6 Oct 2016

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases ageing process by decades.

Researchers have discovered that a common lung condition can accelerate the ageing process by decades. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an inflammation of the airways, leading to damage of the lung’s air sacs. It is most commonly caused by heavy smoking. The collaborative study, involving the universities of Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and GSK R&D on behalf of the ECLIPSE study investigators, measured a breakdown of elastin, a protein responsible for the elasticity of many tissues like the lungs, arteries and skin. The loss of elastin fibres can compromise the structure ...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases ageing process by decades.

5 Oct 2016

Dundee and Edinburgh researchers given major award to crack the secrets of bacterial biofilms.

A team of researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have received over £2.5 million of funding to find out more about bacteria biofilms. Bacteria protect themselves by forming biofilms, where they are surrounded in an extracellular glue like substance called the biofilm matrix. The team, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), will be working to find out how this matrix is formed with the aim of being able to infiltrate both helpful and harmful biofilms. Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, from the University of Dundee, will lead the team working ...

Dundee and Edinburgh researchers given major award to crack the secrets of bacterial biofilms.

5 Oct 2016

Study shows celecoxib as safe as other prescribed NSAIDs

Study of over 7000 patients finds low rate of cardiovascular problems For patients with arthritis pain and no history of heart attack or stroke, medicines `acceptably safe’ A large-scale international study of thousands of arthritis patents has found the risks arising from prescribed use of some of the most common pain killers are relatively low, offering reassurance to doctors and patients. The SCOT study (Standard care versus Celecoxib Outcome Trial), which is published today in the European Heart Journal, set out to examine the comparative safety of treating arthritis either with commonly used n...

Study shows celecoxib as safe as other prescribed NSAIDs

2 Oct 2016

‘Memories of Food in Dundee’– Dundee Arts Cafe on October 4th.

Years of memories of food in Dundee, from favourite cafes to home cooked meals, have informed the next Dundee Arts Café talk, which takes place this week. Pensioners from across the city shared their food memories with Jackie Malcolm, from the University of Dundee, who has then used them to explore how food forms an important part of our culture and environment and our recollection of it. Jackie will talk about her latest research project at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on October 4th. She has been talking to elderly people living in sheltered accommodation in Dundee and asking...

‘Memories of Food in Dundee’– Dundee Arts Cafe on October 4th.

29 Sep 2016

All-woman shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize

The final three novels in contention for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize have been announced. The Margins by Jessica Thummel, Shadow Jumping by Margaret Ries and London Clay by Amy Spencer will compete for the prestigious award, which includes a publishing deal with Freight Books, a £5000 cash prize and protected writing time in Dundee. Jessica, Margaret and Amy’s novels will now go before this year’s judging panel, which consists of broadcaster Shereen Nanjiani, poet Ian McMillan, critic Hannah McGill and publisher Adrian Searle The winner will be an...

All-woman shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize