10 Aug 2018

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

While nursing is increasingly viewed as a worthwhile and rewarding career for both men and women, the perception of nursing as an inherently female profession is still a barrier to more males entering nursing, according to a new report from researchers at Scottish universities. The Men in Nursing report was led by researchers at the University of Dundee and produced in conjunction with colleagues from Edinburgh, West of Scotland and Robert Gordon Universities. The report was commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland through the Scottish Collaboration for the Enhancement of Pre‐Registration Nursing (SCEP...

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

9 Aug 2018

Causing a scene: student’s film to light up Dundee heritage site

A film depicting three generations of women working with jute is to be projected onto the exterior of Dundee’s Verdant Works museum as part of this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Show celebrations. The film forms part of Rosemary Taylor’s final project for her MFA Art Society & Publics course. Her film depicts three pairs of hands – her daughter’s, her mother’s, and her own – engaged in making repetitive motions using jute. Rosemary’s film will be screened onto Verdant Works and visible from West Henderson’s Wynd on...

Causing a scene: student’s film to light up Dundee heritage site

2 Aug 2018

Funding boost for University of Dundee researcher

One of the UK’s leading researchers into Parkinson’s disease has received a major funding award to continue with his groundbreaking work. Dr Miratul Muqit, senior researcher at the University of Dundee’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU), has been awarded £2million following the renewal of his Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. Dr Muqit, who is also a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital where he treats patients with Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain disorders, will use the funding to c...

Funding boost for University of Dundee researcher

1 Aug 2018

Top of the plots: New allotments take root on campus

Students at the University of Dundee are being encouraged to think earthworm instead of bookworm following the creation of new allotments on campus. Plot holders can look forward to good thymes cultivating herbs or the swede taste of success with home grown vegetables after 20 raised beds were created on the site of the former Biological Sciences Institute on Miller’s Wynd. Trudy Cunningham, Environment and Sustainability Officer, said that the idea cropped up after being repeatedly approached for growing spaces by both staff and students. “There are already plots at our Botanic Garden, but the...

Top of the plots: New allotments take root on campus

30 Jul 2018

Fungal cells targeted by bacteria's 'poison arrows'

A deadly weapon used by bacteria to eliminate one another is also used against fungal cells, researchers from the University of Dundee have discovered. A team from the University’s School of Life Sciences collaborated with experts at Newcastle University and found that toxins delivered by ‘poison arrows’ are used to kill off different kinds of cells that pose a threat to aggressive bacteria. Using a weapon known as the Type VI secretion system to fire toxic proteins into neighbouring cells, the process allows competing bacteria to eliminate bacterial rivals. However, the Dundee team disco...

Fungal cells targeted by bacteria's 'poison arrows'