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

19 Mar 2019

‘She said yes!’ Grads get engaged on St Patrick’s Day

Move over Valentine, St Patrick’s Day may well be the most romantic day of the year, at least for two University of Dundee graduates. Having first met at a St Patrick’s Day celebration in Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) five years ago, Ryan Stewart and Clíodhna Grant returned at the weekend, back to where it all began. They soon had an even bigger reason to celebrate as Ryan used the auspicious day to propose to Clíodhna on Dundee’s iconic hill the Law, the highest point in the city. “It was almost impossible to keep it a secret,” said Ryan, ...

‘She said yes!’ Grads get engaged on St Patrick’s Day

19 Mar 2019

Balkan sensation set to sing in Dundee

Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences for students, but undertaking a degree in a foreign country can also make them miss the sights and sounds of home. In an effort to make Dundee feel like a home-from-home, University of Dundee students will welcome famous Bulgarian singer, Tedi Eroteeva, as she performs at a Balkan Night on Thursday, 21st March. The event, which takes place at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA), will offer students, staff and members of the public the chance to hear music they may have never heard before. All of the proceeds from the night will g...

Balkan sensation set to sing in Dundee