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

5 Dec 2016

Scots sporting heroes in Christmas conversation

Elite-level Scottish athletes and feats of human endurance will be under discussion when record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont and Dr Niall Elliott, Team GB’s Chief Medical Officer for Rio 2016 will share a stage to present Dundee’s annual Christmas Lecture. Mark Beaumont, Rector of the University, and Dr Elliott, Head of Sports Medicine at the sportscotland Institute of Sport and recent honorary graduate of the institution will share insights into what it means to be a sports medic at elite sporting competitions and an ultra-endurance athlete at the top of their careers. Dr Elliott s...

Scots sporting heroes in Christmas conversation

5 Dec 2016

Video art examines identity and self-determination

The work of 12 women artists and collectives that have addressed questions of identity and self-determination will be screened at the University of Dundee’s Centrespace gallery this week. ‘Self/Portraits: Relating Narratives’ takes place at 5.30pm on Friday, 9th December and has been curated by Laura Leuzzi, Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou as part of the European Women’s Video Art research project at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. The screening weaves together the visual narratives of female artists whose work confronts social and politi...

Video art examines identity and self-determination