26 Nov 2018

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

One of Scotland’s leading philanthropists hopes to harness the Christmas spirit to mobilise Dundonians in the fight against homelessness. Josh Littlejohn will highlight the local impact that supporting national campaigns can have in eliminating rough sleeping at this year’s Dundee Christmas Lecture, a partnership event between the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. The founder of the not-for-profit café chain Social Bite has helped to raise more than £7 million as part of his mission to eradicate the issue in Scotland, and will be hosting ‘Together We Can End Homel...

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

25 Nov 2018

Graduate poised to pen a name for himself

A University of Dundee graduate is attempting to make his mark on the pages of history next month as he aims to develop a whole new kind of fountain pen. Since graduating from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in June 2018, Kevin Sinclair has been designing prototypes of his new pen Vittae - a pen which he says might revolutionise writing, sketching and even annotating, particularly for those living with dyslexia. “The last fountain pen with two nibs was produced over 70 years ago and was very expensive and complicated. I believe that Vittae could really help writ...

Graduate poised to pen a name for himself

22 Nov 2018

New exhibition celebrates photographers with Aphasia

A new exhibition of photographs, taken and edited on iPads, by people living with Aphasia will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. The exhibition called ‘Tap & Talk & See’ celebrates the creativity of people living with the complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Aphasia can be caused by a stroke, head injury, brain tumour or another neurological illness, and currently affects over 367,000 in the UK every year. ‘Tap & Talk & See’ which goes on display on Thursday 22 November, was develop...

New exhibition celebrates photographers with Aphasia

22 Nov 2018

University welcomes Tay Cities Deal announcement

A £40 million investment in two University of Dundee projects from the UK and Scottish Governments will create jobs and attract further investment. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, has welcomed the news that the Tay Cities Deal has agreed to support bids for the Growing Tayside Biomedical Cluster, as well as for JustTech, the world’s first institute for innovation in forensic science. The deal’s Heads of Terms Agreement, revealed on Thursday, announced support of £25 million for the biomedical cluster from the Scottish Government, and a fur...

University welcomes Tay Cities Deal announcement

21 Nov 2018

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

Antioxidants could help to reduce the cognitive impairment that diabetes patients experience as a result of low blood sugar levels, according to new research carried out at the University of Dundee. Repeated episodes of low blood sugar leads to cognitive difficulty for patients with diabetes but the study, led by Dr Alison McNeilly from the University’s School of Medicine, suggests that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduces these impairments. This raises the possibility of one day being able to improve the quality of life of diabetics. Dr McNeilly will present her research at the Society f...

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes