4 May 2016

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

A University of Dundee research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and “switching off” harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation.  The team is hoping they can find a way of “switching off” these enzymes so the protective chemicals can do their job. The two year project is being funded with a £137,206 grant from national charity Heart Research UK and ...

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

29 Apr 2016

University student rewarded for diversifying Dundee

University of Dundee student Jai NicAllen has been bestowed the Diversity award at the Young Scot Awards 2016 event earlier this week. Honouring their leading role in bringing trans inclusivity to the fore in their hometown of Dundee through workshops, the creation of a Facebook community group as well as offering advice to others on transgender issues, Jai has been dubbed a ‘fountain of knowledge’ by the panellists. “I can’t believe I have been given this award - it means so much to me to be recognised as a young Trans Scot working to improve things for other trans people in Scotla...

University student rewarded for diversifying Dundee

28 Apr 2016

Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same

The group of chemical insecticides known as neonicotinoids have been identified as presenting a serious risk to bee populations, leading to bans on their use. But at least one may be unfairly named among the offenders when it comes to risks to bumblebees, according to new research led by the University of Dundee. The new study found that one of the neonicotinoid insecticides – clothianidin – did not show the same detrimental effects on bee colonies as its close chemical relatives imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. All three neonicotinoids have been subject to an EU-wide moratorium on their use. Dr ...

Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same

28 Apr 2016

The Animation of Movement – Dundee Arts Cafe on May 3rd

An animator who has worked on blockbuster films such as Harry Potter, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be speaking at the next Dundee Arts Café event. Lecturer Brendan Body will be at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on May 3rd to talk about his career. For 15 years, Brendan has been a computer animator working in film and television, but is now teaching the next generation of Scottish animators at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee. “I will use the talk to share some of my experiences of ...

The Animation of Movement – Dundee Arts Cafe on May 3rd

26 Apr 2016

Mobile phones at the ready for new art installation

Dundee’s Botanic Garden will come alive with the sound of music, thanks to a University of Dundee student’s final year project. Lily Hassioti, a fourth year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, is asking people not to forget their phones, as they are essential to enjoy ‘The Garden of Evolution’. Lily has hidden a number of QR codes in the garden, made out of pebbles. Using a QR reader, it will connect the user to various sound pieces and voice recordings to describe the evolution of man. Lily said, “It is...

Mobile phones at the ready for new art installation