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'

27 Jul 2018

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student satisfaction

The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience. The survey asks students 27 questions across eight themes relating to their expe...

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student satisfaction

27 Jul 2018

Exploring the psychology of newborns

The psychological importance of the first few days of life will be explored at an international gathering of researchers at the University of Dundee next week. Leading experts from across the fields of foetal, neonatal and infant psychology, autism and communication disorders will gather in Dundee for the Second International Workshop on the Psychology of the Neonate. Together they will investigate how the first 28 days of life, the neonatal period, is crucial for infant development and why it has been historically underexplored. Presenters will also discuss the shifting emphasis of research to the first s...

Exploring the psychology of newborns

26 Jul 2018

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

A recent University of Dundee graduate has been awarded a ‘wildcard’ place at a creative bootcamp in London after her work stood out at a major exhibition. Lauren Morsley, 21, from Kirkcaldy, graduated in June from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. After graduating, Lauren was invited to exhibit at New Blood, a festival held in London which brings together industry professionals and new talent, while showcasing up-and-coming creatives from around the world. Lauren’s exhibition earned her both a Wildcard to attend New Blood’s two-week crea...

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

25 Jul 2018

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Research published in Nature on a new preclinical drug candidate targeting visceral leishmaniasis Discovery made by a strong collaboration between University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of thousands of people every year, mostly amongst the poorest in the world A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of th...

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis