10 Aug 2018

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

While nursing is increasingly viewed as a worthwhile and rewarding career for both men and women, the perception of nursing as an inherently female profession is still a barrier to more males entering nursing, according to a new report from researchers at Scottish universities. The Men in Nursing report was led by researchers at the University of Dundee and produced in conjunction with colleagues from Edinburgh, West of Scotland and Robert Gordon Universities. The report was commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland through the Scottish Collaboration for the Enhancement of Preā€Registration Nursing (SCEP...

Report explores ways of encouraging men into nursing

25 Jul 2018

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Research published in Nature on a new preclinical drug candidate targeting visceral leishmaniasis Discovery made by a strong collaboration between University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of thousands of people every year, mostly amongst the poorest in the world A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of th...

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

17 Jul 2018

Blood in stools may indicate range of chronic diseases

Faecal bleeding may be a marker of a range of chronic disease, including several cancers, previously thought to be unrelated, according to new research from the University of Dundee. The presence of blood in stools has long been associated with colorectal cancer. The new study, led by Professor Bob Steele of Dundee’s School of Medicine, has shown that patients who recorded a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT) were much more likely to die not only from colorectal cancer but also a range of other diseases. Professor Steele and his team looked at data for 134,000 patients who have participated in ...

Blood in stools may indicate range of chronic diseases

10 Jul 2018

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

Air pollution has been clearly linked to spikes in breathing problem-related admissions to hospitals and visits to GPs in a research project conducted at the University of Dundee. Researchers studied nearly 15 years of data for air pollution levels in Dundee, Perth and the surrounding area and matched it to medical records of 450 patients who suffer from bronchiectasis, a long-term chronic condition similar to COPD which can cause a persistent cough and breathlessness as well as frequent chest infections. “When we looked at these two sets of data side-by-side the links between the periods when air po...

Air pollution levels linked to 'spikes' in hospital and GP visits

29 Jun 2018

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards

We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research Project of the Year, a category in which the `Hands of X’ project led by Dr Graham Pullin was also highly commended. Our Global Health Challenge team picked up the Enhanced Student Learning Award for a project which has engaged students and external partners. Professor Nabi’s work on prostate cancer has identified a new method offering more successful diagnosis and ma...

Research and teaching wins at Herald HE Awards