15 Feb 2017

RSA New Contemporaries 2017

Graduate artists and architects from the University of Dundee will compete for prizes with a total value of more than £40,000 when an exhibition of Scotland’s emerging creative talents opens this week. The ninth annual New Contemporaries exhibition will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in Edinburgh from Saturday, 18th February. New Contemporaries is regarded as the most prestigious showcase for young artists in Scotland. Presenting work across a wide range of media, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see the best of Scotland’s emerging talent under one roof. T...

RSA New Contemporaries 2017

10 Feb 2017

‘Precision Medicine in Diabetes’ Café Science on 13th February

A University of Dundee professor will be discussing a potentially revolutionary change to diabetes treatment at the next Café Science event. Professor Ewan Pearson from the School of Medicine will be talking about precision medicine and how it could be used to treat the condition on Monday, 13th February at Avery & Co, Dundee. Precision medicine allows doctors and researchers to predict which treatments will work for each patient. It aims to reduce the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and treat patients based on their own characteristics, such as their genes and family history, with...

‘Precision Medicine in Diabetes’ Café Science on 13th February

9 Feb 2017

Design students look to the Waterfront for latest project

The changing face of Dundee’s waterfront is providing the inspiration for the next generation of designers at the University of Dundee. The second year Textile Design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have used the redevelopment of the city’s Waterfront to create designs that capture the creativity behind its transformation. They were asked to investigate the area and to produce drawings and photographs of the developments, including V&A Dundee and the new railway station. They used workshops to develop their techniques and to explore methods of experimentation....

Design students look to the Waterfront for latest project

9 Feb 2017

Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in hospitals

A major international review led by the University of Dundee’s Professor Peter Davey has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. The updated Cochrane Review published today concludes that guidelines and policies to pinpoint the patients in need of antibiotics have the greatest impact when doctors are supported to change their prescribing behaviour. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, but antibiotic resistance has become a major public health problem with some infections no longer treatable using currently available d...

Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in hospitals

6 Feb 2017

University honours newest graduates – 3000 miles away

The University of Dundee is celebrating the graduation of our latest round of successful students – in Kuwait. A ceremony in Kuwait has seen almost 50 new graduates handed their awards in Diabetes Care, Education and Management. The University has been delivering postgraduate education in Kuwait for five years, helping tackle the country’s chronic diabetes problem. It has been estimated that up to 1 in 4 of the adult population of Kuwait suffers from the disease, which equates to almost 700,000 people. The University of Dundee has been central to establishing world-leading standards of diabetes...

University honours newest graduates – 3000 miles away