12 Jun 2018

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

Emphasising the importance of sustained rehabilitation can help health services cope with rising numbers of people surviving a stroke, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Jacqui Morris, Reader in Rehabilitation Research at the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said that providing long-lasting support for those living with the aftermath of the condition is now more essential than ever. It comes as Dundee prepares to welcome delegates attending the annual conference of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum (SSAHPF), which takes place on Wednesday 13 June. With hea...

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

12 Jun 2018

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science

Experts at the University of Dundee have concocted a formula for family fun as they celebrate all things science this weekend. Staff are throwing open the doors of the University’s School of Life Sciences on Saturday 16 June for its Inside Out Science Open Day. As well as giving youngsters the chance to get hands-on with a series of fun games and interactive exhibits, researchers will offer tours of their laboratories and provide insight into what life is like as a working scientist. Theresa Tachie-Menson, a PhD student and lab member from the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosp...

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science

11 Jun 2018

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving patient outcomes, according to a new University of Dundee study. Dr John Foerster and colleagues from the University’s School of Medicine found the annual per-patient cost of filtered UV light treatment, known as phototherapy, to be around £250. This is one-sixth of the cost attributed to phototherapy by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a fraction of the estimated £7-12,000 annual cost of injectable biologic therapies....

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

11 Jun 2018

Hope arrives on campus

A striking new sculpture has been unveiled on University of Dundee’s city campus - Hope, a large black dog from the leading UK mental health charity SANE. The 3ft fibreglass statue, part of SANE’s successful Black Dog campaign, now stands at the heart of the city campus to remind students and staff about the importance of talking about mental health. Dr Shirley Hill, Head of Disability Services, said, “We believe Hope’s presence will help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage members of the public and the University community to seek help early. “The Un...

Hope arrives on campus

9 Jun 2018

CBE for Professor Bob Steele

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Steele holds a Chair in Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening, which plays a vital role in detecting the disease in its earliest stages and increasing survival rates. His main interest is colorectal cancer and he is Director of the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme, having acted as clinical l...

CBE for Professor Bob Steele