1 Aug 2016

Dr Hadwen Trust grant to boost Thiel training

The University of Dundee’s pioneering work with the Thiel embalming method means that those who bequeath their remains for research and education will soon be helping to teach doctors potentially life-saving surgical interventions and validate the testing of new medical devices. A £311,409 grant from the Dr Hadwen Trust will enable staff from the University’s School of Medicine and Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) to develop a programme for training senior medics. Heart, stroke, kidney and liver patients are among those who will benefit from the training clinicians unde...

Dr Hadwen Trust grant to boost Thiel training

29 Jul 2016

Lab method sheds light on how genetic mutations cause inherited Parkinson’s disease

Researchers led by the University of Dundee’s Professor Dario Alessi have developed a new method of measuring the activity of disease-causing mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major cause of inherited Parkinson’s disease. The team believes this research, which is published in Biochemical Journal, could help pave the way for future development of a clinical test that could facilitate evaluation of drugs to target this form of the condition. Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of genetic Parkinson’s disease. The most common disease-causing mutation in this gene increases the ...

Lab method sheds light on how genetic mutations cause inherited Parkinson’s disease

25 Jul 2016

University to provide data reception and processing facilities for Indian satellite

The University of Dundee has entered into an agreement with Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to receive data from one of its satellites for use in environmental research. The Dundee Satellite Receiving Station (DSRS) is one of the main facilities in the UK acquiring data from space and will now directly receive data from the ISRO-built Oceansat-2 Earth Observation (EO) satellite. Engineers from Antrix/ISRO will visit the University this week to install and test acquisition and generation systems. They will also train DSRS engineers to allow th...

University to provide data reception and processing facilities for Indian satellite

22 Jul 2016

Midwifery experts gather in Dundee to help around the world

The University of Dundee’s expertise in midwifery research and education has helped bring international experts together for a World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting aiming to ensure mothers and babies across the globe receive the highest care standards. Senior WHO figures will be joined by representatives of other organisations, including the World Bank, UNICEF and Save the Children as well as donors, aid organisations, universities and health services from across the world for next week’s event. The meeting, to be held at the University’s River Rooms, takes place on Monday 25th and Tue...

Midwifery experts gather in Dundee to help around the world

5 Jul 2016

Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes

Research led by the University of Dundee has found that one of a new breed of drugs, which have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be particularly effective without the need to be used in combination with the existing drug, metformin. Three drugs - canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin - that inhibit SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes in the USA and Europe within the last two years. SGLT2 is the protein that reabsorbs glucose filtered out of blood by the kidneys back into the bloodstream. If you inhibit that process, more gl...

Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes