of Dundee which will compare the effects of e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes on blood vessel function, which is a key health indicator. “E-cigarettes are sold on the principle that they are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes because they don’t contain h...

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

25 Aug 2016

Last chance to take in the 2016 Masters Show

Visitors have until this weekend to immerse themselves in work examining the past, present and future, the individual and the societal, at this year’s Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Visually stunning art and engaging design projects which address a range of practical and creative issues produced by 44 students on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting postgraduate courses – Animation & VFX, Art & Humanities, Art Society & Publics, Forensic Art & Facial Identification, and Medical Art – are on display until Sunday, 28th Augus...

Last chance to take in the 2016 Masters Show