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

28 Mar 2017

New project to get cancer survivors back into work

A new project to get people back into work following a cancer diagnosis is being launched at the University of Dundee. The University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise will be starting the Working and Cancer Dundee project which will offer 1-to-1 exercise sessions to support people on their return to work after cancer.  Each programme will be designed around their needs and offer flexibility to suit their working hours. Programme co-ordinator Hazel Ednie said, “There is strong evidence that exercise can help reduce fatigue, which is a common side effect of cancer treatment. It ca...

New project to get cancer survivors back into work

27 Mar 2017

Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life

Dozens of fascinating digital 3D models are shedding new light on specimens held at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Museum while enhancing the learning of anatomy students around the world.  State-of-the-art scanning and design techniques have been deployed to digitise prairie dogs, puffer fish and giant tortoises as well as the skulls of elephants, rhinoceroses and other items from the collection of D’Arcy Thompson, Dundee’s celebrated first Professor of Biology. The resulting 3D models are hosted online and are available for viewing and downloading worldwide under ...

Virtual museum brings extinct species back to life

27 Mar 2017

Innovate UK grant to boost discovery of new antibacterial drugs

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over 10 million deaths by 2050, more than deaths from cancer or deaths from diabetes, road traffic accidents and cholera combined. A crucial part of the solution is to find new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and replace existing treatments which have become ineffective, often through overuse. Now the University of Dundee – one of the UK’s leading universities for b...

Innovate UK grant to boost discovery of new antibacterial drugs

23 Mar 2017

Dundee’s student experience climbs in rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 15th in the UK, a rise of six places, in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey. The survey asks students at 122 UK institutions to rate their experience across eight areas – academic experience, university facilities, societal experience, student welfare, accommodation, industry connections, security and students’ union. Students were also asked how likely they were to recommend their university to a friend. Dundee University Students’ Union (DUSA) was ranked top in Scotland (6th overall) while the University was ranked ...

Dundee’s student experience climbs in rankings