14 Dec 2016

New study testing the delivery of the best asthma treatment based on genetics

A study by researchers from across the UK is aiming to discover whether treating asthmatic children according to their genetic status can improve their quality of life by reducing hospitalisations, missed school days and other problems caused by the disease. Previous studies have shown that 100,000 young people are routinely prescribed an asthma controller medication called salmeterol, which can offer little benefit to some of them. Young volunteers are now being sought for the Personalised Medicine for Asthma Control (PACT) study developed by researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), toget...

New study testing the delivery of the best asthma treatment based on genetics

14 Dec 2016

Shanghai showcase for Scottish video art

The second phase of a major Chinese showcase of Scotland’s internationally renowned contemporary art scene, led by the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery, opens this weekend. Phase Two of ‘CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland’ opens at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum on Saturday, 17th December. It takes place during the Shanghai Biennial, the biggest arts event of its kind in Asia which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. CURRENT comprises exhibitions and other events featuring more than 50 artists over a two-year period and is co-curat...

Shanghai showcase for Scottish video art

12 Dec 2016

‘Innovation’ – 12th Annual Culture Day

Innovation and how it impacts on our daily lives – from the works of Pythagoras and HG Wells, to the weather and cinema – will be explored at the University of Dundee’s 12th annual Culture Day next week. The Culture Day presents a wide ranging series of talks from scientists, historians, curators and others, all examining this year’s theme of `Innovation’. The event takes place in the University Tower Building on Wednesday 14th December and is open to students, staff and the public. Organised by the University’s Culture and Arts Committee, the Culture Day has proved popu...

‘Innovation’ – 12th Annual Culture Day

9 Dec 2016

Blood test points to much earlier detection of lung cancer

A new blood test has been developed that can accurately detect antibodies to lung cancer cells at an early stage, potentially up to five years before traditional scans show any damage. The early results of the largest ever randomised trial for lung cancer screening using the blood test in a population of approximately 12,000 high risk participants, are presented at the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Winter Meeting today (Friday 9th December 2016). The research is a collaboration between NHS Health Boards in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire and Tayside, the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, N...

Blood test points to much earlier detection of lung cancer

7 Dec 2016

£13.6 million to establish new Wellcome Research Centre

The University of Dundee has been awarded £13.6 million by Wellcome to establish a new research centre to tackle some of the world’s most devastating diseases. The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) builds on world-leading work at the University’s School of Life Sciences to find new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis. These are diseases which affect millions of people and cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. They disproportionately affect the poor and cost developing economies billions of dollars. &ldquo...

£13.6 million to establish new Wellcome Research Centre