14 Jun 2019

Dundee cancer scientist’s £1 million ceasefire mission

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded £1.4 million from Cancer Research UK to develop research that could bring a ceasefire to cellular warfare taking place within our DNA that can cause blood cancers such as Leukaemia. Dr Kasper Rasmussen is one of only five researchers this year to have been awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the charity. Dr Rasmussen, who joined the University in June 2018, said the funding will allow him to set up a research group at Dundee to study the biological warfare taking place between two enzymes which when mutated, increase the risk of lif...

Dundee cancer scientist’s £1 million ceasefire mission

14 Jun 2019

AI offers insight in battle against heart failure

Retinal scans studied by advanced artificial intelligence could warn people living with diabetes if they are at risk of heart failure. The University of Dundee will spearhead CARDIATEAM, a £12 million initiative that aims to develop an early warning system with the potential to save thousands of lives every year. The pan-European project will be led by Dundee researchers, with retinal photographs examined meticulously by state-of-the-art software in a bid to pinpoint potential health issues. People living with diabetes are particularly susceptible to heart failure and Professor Chim Lang, t...

AI offers insight in battle against heart failure

13 Jun 2019

Redefining Dundee’s legacy: In conversation with Professor Mary McAleese

Dundee’s inspiring past and exciting present will be explored by a former President of Ireland, during a live discussion at V&A Dundee next week. Professor Mary McAleese, who led the country from 1997 to 2011, will join a panel of community education experts from the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow to discuss Dundee’s shifting legacy and the key issues around community engagement and empowerment. Professor McAleese, Professor of Children, Law and Religion at the University of Glasgow, said, “Today’s children will craft their future with the tools we give them. Resilient famil...

Redefining Dundee’s legacy: In conversation with Professor Mary McAleese

13 Jun 2019

Dundee’s plan to tackle period poverty by post

In an effort to eliminate period poverty, the University of Dundee has announced a pioneering plan to expand the availability of its free sanitary products to include its 3,000 online learners, some as far away as Tanzania and New Zealand. The institution will also make free sanitary products available in male toilets on campus and offer packs to all learners headed home for the summer, so they don’t have to go without. The announcement, which could see students from 180 countries receive the sanitary support, continues Dundee’s mission to end period poverty, becoming the first university in th...

Dundee’s plan to tackle period poverty by post

13 Jun 2019

Higher Education Minister praises videogames sector collaboration

A mix of industry, enterprise and academic collaboration is at the heart of Dundee’s success in the videogames sector and can be harnessed to drive growth in the industry across Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science has said. Richard Lochhead MSP was at the Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise (InGAME) project in Dundee on June 12 to attend an industry taster showcase for videogames companies.  The event was the first public engagement to be held at the new home of the £11.5m&...

Higher Education Minister praises videogames sector collaboration