30 Jun 2017

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison was at the University today to help launch a new app created by people with aphasia to help those living with the condition. The ‘I Have Aphasia’ app, which was created in partnership with people with aphasia living in Tayside, shows a short animated film outlining the key communication difficulties people with aphasia face. This film is a tool that people with aphasia can share with others to explain the challenges they face and the animation illustrates how people can assist anyone with aphasia through understanding and patience.   Aph...

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

26 Jun 2017

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize

The University of Dundee’s Dr Miratul Muqit has received a prestigious award recognising his breakthroughs in understanding Parkinson’s disease. Dr Muqit is both a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital, where he treats Parkinson’s patients, and a researcher carrying out cutting-edge research into the debilitating condition at the University’s School of Life Sciences. He has been awarded the 2018 Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science and Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Dr Muqit is the first Dundee-based clinician to receive this award, and the fir...

Dundee clinician scientist receives prestigious medical prize

23 Jun 2017

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

A University of Dundee project that enables diabetics to self-manage their condition has been awarded £80,000 in a competition aiming to identify Scotland’s most innovative entrepreneurial talent. ‘My Diabetes My Way’ is an online platform which allows people with diabetes across Scotland to access their medical records online, support their self-management and improve their knowledge of their condition. It is now in the process of commercialisation and won the funding in the Round 10 Final of the Scottish EDGE competition last night. My Diabetes My Way was created by the University...

£80,000 prize for ‘My Diabetes My Way’

19 Jun 2017

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances

A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research arm of a wider initiative with the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services and the Scottish Government, creating a Drugs and NPS forensic capability for Scotland.  This wider initiative also involves a range of organisations including Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, first responders, policy makers, voluntary organisations and other academic institutions creating a National consortium t...

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances

15 Jun 2017

‘Foot in the door’ in precision medicine for oesophageal cancer

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen have established a `foot in the door’ in finding new, precision treatments for patients with oesophageal cancer, one of the hardest forms of the disease to treat. A decade of work led by Professor Russell Petty, Chair of Medical Oncology in the University of Dundee School of Medicine, and involving colleagues at Dundee and the University of Aberdeen, has now produced a genetic diagnostic test relating to a class of drugs that can extend and improve quality of life for some patients. By identifying which patients will benefit from being treated wit...

‘Foot in the door’ in precision medicine for oesophageal cancer