14 Apr 2019

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals without incurring additional risks, according to new research. The findings of a large clinical trial carried out by researchers at institutions including the University of Dundee appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an approximately 50% higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. By lowering cholesterol, statins are known to help prevent cardiovascular events in certain high-risk individuals...

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients

12 Apr 2019

Changing the World by Design

A global competition challenging young designers to change the world has been launched at the University of Dundee. The competition was announced at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), which has been hosted by the University over the past three days. The EAD is collaborating with Design Indaba to set the challenge to designers around the world to creatively engage with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. EAD and Design Indaba will award £5,000 to a group submission that proposes ambitiously creative ways of addressing the challenges. This ne...

Changing the World by Design

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