18 Apr 2018

Church transformed to stimulate mental health debate

A University of Dundee student is using real-life experiences from an Austrian psychiatric art centre to raise awareness of mental illness at one of Scotland’s most important historical sites. Drew Walker, a PhD student at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, is utilising the stories of artist-patients at the Maria Gugging Psychiatric Clinic as part of Falling UP 4.0, a combination of soundscapes and projection being showcased at Dunfermline Abbey Church in Fife. Residents at Gugging, near Vienna, have contributed short sound clips detailing their own ideas on sanctuary as part of t...

Church transformed to stimulate mental health debate

18 Apr 2018

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’

Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified an enzyme critical for cell division that could potentially be targeted to tip tumours ‘over the edge’ into remission. A team led by Professor Paul Clarke and Dr Adrian Saurin, from the University’s School of Medicine, discovered that the enzyme USP9X controls the proper timing of cell division, the process that makes new cells during the growth and repair of tissues. When a cell divides it faces the difficult task of separating its duplicated DNA perfectly into two new daughter cells that are genetically identical. Our cells have ...

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’

17 Apr 2018

Claire takes on 23-mile challenge in memory of mum

A University of Dundee student whose parents were both struck with multiple sclerosis (MS) during her childhood will undertake a 23-mile Kiltwalk this month in an effort to ease the burden for others affected by the illness. Third-year geography student Claire Boyle will take on the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in memory of her mother, Margaret Theresa Kane, who unexpectedly passed away in 2016. Claire will join more than a thousand other KiltWalkers, including her sister Louise Boyle and friend Jen MacPhail, as she raises money for the MS Society. She said, “Growing up with my mum being diagnose...

Claire takes on 23-mile challenge in memory of mum

17 Apr 2018

Nursing fair to prescribe career opportunities

Nursing and healthcare providers will gather in Dundee next week for one of the sector’s biggest recruitment fairs.   Student and graduate nurses alike will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with employers to help them find a home for their newly-acquired skills. NHS Trusts, residential care operators and specialised providers will all be in attendance for the fair, hosted by the University of Dundee. The event takes place in the Bonar Hall, Park Place, on Wednesday 25 April from 11am – 2pm. NHS Tayside, NHS Fife, NHS Lothian, Abbotsford Care and the Army Medical Services are just...

Nursing fair to prescribe career opportunities

16 Apr 2018

Medical students land out of this world experience

Image courtesy of the European Space Agency Two students from the University of Dundee are now considering careers in space medicine after trying their hand at interstellar internships with the European Space Agency (ESA). Fifth-year medical students Amir Fathi and Neil Tan sampled space food, helped plan future space exploration projects and had one-on-one meetings with experts such as British astronaut Tim Peake during their eight weeks with the ESA at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. Amir, from London, said, “Speaking with Tim Peake about his time on the International Space Stati...

Medical students land out of this world experience