11 Jun 2018

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving patient outcomes, according to a new University of Dundee study. Dr John Foerster and colleagues from the University’s School of Medicine found the annual per-patient cost of filtered UV light treatment, known as phototherapy, to be around £250. This is one-sixth of the cost attributed to phototherapy by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a fraction of the estimated £7-12,000 annual cost of injectable biologic therapies....

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

11 Jun 2018

Hope arrives on campus

A striking new sculpture has been unveiled on University of Dundee’s city campus - Hope, a large black dog from the leading UK mental health charity SANE. The 3ft fibreglass statue, part of SANE’s successful Black Dog campaign, now stands at the heart of the city campus to remind students and staff about the importance of talking about mental health. Dr Shirley Hill, Head of Disability Services, said, “We believe Hope’s presence will help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage members of the public and the University community to seek help early. “The Un...

Hope arrives on campus

9 Jun 2018

CBE for Professor Bob Steele

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Steele holds a Chair in Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening, which plays a vital role in detecting the disease in its earliest stages and increasing survival rates. His main interest is colorectal cancer and he is Director of the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme, having acted as clinical l...

CBE for Professor Bob Steele

8 Jun 2018

Fundraiser’s visit inspires Dundee researchers

A charity trekker whose husband’s life was cut short by Parkinson’s disease has been hailed as an inspiration by University of Dundee researchers developing treatments for the condition. Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of Life Sciences on Friday as she continues her 200-mile fundraising walk along Scotland’s coastline. The initiative, taking in seaside stretches from Leven in Fife to Cape Wrath in Sutherland, has already raised more than £8,500 for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the charity focused on funding research with the potential to cure Parkinson&rsqu...

Fundraiser’s visit inspires Dundee researchers

8 Jun 2018

MOOC aims to improve video game experience

The University of Dundee has launched a new online course to help video games companies use the vast amount of data collected from users to enhance the gaming experience and increase profits. Most of the data generated by companies is disregarded despite its value to the gaming industry. This is due to a lack of expertise in storing and analysing data effectively in order to gain insights into gamers’ actions and behaviours. The University’s Computing department is seeking to fill this knowledge gap with a new course, launched on the FutureLearn platform that enables millions of people around t...

MOOC aims to improve video game experience