5 Apr 2017

Colourful characters descend on Dundee for DeeCon

Superheroes, anime characters and video game stars will parade around the University of Dundee campus tomorrow ahead of the city’s largest annual geek-off, which takes place this weekend. Thousands of costumed characters are expected to descend upon Dundee this Saturday for a colourful display of ‘nerdiness’ at this year’s DeeCon, Dundee’s largest anime, animation and art convention. Organisers of the event will stage a dress rehearsal on Thursday, 6th April to promote the event. Featuring exclusive anime screenings and industry talks by former Disney FX animators, the team be...

Colourful characters descend on Dundee for DeeCon

5 Apr 2017

Dundee among world’s top young universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row. Dundee was placed 16th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the best performance of any UK institution and the same position it held in the equivalent poll last year. The result continues a run of rankings successes for the University. Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year by the Times/Sunday Times in each of the past two years and has appeared in the Top 200 of latest THE World U...

Dundee among world’s top young universities

4 Apr 2017

€1.7 million to fight autoimmune diseases

A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded €1.7 million to investigate the role that communication between cells plays in autoimmune diseases. Dr Ignacio Moraga, from the University’s School of Life Sciences, has received a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant to fund his research over the next five years. Dr Moraga and his team are studying immune response action in the hope of designing better medicines for conditions such as lupus, arthritis and other debilitating autoimmune diseases. “I am delighted to receive this funding from the ERC to allow me to furth...

€1.7 million to fight autoimmune diseases

30 Mar 2017

Trainers on tarmac to tackle Type 1 diabetes

University of Dundee dental student Rebecca Morris will take on one of the top international marathons next month when she runs in memory of childhood friend who lost their life as a result of Type 1 diabetes. The 21-year-old from Kirriemuir will be putting trainers to tarmac in this year's London Marathon to raise money for research into the disease. Rebecca will run in memory of Claire Taylor, who passed away at the age of 17 from undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes, a disease which is thought to affect 80,000 children across the world each year. Currently there is no way of preventing childhood diabetes in chil...

Trainers on tarmac to tackle Type 1 diabetes

28 Mar 2017

First steps toward male infertility treatment

Scientists from the University of Dundee believe they have taken the first steps towards developing drugs to treat infertile men. Infertility is a significant problem affecting tens of millions of couples worldwide, with around half of cases having a male factor either as a sole or contributory cause. It is known that asthenozoospermia (poor/dysfunctional sperm motility) is the commonest disorder in male infertility, yet there is no drug that men can currently take for it to improve the chances of conception. As such, couples who require assistance to conceive need to rely on clinical treatments such as In...

First steps toward male infertility treatment