5 Jun 2019

University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit licenses USP15 assets to Corbin Therapeutics

The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit is delighted to announce it has licensed assets to Corbin Therapeutics to develop possible new treatments for neuroinflammation-based disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a disease of the central nervous system in which inflammation causes damage to nerve cells and the myelin sheath which surrounds them. The condition affects 2.2 million people globally, including more than 100,000 people in the UK, and is more prevalent in women than men. Diagnosis often occurs at around 30 years of age with a variety of symptoms including loss of balance an...

University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit licenses USP15 assets to Corbin Therapeutics

31 May 2019

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection

A new test which could detect a person’s risk of getting a chest infection within minutes has been trialled by scientists at the University of Dundee. The neutrophil elastase airway test stik (NEATstik) detects the presence of an enzyme called neutrophil elastase, which is found in the phlegm produced by coughing. During the body’s natural response to infection, neutrophil elastase is used to attack bacteria which cause chest infections. More neutrophil elastase is produced when people have a chest infection and it can therefore be used to detect the presence of one. The NEATstik test works by ...

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection

21 May 2019

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019

The University of Dundee has won the United Nation’s prestigious Risk Award for pioneering floating homes that allow families in developing countries to survive natural disasters while producing food, water, energy and sustainable livelihood options. The RISK Award is organised by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and sponsored by the Munich Re Foundation. PhD student Nandan Mukherjee accepted the award, and the accompanying €100,000 prize, at the Global Platform 2019 conference in Geneva. The Dundee project beat competition from more than 100 initiatives across 48 co...

Disaster-resilient floating homes win United Nation’s Risk Award 2019

16 May 2019

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The Leiden rankings are based on research publications data and offer important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide. They place Dundee at 15th in the world for the highest proportion of highly cited publications. This is based on the proportion of citations in the most cited 1% of articles across all disciplines.  According to the ranking, Dundee is just behind Oxford (11th) and Cambridge (...

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

16 May 2019

#MadeAtUni `Nation’s Lifesavers’ - Professor Bob Steele

When working as a senior NHS registrar in the late 1980s Professor Bob Steele was struck by how many of the patients with bowel cancer died. Then he moved to Nottingham, where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening. “Most of the patients with colorectal cancer I had seen before had quite advanced disease and there sadly wasn’t much we could do for them. When I moved to Nottingham where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening I found most of my patients had early disease and were curable by surgery. That was a really motivating factor to see the effect of a public health interve...

#MadeAtUni `Nation’s Lifesavers’ - Professor Bob Steele