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

11 Jun 2018

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving patient outcomes, according to a new University of Dundee study. Dr John Foerster and colleagues from the University’s School of Medicine found the annual per-patient cost of filtered UV light treatment, known as phototherapy, to be around £250. This is one-sixth of the cost attributed to phototherapy by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a fraction of the estimated £7-12,000 annual cost of injectable biologic therapies....

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

7 Jun 2018

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

The University of Dundee’s contribution to the UK’s strength in the global life sciences sector is being highlighted this week by its Drug Discovery Unit at one of the world’s major scientific gatherings, the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston. The Drug Discovery Unit operates as a standalone ‘biotech style’ small molecule drug discovery organisation and collaborates with partners worldwide to translate world-class biology research into novel drug targets and candidate drugs across multiple disease indications. This makes it the only DDU of its type in the UK which, i...

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

5 Jun 2018

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

A new Dundee Edition of Frankenstein celebrating author Mary Shelley’s links to the city is to be published and distributed free to local schoolchildren later this year. Edited and introduced by Dr Daniel Cook, of the University of Dundee’s English department, the book will comprise the complete 1818 text of the ground-breaking science fiction novel as well as dozens of commissioned images produced by award-winning local comics artists. Broadcaster Billy Kay, who is currently working on a BBC Scotland radio documentary exploring Mary Shelley’s Dundee, will provide the foreword. “Fra...

Monster new edition to celebrate Frankenstein’s Dundee links

28 May 2018

Stop and search report leads to policy change

Police Scotland has changed the way it carries out stop and search following a series of recommendations made by researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Megan O’Neill, from Dundee, and Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Liz Aston had previously evaluated a new approach to stop and search piloted by the Fife Division of Police Scotland. Their report, published by the Dundee-based Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), highlighted elements of the pilot that can be regarded as good practice while also making 19 recommendations for improvement. Police Scotland has t...

Stop and search report leads to policy change