3 Mar 2017

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities

A partnership between the University of Dundee and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been awarded the highest grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Findings from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) have resulted in an increased understanding of and commitment to delivering a better service to SSEN’s most vulnerable customers in the north of Scotland and central southern England. Dr. Edward Hall, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University, sai...

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities

2 Mar 2017

‘The Mighty Women of Science’ – 4th March

A book aimed at getting young people to think about a career in science will be the focus of the next Saturday Evening Lecture at the University of Dundee. ‘The Mighty Women of Science’, written by Clare Forrest, is an A-Z of some well-known and some not so well-known women who have and continue to change the world of science.  Clare will be at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 4th March to talk about the book, alongside the book’s editor and researcher, Fiona Gordon. It will be chaired by Dundee Creative Writing graduate Zoe Vendito...

‘The Mighty Women of Science’ – 4th March

2 Mar 2017

Women in Science Festival’s Family Fun Day

A Family Fun Day jam-packed with exciting science experiments is being held at Charleston Community Centre this weekend. The free event opens at 10am on Sunday, 5th March and takes place as part of this year’s Women in Science Festival, which is organised by the University of Dundee. There will be lots of exciting hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Families will get the chance to find out more about forensic science and how it is used to help solve crimes. Visitors will learn about sports science and discover weird and wonderful facts about plants. There will also be interactive storytelling ...

Women in Science Festival’s Family Fun Day

1 Mar 2017

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!

The University of Dundee is looking for older people to help with a clinical trial to improve muscle function in older people. The UK-wide trial is testing whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength. The research team at the University aims to recruit 30 people aged 70 and over, contributing to a total of 450 participants across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy powder. All the participants wil...

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!

1 Mar 2017

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

A new research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded almost £2million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. The researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in Scotland, England and Wales on the four-year Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health (BRIGHT) initiative. BRIGHT, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will investigate whether a classroom-based lesson about dental health followed by a series of text messages could increase how often and how well children aged 11-16...

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health