10 Jul 2018

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

Air pollution has been clearly linked to spikes in breathing problem-related admissions to hospitals and visits to GPs in a research project conducted at the University of Dundee. Researchers studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched it to medical records of 450 patients who suffer from bronchiectasis, a long-term chronic condition similar to COPD which can cause a persistent cough and breathlessness as well as frequent chest infections. “When we looked at these two sets of data side-by-side the links between the periods when air po...

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

6 Jul 2018

All BASES covered as Dundee universities win conference bid

Dundee’s two universities are in a league of their own after being selected to co-host a major sports symposium. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) has selected a joint bid from the University of Dundee and Abertay University to stage its annual student conference in 2019. The event is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the city, with Dr Audrey Duncan, Sport and Exercise Science Manager at the University of Dundee’s Institute of Sport and Exercise, saying, “The BASES Student Conference is one of the foremost events in Britain’s sport and exercise...

All BASES covered as Dundee universities win conference bid

4 Jul 2018

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance

Two University of Dundee graduates have had their business careers kick-started after winning a national sports design competition. Jamie Spratt and Ronan Joy have both been named as winners in this year’s Sporting Chance Sports Innovation Challenge, securing a share of a £15,000 prize fund. The pair will also receive 12 months of support and office space from the Stirling-based business incubator The Sport Hive after their respective designs impressed a panel of industry experts. Business Computing graduate Ronan Joy will now develop a concept sensor suit that maps the motion of rugby players ...

Graduates’ business goals given a Sporting Chance

3 Jul 2018

All ages to go ape for anatomy

Some of science’s more intriguing mysteries, such as humans’ genetic link to Bonobos and the journey of our digestive system, will be brought to life this Saturday for a one-off special event. Organised by University of Dundee masters students Hannah Newey and Lissie Cowley, the free event invites members of the public to get hands-on with human and bonobo anatomy. ‘The Art of Anatomy’, which takes place at the Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 7 July between 10am – 4pm, will include interactive 3D models, a kid’s crafting station and scheduled talks from Anatomist Luke ...

All ages to go ape for anatomy

2 Jul 2018

Professor Andrew Atherton appointed Principal & Vice-Chancellor

The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Andrew Atherton as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Atherton is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Enterprise at Lancaster University and is an expert in SME policy and China. At Lancaster he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall academic development of the University, and oversees annual planning and major institutional projects. Ronnie Bowie, Chair of the University Court, said, “I am delighted we have been able to appoint Andrew as our new Principal after a very competitive and rigorous r...

Professor Andrew Atherton appointed Principal & Vice-Chancellor