12 Jan 2015

Opposites attract: how DNA determines who suffers from eczema and who develops psoriasis

New research led by experts from the University of Dundee, working with colleagues from England, Ireland, Germany and the USA, has shown for the first time why some people develop eczema and skin allergies whilst others are prone to psoriasis. Eczema and psoriasis are among the most common skin conditions. Eczema affects up to one quarter of school-aged children in the UK and 1 in 50 people may suffer from psoriasis. These skin conditions may appear to be similar – they both produce red, itchy, scaly patches on the skin – but specialists know that patients very rarely have both the conditions t...

Opposites attract: how DNA determines who suffers from eczema and who develops psoriasis

9 Jan 2015

‘Predicting Auroras’ – Café Science Extra on 14th January

The first Café Science Extra of 2015 is set to light up the New Year by exploring the wonder of auroras. Dr Alex Russell, a researcher in the University of Dundee’s School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, will talk about ‘Predicting Auroras’ at Dundee Science Centre from 6pm on Wednesday, 14th January. “Auroras, or northern lights, are one of our planet's natural wonders,” he said. “Usually a polar phenomenon, they are visible from the Dundee area only a couple of times each decade, but this winter our chances of seeing them are significantly better than n...

‘Predicting Auroras’ – Café Science Extra on 14th January

9 Jan 2015

Exhibition turns the clock back on a city in transition once again

Image is copyright of Phil Thomson and should be credited accordingly.   Are you one of the children in this photograph or can you help identify them? If so, then the artist behind a new exhibition of striking black-and-white images of a city in transition would like to hear from you. The 22 pictures were taken by Phil Thomson during a single month in 1968 when he was studying at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Originally exhibited at a highly successful show in Birmingham, ‘mono 68’ will now open at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery on January 16th. Phil, now a design le...

Exhibition turns the clock back on a city in transition once again

9 Jan 2015

Healthy shelfies to promote cancer prevention

January is a time of year when many people traditionally look to become a bit more healthy, starting out on diets or just eating more healthily as part of their New Year resolutions. Many may not realise it but by doing so they are taking significant action to prevent cancer. A healthy diet has been shown to have positive benefits in helping to reduce the risk of cancer developing. Now the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) is asking people to help raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy diet by posting pictures of their fridges - `healthy shelfies’ – on social media. The hashtags #...

8 Jan 2015

Men Gather, in Speech… – new Cooper Gallery exhibition opens in January

The work of three contemporary artists exploring spoken dialogue and how it relates to political, philosophical and technological developments will be showcased at a new exhibition at Cooper Gallery later this month. Men Gather, in Speech… is an exhibition of film and moving image art works by Emma Charles, Rose English and Abri de Swardt that opens at the gallery, situated in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), on Thursday, 22nd January. The title is taken from a quote by the political theorist Hannah Arendt, who wrote about the human necessity of dialogue and its essential rol...

Men Gather, in Speech… – new Cooper Gallery exhibition opens in January