7 Dec 2018

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences. Platinum Informatics has built upon software created fo...

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

28 Nov 2018

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The quest of researchers at the University of Dundee to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers say the $900,000-plus award will enable significant progress to be made over the next two years in the discovery and development of the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug. The University of Dundee is uniquely positioned to pursue this project. It combines the internationally recognised expertise in male fertility research in the School of Medicine with world-class robotic high-throughput imaging facilities at the Natio...

Male contraceptive quest boosted by funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

21 Nov 2018

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

Antioxidants could help to reduce the cognitive impairment that diabetes patients experience as a result of low blood sugar levels, according to new research carried out at the University of Dundee. Repeated episodes of low blood sugar leads to cognitive difficulty for patients with diabetes but the study, led by Dr Alison McNeilly from the University’s School of Medicine, suggests that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice reduces these impairments. This raises the possibility of one day being able to improve the quality of life of diabetics. Dr McNeilly will present her research at the Society f...

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes

19 Nov 2018

Megan hopes comic will help others deal with grief

Inspired by the memory of her beloved father, University of Dundee PhD student Megan Sinclair has created a new comic that explores bereavement while raising both awareness of heart disease and funds for vital medical research. Close to the Heart will be launched at a symposium at Dundee Comics Creative Space on Wednesday 21 November. The publication centres on the sudden death of Megan’s father, George, who suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep at the age of 53 in April 2014. She says the event turned her family and life upside down but her determination to do her father proud helped drive Mega...

Megan hopes comic will help others deal with grief

9 Nov 2018

Portable microwave tech used in treating skin lesions

A new method of using a Scottish company’s portable microwave technology to treat sun-damaged skin conditions is being tested by researchers at the University of Dundee. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people over 60 years old in the UK has at least one actinic keratosis (AK) lesion - the first appearance of a potential non-melanoma skin cancer. There is a small associated risk that the lesions could progress into a more dangerous form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Patients who have actinic keratoses are also more at risk of all types of skin cancer compared to someone of the same a...

Portable microwave tech used in treating skin lesions