5 Dec 2019

Universities key to transforming Scotland’s health

Improving relationships between Scotland’s universities and their local communities could help rid the nation of its reputation as the ‘sick man of Europe’. A team at the University of Dundee say that improving public access to university facilities such as sports halls and libraries would encourage greater engagement with research capable of improving health and wellbeing. The conclusions are taken from the Healthy Universities for Healthy Communities: Bridging the Divide study, produced by researchers from the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The findings of the...

Universities key to transforming Scotland’s health

4 Dec 2019

Dundee study finds new imaging method could help breast cancer patients avoid extensive surgery

University of Dundee scientists find new technique accurately identifies whether breast cancer cells remain after chemotherapy, and could help patients avoid more extensive surgery New ultrasound imaging method found to be as accurate as MRI in assessing the effectiveness of pre-surgery chemotherapy for breast cancer patients – and could be faster and cheaper for NHS A new type of ultrasound imaging to assess the effectiveness of chemotherapy could help some breast cancer patients avoid more extensive surgery, a Scottish study has found. The study, led by researchers from the University's Scho...

Dundee study finds new imaging method could help breast cancer patients avoid extensive surgery

29 Nov 2019

Lorraine Kelly becomes an oil painting for 60th birthday

Lorraine Kelly’s face was a picture when a portrait of the television star painted by University of Dundee graduate Sylvia Tarvet was unveiled live on air this morning. The portrait was commissioned by members of the team working on the Lorraine show as a surprise 60th birthday present for its host, a former rector of the University. They wanted it to be painted by a Dundee student in honour of her connections to the institution and Sylvia’s work was revealed to a delighted Lorraine, along with millions of ITV viewers, as part of a special edition of the show to mark the milestone birthday. Syl...

Lorraine Kelly becomes an oil painting for 60th birthday

27 Nov 2019

Memorial service to support bereaved this Christmas

Christmas may be marketed as a season of celebration, but for those coping with the loss of a loved one the festive period can be particularly daunting. That is why the University of Dundee is inviting those who have experienced a bereavement to come together for a moment of reflection at its annual Christmas Memorial Service. Now in its fifth year, the service in the University’s Chaplaincy Centre gives people the opportunity to participate in a short service of remembrance, including music and the lighting of candles, providing a moment of solace to those who have lost somebody special in their liv...

Memorial service to support bereaved this Christmas

27 Nov 2019

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth

Three-year trial comparing three treatment strategies for tooth decay in children’s teeth finds no evidence to suggest that conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth, or using preventive methods alone FiCTION is the largest study to date comparing options for treating children’s tooth decay, with 1,144 children, their parents, and 72 NHS dental clinics in the UK involved 43% of those participating in the study experienced toothache or dental infection regardless of the dental treatment received All three different ways of treating decay were acceptable to ch...

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth