20 Jul 2017

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular `energy sensor’

A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of `energy sensor’ in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative `fuels’. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high. The research focused on the activity of a protein called AMPK. Professor Grahame Hardie, of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, first identified AMPK in the 1990s...

Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular `energy sensor’

19 Jul 2017

'Delivering Diversity' report challenges UK business

British businesses must break their "silence" on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and co-authored by researchers at Universities including Dundee and St Andrews. Sponsored by the CMI and BAM, Delivering Diversity, highlights the everyday challenges facing BAME managers, how BAME issues are represented and managed by FTSE companies, and the recommendations the research team identified as the main policy changes to be made by co...

'Delivering Diversity' report challenges UK business

18 Jul 2017

Royal Society awards Francis Crick Medal and Lecture to Dundee researcher

Dr Miratul Muqit, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the prestigious Francis Crick Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society in recognition of discoveries that have led to better understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s disease. Dr Miratul Muqit is a Consultant Neurologist and researcher at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University. He is the first practicing clinician to receive the Crick Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in biological sciences. Francis Crick was one of the most significant scientists in the past century, working with James...

Royal Society awards Francis Crick Medal and Lecture to Dundee researcher

14 Jul 2017

£7m to establish Scotland-India partnership to tackle diabetes

The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes Outcomes Research project will see Dundee’s world leading expertise in the use of medical records to deliver improved care in diabetes `twinned’ with the large patient data set (covering over 400,000 Indian diabetic patients) collected by Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres, the largest clinical network of diabetes care i...

£7m to establish Scotland-India partnership to tackle diabetes

1 Jul 2017

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth. Working with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, they have developed the Active Vertex Model (AVM), a new computational model that allows scientists to examine in greater depth than ever before how cells move in a variety of biological processes. Epithelial tissues, such as the skin or lining of the internal organs, act as barriers to the environment. To form an effective barrier, cells in epitheli...

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation