7 Feb 2018

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost

Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019. “This is another important step to firmly establishing Dundee as an international centre for cereal re...

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost

7 Feb 2018

Get to the heart of the matter this Valentine’s Day

February 14 may be the most romantic day of the year, but as metaphorical hearts swell with love this Valentine’s Day a real one will be dissected in the name of science. Members of the public, including couples looking for an alternative way to spend Valentine’s, are invited to attend an animal heart dissection conducted by an expert from the University of Dundee at the city’s Malmaison Hotel from 6-8pm on Wednesday 14 February. Claire Cunningham, Mortuary Technician at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), will conduct the dissection to allow people to find out more a...

Get to the heart of the matter this Valentine’s Day

6 Feb 2018

Ageing immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase

Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests ageing immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women This epidemiological research could have major implications for global fight against cancer if borne out by further studies The key to cancer prevention may lie in the immune system rather than genetic mutations, the current focus of most anti-cancer efforts across the world, according to a major new study carried out at the University of Dundee. Eight million people die ...

Ageing immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase

5 Feb 2018

Paint with your eyes, talk with your knees

Can you paint with your eyes? Can you talk with your knee? How can computer vision help us to communicate? Experts from the University of Dundee will help answer these questions on February 10 at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the museum’s Science Saturdays programme. The University is among the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties. In helping develop new tools and technologies, researchers are addressing some of the basic challenges of communication. “Our work l...

Paint with your eyes, talk with your knees

5 Feb 2018

‘Myth-busting the Generational Divide’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6 February

The University of Dundee’s Dr Beverley Searle will examine the evidence for and against an economic generational divide at the latest Dundee Arts Café event tomorrow. The idea of a divide, where one generation is pitched against another, has emerged in the media and policy discussions. A popular argument is that Baby Boomers, who have benefited most from public welfare and economic prosperity, should now be giving some of their gains back to help younger generations, particularly Millennials. But is this generational divide a reality or a political smoke screen that emerges during times of eco...

‘Myth-busting the Generational Divide’ – Dundee Arts Café on 6 February