28 Mar 2016

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures

Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by the University of Dundee on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). Xodus is undertaking the project in order to develop analysis methods and design guidance for the removal of subsea structures used in the oil and gas industry. The project will examine the decommissioning of shallow foundations on clay seabeds. Aberdeen-based OGIC has paired the company with the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering, which will carry...

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures

22 Mar 2016

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. The two universities have joined forces to transform medical treatment through protein analysis technology which identifies biomarkers of disease. This allows doctors to target treatments specific to the patient’s condition, and deliver the right treatment at the right time in the right dose.  This ‘precision medicine’ approach improves safety and effectiveness as...

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

17 Mar 2016

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that. Their findings have shown for the first time that that the fungus Neurospora crassa – commonly known as red bread mould – can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable e...

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

16 Mar 2016

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions

High-risk prescribing and preventable drug-related complications in primary care are major concerns for health care systems internationally, responsible for up to 4 per cent of emergency hospital admissions. Now a major study of drug prescribing has shown that intervening in primary care health practices can significantly reduce rates of high-risk prescribing of drugs. The results of the study have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee, has also shown that the change in prescribing patterns can lead to significant reductions in rel...

Interventions on high-risk prescribing can cut hospital admissions

8 Mar 2016

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis

World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds. All three partners in the new collaboration are already members of the Tuberculosis Dr...

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis