20 Feb 2019

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight

The University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration including Alzheimer’s disease. Tau pathology occurs when the normal cellular protein, tau, misfolds and forms insoluble fibrils. It is found in the brains of sufferers of more than 20 different neurodegenerative diseases, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Tau pathy is increasingly thought to be an important driver of d...

Takeda collaboration to boost Alzheimer's fight

20 Feb 2019

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

The University of Dundee’s campus will experience a spike in visitors this weekend when a special anniversary celebration is served up for former members of its volleyball club now scattered across three continents. More than 60 alumni will return to their alma mater to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. A series of challenge matches featuring alumni and current members of the club will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 23 February before a meal, reception and ceilidh are held at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) that evening. The volleyball club was one of the foun...

Ace weekend on the cards for volleyball alumni

19 Feb 2019

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access

University of Dundee researchers are to explore how techniques used in board games can be used to help people with hearing difficulties participate in group environments. ‘Gamification’ describes the application of typical elements of game playing to other areas of activity. Researchers from the University’s Computing department will work with social enterprise company Ideas for Ears to investigate hearing access issues present within group conversation environments and how gamification may help address these. Eleven million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss and every person...

‘Gamification’ to help develop tools to assist in hearing access

19 Feb 2019

Lessons from forensics expert to be examined live

A forensic anthropologist who helped identify victims of the 9/11 terror attack on the Pentagon, will share his lessons from the field with members of the public next week when he comes to the University of Dundee. The internationally-renowned Bob Mann, a Professor of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Hawaii’s School of Medicine, will deliver his talk to the public on Thursday 28 February during a visit to Dundee. Professor Mann, who has written five books and more than 120 scientific publications, was the Deputy Scientific Director of the largest forensic skeletal identi...

Lessons from forensics expert to be examined live

18 Feb 2019

New fund to help more University athletes meet their goals

The starting gun has been fired on a new initiative to help more University of Dundee athletes go for glory. The Sports Union Alumni Fund has been launched with the aim of purchasing new equipment that will improve performance and increase participation and accessibility among students. The project gives Dundee graduates, members of the public, and businesses the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of University sports clubs to help fulfil the athletic ambitions of every student. Mark Beaumont, University Rector and ultra-endurance cyclist, said that he fully supported the new fund, sa...

New fund to help more University athletes meet their goals