16 Sep 2019

Don’t make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

We all know that food shopping when hungry is a bad idea but new research from the University of Dundee suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach. The study, carried out by Dr Benjamin Vincent from the University’s Psychology department, found that hunger significantly altered people’s decision-making, making them impatient and more likely to settle for a small reward that arrives sooner than a larger one promised at a later date. Participants in an experiment designed by Dr Vincent were asked questions relating to foo...

Don’t make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

16 Sep 2019

University to host record-breaking recruitment fair

A record number of the country’s leading law firms will be at the University of Dundee this week to attract the next generation of top legal talent. Around 40 prospective employers will be on campus on Thursday 19 September for one of Scotland’s largest legal recruitment fairs. Capitalising on Dundee’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading institutions for studying Law, the event has attracted more companies than ever before as they compete for the brightest new minds in the sector. The fair will also give Law graduates and students the opportunity to put potential employers in the ...

University to host record-breaking recruitment fair

12 Sep 2019

‘Forgotten cancer’ to be tackled by Dundee scientists

The University of Dundee is to lead new research into a ‘forgotten cancer’ related to lifestyle and deprivation which Scots are more likely to be diagnosed with than almost any other group in the world. Russell Petty, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University’s School of Medicine, has received £300,000 from the Chief Scientist Office to try and overcome resistance to treatment experienced by oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients. The problem of resistance is so serious that 60% of people die within a year of being diagnosed and only around 15% of patients are cur...

‘Forgotten cancer’ to be tackled by Dundee scientists

12 Sep 2019

BBC Watchdog Live showcases University smoke alarm research

University of Dundee research showing that most children are likely to sleep through standard smoke alarms will feature in tonight’s episode of BBC One’s flagship consumer rights series Watchdog Live. The research, undertaken in collaboration with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue services, showed that children respond to different tones and frequencies of alarm than adults, and that boys and girls are wakened by a different combination of sounds. Only 28% of children in the study woke to the standard alarm, while an alarm tested using a lower frequency sound combined with a voice recording woke over ...

BBC Watchdog Live showcases University smoke alarm research

11 Sep 2019

Teeth can tell the tales of our lives

Despite being the toughest part of the human body, our teeth are etched with the history of our habits, says a University of Dundee expert. Dr Scheila Mânica from the University’s School of Dentistry says that teeth are a living tableau of our lives and can, with the right skills, reveal some of our darkest secrets. A forensic odontologist with 15 years expertise in identifying the dead from their teeth, Dr Mânica will discuss her work at the next Café Science, a free informal talk open to the public. Those looking to brush up on their crime-solving skills and find out more about t...

Teeth can tell the tales of our lives