18 Aug 2016

Martian to be autopsied as part of Being Human

An alien autopsy is among the events that will be taking place when the University of Dundee marks the 150th anniversary of H.G. Wells’ birth later this year. ‘H.G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear’ will celebrate his life and work as part of Being Human 2016, a national festival of the humanities. Being Human will see events take place at more than 70 universities and other organisations across the UK from 17th to 25th November, with Dundee serving as Scotland’s festival hub. Wells, who found fame as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and other stories, has come to be...

Martian to be autopsied as part of Being Human

17 Aug 2016

Record-breaking cultural exchange of Chinese and Dundee students

A record-breaking number of Chinese students have spent the summer learning at the University of Dundee. Over 120 students from 12 different Chinese institutions visited the City of Discovery in July and August participating in an educational and cultural programme designed to promote exchange and postgraduate studies. The Chinese students left for home after a short ‘graduation’ ceremony last week, celebrating their participation in learning as well as day trips across Scotland. They also found out about Dundee’s industrial heritage at Scotland’s Jute Museum, Verdant Works. During ...

Record-breaking cultural exchange of Chinese and Dundee students

15 Aug 2016

Minnie walks 96 miles for Breast Cancer Research

A 63-year-old breast cancer survivor has walked the West Highland Way in less than seven days to help ongoing breast cancer research at the University of Dundee.   Minnie Milne, from Dundee, raised £1,945 to support the advances into breast cancer imaging at the University, after being successfully treated for breast cancer herself at Ninewells Hospital last year. She said, “After I had breast cancer surgery last year, I was treated really well by everyone here. I was going to do the West Highland Way anyway and thought I should raise some money. “I had to think long and hard about w...

Minnie walks 96 miles for Breast Cancer Research

15 Aug 2016

Is this the face of the notorious Lord Darnley?

A University of Dundee Masters student has stepped back through the mists of time to recreate the face of one of the most notorious figures from Scotland’s history, solving an ancient mystery in the process. Emma Price (23) has recreated the face of Henry Stuart, better known as Lord Darnley, as part of her MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University. Her work will be one of the exhibits at this year’s Masters Show, which opens at Duncan of Jordanstone this weekend. Lord Darnley rose to infamy as the second husba...

Is this the face of the notorious Lord Darnley?

10 Aug 2016

Research supports targeting enzyme group to treat autoimmune diseases

New research from the University of Dundee has shown that targeting a specific group of enzymes could be a viable strategy for treating autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, which affect millions of people. Autoimmune diseases develop when the immune system, which defends the body against disease, is convinced that our healthy cells are foreign. As a result, the immune system then attacks the healthy cells. Researchers led by Dr Simon Arthur in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee examined the way that a drug called dimethylfumarate (DMF), which is licensed in the UK as Tecfidera, ...

Research supports targeting enzyme group to treat autoimmune diseases