26 Mar 2019

Witnesses required for oar-some world record attempt

A team of University of Dundee students are attempting to set a Guinness World Record this week and are asking for help from members of the public. The team of 12 student rowers are aiming to set the record for ‘Distance rowed by 12 females on a single indoor machine within the period of 24 hours’ and they need at least eight witnesses to watch them in two-hour shifts during the attempt. During the effort, which will begin at 8pm on Thursday 28th March, the team aim to fundraise to help purchase essential equipment and to support the Dundee Women's Rape & Sexua...

Witnesses required for oar-some world record attempt

25 Mar 2019

Dundee expert to feature in CBBC documentary

A University of Dundee researcher will star in a new CBBC documentary tonight. Dr Paul O’Mahoney, a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant from Dundee’s School of Medicine, will feature in an episode of ‘My Life: Into the Sun’. The programme shares the highs and lows of two young children, Alice Tyson from the UK and Thapelo Mothibe from South Africa, who both have the same rare skin disease. During the programme, the girls who are afflicted with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), a rare condition which means they are extremely sensitive to sunlight, travel to northern Norway to e...

Dundee expert to feature in CBBC documentary

22 Mar 2019

Could heart drug help lung disease patients?

Drugs traditionally used to treat blood pressure and heart disease are to be given to lung disease patients to see if they can be beneficial, in a trial involving the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long term lung disease due to smoking that slowly gets worse and affects 1.2 million people in the UK. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the UK, resulting in 30,000 fatalities a year. The condition causes narrowing of the airways, which in turn causes breathing problems, and often a persistent cough and chest infections. There is no cure for COPD - ...

Could heart drug help lung disease patients?

21 Mar 2019

Exscientia announces new AI pharma collaboration

Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee announced today that it has entered a three-year AI drug discovery partnership with leading biopharma company Celgene, including an initial $25 million upfront payment and eligibility to receive substantial milestones based on the clinical, regulatory and commercial success of the program. In addition, Exscientia is due to receive tiered royalties on net sales on any product resulting from the collaboration. Exscientia will apply its full-stack AI drug discovery c...

Exscientia announces new AI pharma collaboration

21 Mar 2019

Dundee students breathe new life into rare texts

Historic texts held by the University of Dundee have been dusted down by a group of students to kick-start a creative chain reaction. Students from the English department’s MLitt Writing Practice and Study course have sought inspiration from historic books and poems to create new works, before asking students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) to illustrate them. The project, named Vaulted Marvels, aims to highlight the wealth of thought-provoking volumes that lurk within the University’s archives, with a plan now under way to publish the re-im...

Dundee students breathe new life into rare texts