9 Sep 2016

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

The University of Dundee and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) have partnered to develop a simple and effective device that tests for a cattle disease that is endemic in 40 African countries and accounts for up to a 50 percent loss in milk and meat production in the continent. The device, less than 3 inches long and similar in format to a pregnancy test, can identify within 30 minutes whether or not an animal is infected with the parasite Trypanosoma vivax from a single drop of blood. The simple device does not require electricity or any additional equipment, factors tha...

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

8 Sep 2016

Peppa Pig and Principal open expanded University Nursery

The University of Dundee Nursery will open its doors to more children than ever, following an unveiling by Professor Sir Pete Downes and his friends, Peppa Pig, Olaf and a Paw Patrol Puppy today. The newly expanded nursery will now accommodate infants from birth as well as pre-school children up to 5 years.                                                                                       &nb...

Peppa Pig and Principal open expanded University Nursery

8 Sep 2016

‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ – Café Science 12th September

A University of Dundee lecturer will be discussing the sometimes controversial world of stem cell research at this month’s Café Science. ‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ will see Dr Marios Stavridis talk about stem cells on Monday, 12th September. He will explore the basic biology behind stems cells and will provide an insight on the current challenges facing the field of regenerative medicine. Dr Stavridis said, “There is a lot of excitement surrounding stem cell research right now, as basic science moves to clinical application. “Stem cells are the basis of some ...

‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ – Café Science 12th September

7 Sep 2016

Railway platform gallery coming to University of Dundee’s Centrespace Gallery.

An artist-led project space which is enjoyed daily by London commuters at Hackney Downs Train Station is making its way to Dundee   The group Banner Repeater will be hosting an exhibition at the University of Dundee’s Centrespace Gallery from Friday, 9th September.   They are dedicated to developing critical art through exhibitions, talks, performances and publishing, which is distributed directly into the hands of commuters travelling through the city of London.   In the exhibition ‘Publishing as Process’, Banner Repeater’s publications will be exhibited alongside a ...

Railway platform gallery coming to University of Dundee’s Centrespace Gallery.

5 Sep 2016

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory – an EU-wide 'citizen science' project for family farmers, gardeners and growers   Join the GROW team – see job opportunities, deadline 30 September The GROW Observatory (GROW) is a massive, European-wide project aiming to involve tens of thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ to make a vital contribution to global environmental monitoring and to empower family farmers, gardeners and growers with knowledge on sustainable practices. Together they will solve key challenge for environmental monitoring – the ability to measure soi...

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory