27 Nov 2019

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth

Three-year trial comparing three treatment strategies for tooth decay in children’s teeth finds no evidence to suggest that conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth, or using preventive methods alone FiCTION is the largest study to date comparing options for treating children’s tooth decay, with 1,144 children, their parents, and 72 NHS dental clinics in the UK involved 43% of those participating in the study experienced toothache or dental infection regardless of the dental treatment received All three different ways of treating decay were acceptable to ch...

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children’s teeth

25 Nov 2019

Dundee to host 12-hour symposium

Image credit: Jasmina Cibic, The Gift, Act II, 2019. Single channel HD video (still). Courtesy of the artist. Human rights activists, Marxist scholars, award-winning artists and an international women’s choir are all set to take part in a 12-hour performative think-tank at the University of Dundee this weekend. Former Icelandic Pirate Party member, Brigitta Jónsdóttir, Human rights activist, Pinar Asku, and Labour candidate for South Thanet, Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt are expected to speak at the half-day international symposium, taking place at the University’s Co...

Dundee to host 12-hour symposium

21 Nov 2019

Conserving forests crucial to tackling climate change, says Dundee Professor

Photo by James Sanday on Unsplash Proposals by political parties to plant thousands of trees to meet carbon targets should be secondary to conserving our tropical rainforests, a University of Dundee expert has said. Mark Cutler, Professor of Physical Geography, says more effort should be taken to protect existing rainforests for both their carbon-value and their rich biodiversity, instead of focusing solely on planting new trees to offset those we have destroyed. Professor Cutler will be discussing the importance of conserving our intact forests and their biodiversity by looking at what is h...

Conserving forests crucial to tackling climate change, says Dundee Professor

21 Nov 2019

Award recognises ‘transformative’ research

The University of Dundee’s Professor David Horn has received a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to global efforts to overcome the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Professor Horn, based at the University’s School of Life Sciences, was presented with the William Trager Award at a meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) in National Harbor, near Washington DC. The award recognises specific breakthroughs in basic parasitology that unlocked completely new areas of work and is given by the organisation’s parasitology subgroup, the A...

Award recognises ‘transformative’ research

20 Nov 2019

Ace student set to serve for Scotland

A University of Dundee medical student will serve for Scotland this weekend as he takes on Northern Irish players in top-level table tennis. John Hannah will play his way through a weekend of matches as he represents Scotland this Friday night in a team match against the hosts and then will battle for the Ulster Open singles and doubles titles on Saturday 23rd November. John, who picked up the sport when he was just 10 years-old on holiday in France, said it was a privilege to represent his country at a national level. “It's a real honour get my first senior Scotland cap after a decade of advancing u...

Ace student set to serve for Scotland