15 Mar 2017

Two Night Stands exhibition opens in Dundee

The sequel to a popular art installation will begin at the University of Dundee this week, two decades after the original. ‘Two Night Stands’ is a series of 2 day ‘happenings’ featuring local and national artists. It will take place at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design’s Cooper Gallery from Friday, 17th March. The gallery will be occupied by a number of artists, including acclaimed Scottish artist Ross Sinclair, emerging British artist Natalie Wardle and collaborative printmakers Dundee Print Collective. In 1997 ‘One Night Stands’&n...

Two Night Stands exhibition opens in Dundee

13 Mar 2017

A kiss of death to drug the 'undruggable'

Scientists at the University of Dundee have reported a major breakthrough in targeting the causes of many diseases, using a 'kiss of death' to destroy proteins which had previously been regarded as 'undruggable'. Much is known about proteins such as Ras and Myc, which are known to be culpable in human cancer, and Huntingtin, which causes Huntingdon's disease, but as yet they have proved stubbornly resistant to efforts to find ways of tackling them with drugs. Now researchers led by Professor Alessio Ciulli in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee have found a way of targeting similar proteins, using a smal...

A kiss of death to drug the 'undruggable'

10 Mar 2017

Young scientists to present research at House of Commons

Two young researchers from the University of Dundee have been selected to present their work at the House of Commons. Mohapradeep Mohan from the School of Medicine will discuss how to treat cardiovascular diseases with the world’s most common diabetes drug metformin, while PhD student Vasiliki Bitsouni will present her findings on mathematical modelling of cancer invasion. The pair are among young researchers from across the UK who will share their work with a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges at the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Britain event on Monday, 13...

Young scientists to present research at House of Commons

10 Mar 2017

'Scottish Politics in Brexit Britain'– Dundee Arts Cafe on March 14th.

This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at Brexit and its impact on Scottish politics. Professor Paul Cairney, from the University of Stirling, specialises in British politics and will talk about the possibilities that Brexit might bring when he appears at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 14th March. Professor Cairney said, “Brexit has prompted major interest in the prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence. The result of that vote will depend more on the stories of each campaign than an 'evidence-based' assessment of the likely im...

'Scottish Politics in Brexit Britain'– Dundee Arts Cafe on March 14th.

10 Mar 2017

‘Breastfeeding – What Has That Got To Do With Science?’ Café Science on 13th March

A University of Dundee expert will explore the science behind breastfeeding at the next Café Science event. The introduction of milk substitutes has led to a huge decline in breastfeeding rates worldwide. This has resulted in heated debates about public health, nutrition, attachment, sexuality and choice. Professor Mary Renfrew, from University’s the School of Nursing & Midwifery will be at Avery & Co on Monday, 13th March to talk about these issues. Professor Renfrew said, “Babies have been breastfed since the dawn of the human race. However, since the early 20th Century artific...

‘Breastfeeding – What Has That Got To Do With Science?’ Café Science on 13th March