29 Nov 2018

A Bollywood dance a day might keep diabetes away

In a novel twist, school-children from Madras College in Fife will help researchers from Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in Chennai, India and researchers at the University of Dundee to see if high-intensity interval training (HIIT) Bollywood dancing can hit the spot in a global effort to reduce the number of teenagers and young adults with type 2 diabetes in India. More than 20 pupils from Madras College in St Andrews will join Bollywood choreographer Mr B Santosh, who has been working in the film industry in southern India for over five years, as well as researchers from Chennai and Dundee to develop...

A Bollywood dance a day might keep diabetes away

29 Nov 2018

Official memorial significantly underestimates number of war dead

The number of staff, students and alumni of University College, Dundee who died during World War I may be more than double the number previously thought, according to new research from the University of Dundee. While the official war memorial recorded 37 staff, students and alumni who died, Dr Kenneth Baxter has discovered that far more than that number lost their lives. University College was the forerunner of the University, where Dr Baxter works as an archivist. The revelations came in Tayside at War, a new book published by Abertay Historical Society. Dr Baxter, President of the Society, is one of nine...

Official memorial significantly underestimates number of war dead

28 Nov 2018

Charities challenge students to support social justice

Big-hearted University of Dundee students can transform the lives of some of the city’s most disadvantaged people, the leader of a local charity has said. Helen Hampton, a Senior Young People’s Support Worker with the Dundee and Angus branch of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC), is urging students to sign up for the University’s Social Justice Challenge. The event will match groups of students with local charities and community groups, prompting them to use their academic skills to develop solutions to day-to-day problems faced by their paired organisation. Dozens of...

Charities challenge students to support social justice

28 Nov 2018

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The quest of researchers at the University of Dundee to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers say the $900,000-plus award will enable significant progress to be made over the next two years in the discovery and development of the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug. The University of Dundee is uniquely positioned to pursue this project. It combines the internationally recognised expertise in male fertility research in the School of Medicine with world-class robotic high-throughput imaging facilities at the Natio...

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

26 Nov 2018

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

One of Scotland’s leading philanthropists hopes to harness the Christmas spirit to mobilise Dundonians in the fight against homelessness. Josh Littlejohn will highlight the local impact that supporting national campaigns can have in eliminating rough sleeping at this year’s Dundee Christmas Lecture, a partnership event between the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council. The founder of the not-for-profit café chain Social Bite has helped to raise more than £7 million as part of his mission to eradicate the issue in Scotland, and will be hosting ‘Together We Can End Homel...

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness