19 Sep 2017

Smoking number one risk factor for PAD

research also points to diabetes as cause of disease that can lead to limb amputation Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can result in amputation, according to a study carried out at the University of Dundee and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Diabetics who smoked were 16 times more likely to develop PAD than non-smoking non-diabetics. Cholesterol came top of the list of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), when the coronary arteries supplying the heart become narrowed and can cause a he...

Smoking number one risk factor for PAD

19 Sep 2017

Dundee to welcome Singing Children of Africa

22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee. The ‘Singing Children of Africa’, who are organised by Scottish charity Educate the Kids, first began touring the UK as an act in 2006. They will be given a taste of University life in Scotland on Thursday, 21st September when they are guided by researchers around the campus in Dundee. During the campus tour the children, who range from 9 to 14 years old, will be able to delve into virtual reality and experience a range o...

Dundee to welcome Singing Children of Africa

18 Sep 2017

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind 'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’ will ask the group about the places that both positively and negatively impact upon their mood and the reasons for the feelings they invoke. Participants will be asked to photograph various locations they travel to throughout the city and to record when such places bring about a change in mood. “The aim of the project is to build awareness of the ways in which our ...

'Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes our Moods’

17 Sep 2017

£2million award for cancer researcher

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded £2million to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in cancer. Professor Karim Labib will receive the grant from Cancer Research UK to study mechanisms that preserve genome integrity during the final stages of chromosome replication in animal cells. The process by which cells copy their own chromosomes and then make new cells is vital to all of life. Chromosomes contain the genetic blueprint that makes us what we are and this information must be copied perfectly for new cells to survive and carry out their fu...

£2million award for cancer researcher

15 Sep 2017

‘Design Out Loud’ to showcase oral history collection

Dundee’s designation as the UK’s first City of Design recognised the creativity and innovation running through its past and driving its future, features that a University of Dundee event will celebrate next week. Clips from a 1985 fashion show filmed on campus are among the highlights of ‘Design Out Loud’, an event being held at the Baxter Suite on Thursday 21 September to showcase the University’s oral history collection and champion the role of design in the city. The interactive multimedia event will cover illustration, graphics, comic arts and fashion, with recordings of i...

‘Design Out Loud’ to showcase oral history collection