25 May 2016

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer available to patients in Punjab. With a consistently high number of cervical cancer deaths and no national screening programme in place, his elective explored the willingness Punjabi women have to undergo screening. He a...

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work

25 May 2016

Graduate theatrical artwork on display.

Posters by leading art and design graduates are now on display alongside the University of Dundee’s current crop of students, who are exhibiting at this year’s Degree Show. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design has unearthed a number of Dundee Rep posters from its archives. They were designed by former Graphic Design students, dating back to the mid-60s and early 70s. The exhibition has been curated by former Lecturer in Graphic Design Gordon Robertson. Many of the posters are uncredited, but one has been identified as being designed by Albert Watson OBE, who has since become a world ...

Graduate theatrical artwork on display.

24 May 2016

Tuberculosis drug may also target visceral leishmaniasis

A drug that has already been approved for treatment of tuberculosis could also be a powerful tool to combat another of the developing world’s major diseases, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and 48,000 deaths annually. The vast majority of cases are seen in six countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan. There are no vaccines available and current drug treatments all have serious limitations such as prolonged administration (mainly by injection), high...

Tuberculosis drug may also target visceral leishmaniasis

24 May 2016

Former Lord Provost to discuss George Bush snub in new book

Former Lord Provost John Letford turned down a meeting with the most powerful man in the free world to honour a scheduled visit to steel workers in Baltimore – just one of the many revelations contained in the autobiography he is launching at the University of Dundee this week. Mr Letford will talk about his life of public service and the sometimes unsavoury side of local politics when he discusses ‘Fae the Boatyaird to Buckingham Palace’ at the University’s D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre on Thursday, 26th May. As Dundee’s Lord Provost from 2001 until 2012, Mr Letford w...

Former Lord Provost to discuss George Bush snub in new book

24 May 2016

Beautiful jewellery to provoke debate on climate change

A University of Dundee student has combined her passion for the environment, love of experimentation and metalwork skills to produce stunning rings and other items of jewellery that highlight the issue of rising sea temperatures. Chloe Lewis says she has always been drawn to polar icecaps and the layers of frozen water that form into frost flowers - exquisite patterns that resemble delicate blooms. During her time on the Jewellery & Metal Design programme she began thinking about ways she could communicate the issue of global warming and, in particular, the risks it poses to the Arctic region she sees ...

Beautiful jewellery to provoke debate on climate change