27 Oct 2016

Wellcome multi-million pound boost for biomedical research

The world renowned biomedical research which takes place at the University of Dundee has received a multi-million pound boost from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation. Wellcome has awarded the University £3.75million from their Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), which enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions.  The ISSF grant will support biomedical research at Dundee, in particular helping fund: Recruitment and Career Development of Researchers Equality & Diversity Initi...

Wellcome multi-million pound boost for biomedical research

20 Oct 2016

European Young Investigator award for Dundee Parkinson’s researcher

Dr Miratul Muqit, a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson’s disease based at the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s awardees of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP). The EMBO YIP awards are among the most prestigious given to young researchers every year. EMBO go to great efforts to identify the brightest young Life Sciences researchers working in Europe, Israel, Turkey and Singapore and award them with an EMBO YIP Prize. In addition to the prestige, the EMBO YIP Prize also provides awardees with signif...

European Young Investigator award for Dundee Parkinson’s researcher

9 Oct 2016

Why are our cells the size they are?

New research from the University of Dundee has discovered that cells of average size are the Olympic athletes of the cellular world, performing better than those which are too big or two small. When cells and tissue are observed under the microscope, the size of the cells is one of the most obvious features. However, while cells are small in general, cell size varies from one cell type to another - a muscle cell for example is much bigger than a white blood cell. The research by the team in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee now sheds light on the question of why animal cells are of certain size. It has...

Why are our cells the size they are?

6 Oct 2016

Scientist awarded over £1 million to bring cutting-edge cancer research to Dundee

A talented international scientist has been awarded £1.35million from Cancer Research UK to bring her ground breaking research into how tumours develop to the University of Dundee. Dr Constance Alabert is one of only three researchers this year to have been awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the charity. Originally from France, Dr Alabert is currently based at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The funding will allow her to set up a research group at Dundee to study if the mechanisms cells use to maintain their identity and function during and after cell division – for...

Scientist awarded over £1 million to bring cutting-edge cancer research to Dundee

5 Oct 2016

Study shows celecoxib as safe as other prescribed NSAIDs

Study of over 7000 patients finds low rate of cardiovascular problems For patients with arthritis pain and no history of heart attack or stroke, medicines `acceptably safe’ A large-scale international study of thousands of arthritis patents has found the risks arising from prescribed use of some of the most common pain killers are relatively low, offering reassurance to doctors and patients. The SCOT study (Standard care versus Celecoxib Outcome Trial), which is published today in the European Heart Journal, set out to examine the comparative safety of treating arthritis either with commonly used n...

Study shows celecoxib as safe as other prescribed NSAIDs