24 Jul 2017

Miniature marvels under the microscope

Fruit flies, larvae, and flat-worms used by the University of Dundee in ground-breaking scientific research will be going under the microscope at Mills Observatory this week. Members of the public are invited to delve into the world of the microscopic marvels in biological sciences from 1- 3pm on Wednesday, 26th July.  Admission is free and experts from the School of Life Sciences at the University will be on hand to help those attending in their interactive exploration of the miniature model organisms.  Dr Alan Prescott, a Senior Lecturer at the University who specialises in microscopy, said, &l...

Miniature marvels under the microscope

21 Jul 2017

Mixed reality offers glimpse of medical future

A group of University of Dundee students have won prestigious studentships with world-leading medical technology company Medtronic after developing new learning tools in augmented reality. Seven students from a range of disciplines have been offered studentships with the company, after completing a three-month project which saw more than 50 students design and build new medical software and teaching tools through the Microsoft HoloLens. The HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, which allows users to interact with holograms in mixed reality. Professor Tracey Wilkinson, joint ...

Mixed reality offers glimpse of medical future

20 Jul 2017

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular 'energy sensor'

A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of 'energy sensor' in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative 'fuels'. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high. The research focused on the activity of a protein called AMPK. Professor Grahame Hardie, of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, first identified AMPK in the 1990s as a key pl...

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular 'energy sensor'

19 Jul 2017

Students win award for Degree Show project

Two recent graduates from the University of Dundee have won a competitive sports entrepreneurship competition that will help them to develop ideas they showcased at this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree show. Andrew O'Riordan and Jack Hinton have received £4000 each for winning the coveted Sports Innovation Challenge, run by Sporting Chance Initiative. The Product Design graduates will also receive in-kind support from a number of industry partners and a space in the business incubator at The Sport Hive, based at the University of Stirling Innovation Park. The pair had to pitch thei...

Students win award for Degree Show project

19 Jul 2017

'Delivering Diversity' report challenges UK business

British businesses must break their "silence" on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and co-authored by researchers at Universities including Dundee and St Andrews. Sponsored by the CMI and BAM, Delivering Diversity, highlights the everyday challenges facing BAME managers, how BAME issues are represented and managed by FTSE companies, and the recommendations the research team identified as the main policy changes to be made by co...

'Delivering Diversity' report challenges UK business