12 Apr 2019

Inappropriate pain management after surgery a major cause of opioid crisis

Targets to eliminate pain after surgery are a major cause of the opioid crisis in several countries, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Lesley Colvin of the University of Dundee. Published in The Lancet, the report brings together global evidence detailing the role of surgery in the opioid crisis. The authors conclude that pain management has been a substantial contributor to the crisis due to inappropriate prescribing of opioids. Chronic post-surgical pain is a growing problem as the population ages and more operations are carried out. It can occur after any type of surgery. Each year, 320...

Inappropriate pain management after surgery a major cause of opioid crisis

12 Apr 2019

'Best place in Scotland' accolade for Dundee

Dundee has been named as the best place to live in Scotland. Scotland’s sunniest city made it to the top spot beating nine other Scottish locations listed in the Sunday Times 2019 Best Place to Live Guide. The judges in the annual Best Place to Live awards take into account much more than the mantra of location, location, location. Appealing and affordable housing, access to good schools and low crime rates are taken into account when deciding on the winner of the Best Place to Live, as are attractive parks and green spaces, accessible cultural activities, good transport links and a strong sense of c...

'Best place in Scotland' accolade for Dundee

11 Apr 2019

Dundee scientist awarded prestigious Waddington Medal

Professor Kate Storey, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the Waddington Medal by the British Society for Developmental Biology. The Waddington Medal is the only national award in Developmental Biology. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. Professor Storey is Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology and Chair of Neural Development in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Research in her laboratory is focused on ...

Dundee scientist awarded prestigious Waddington Medal

11 Apr 2019

DeeCon draws talented ten-year-old Drew

He may only be 10-years-old, but one of Dundee’s youngest comic producers is set to become a star attraction at the city’s largest geek gathering next week. Drew Marr, a pupil from Blackness Primary School, first attended DeeCon, the University of Dundee’s annual fundraiser for animation students, when he was just three years old. Seven years on - and several DeeCons later - Drew has become a comic artist in his own right. He published his first comic book series in 2018 and he says it was meeting comic artists such as Sha Nazir, creator of ‘Laptop Guy’, and John Ferguson, of ...

DeeCon draws talented ten-year-old Drew

5 Apr 2019

Craig Levein becomes 250,000th volunteer to join SHARE medical research project

Football manager Craig Levein has become the 250,000th volunteer to join a Scotland-wide effort to help shape the medicines of the future. Mr Levein, manager of Heart of Midlothian and former boss of the Scotland national team, signed up for SHARE (The Scottish Health Research Register) ahead of the Edinburgh derby match with Hibernian on April 6. He was immediately followed by Paul Heckingbottom, his opposite number at rivals Hibernian. SHARE is a unique initiative which aims to make it easier for researchers to identify suitable recruits from Scotland to carry out ground breaking medical research. SHARE ...

Craig Levein becomes 250,000th volunteer to join SHARE medical research project