14 Jan 2019

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

If the UK’s tallest building was built on top of its tallest mountain then the resulting structure would still be dwarfed by a ‘tower of tablet’ that has raised more than £75,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2018, she raised over £7,400, bringing her total to £75,490. Fiona will hand over a cheque for the money raised last year at the Clinical Research Centre, Ninewel...

Tablet towers over Ben Nevis + 2 x Shard to raise cancer research funds

11 Jan 2019

Former rector hails Dundee academics

University of Dundee academics whose ground-breaking work transform lives around the world have been hailed by former Rector Stephen Fry. The actor, broadcaster, comedian and writer praised the winners of this year’s Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research at a presentation ceremony at the University on Friday. Designed to celebrate the sharing of the world-class research carried out at Dundee, the accolades highlight the project and individual deemed to have made the greatest contribution to public engagement over the past year. The winner of the Public Engagement Projec...

Former rector hails Dundee academics

11 Jan 2019

Sport science conference to energise city economy

Cash registers throughout Dundee can expect a workout when the city’s two universities host a major sport and exercise science conference. More than £250,000 is expected to be generated for the local economy when the University of Dundee and Abertay University co-host the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) annual student conference in April. An estimated 250 delegates from across the UK are expected to attend the two-day event, with Dr Audrey Duncan, Sport and Exercise Science Manager at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, saying, “It ...

Sport science conference to energise city economy

11 Jan 2019

High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases

People who eat higher levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have lower rates of non-communicable diseases compared with people who eat lesser amounts, while links for low glycaemic load and low glycaemic index diets are less clear. Observational studies and clinical trials conducted over nearly 40 years reveal the health benefits of eating at least 25g to 29g or more of dietary fibre a day, according to a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in The Lancet. The results suggest a 15-30% decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality when comparing people who eat the high...

High intake of dietary fibre and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases

10 Jan 2019

Surgical robot signals new age of medical training in Scotland

Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) has taken delivery of a leading-edge surgical robot. DIHS, a medical education centre formed by the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and industry partners Medtronic, are developing the first training programme for robotic-assisted surgery in Scotland. Surgical robots are used to carry out operations across four health boards in Scotland, but surgeons must travel to England or overseas to be trained in their use. The installation of the £1.7 million da Vinci robot at DIHS is the first step towards a full robotic training centre being established north...

Surgical robot signals new age of medical training in Scotland