11 May 2016

Trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

A UK-wide clinical trial is set to examine whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength. Researchers at the University of Dundee, University of Aberdeen and Imperial College London are testing whether the treatments can prevent the weakening of muscles that commonly affects older people. The research team aims to recruit 450 people aged 70 and over from across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy po...

Trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

10 May 2016

Celebrating ‘Art in Relief’

Relief prints from the University of Dundee’s extensive collections, including works by notable masters Alison McKenzie and Willie Rodger as well as former students of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, have gone on display at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery. The new exhibition, ‘Art in Relief’ will showcase dozens of prints for public viewing in a precursor to both the Print Design Festival 2016 and the Ignite Festival. Members of the public can view outstanding examples of woodcut and linocut, the two most common types of relief printing. Curator Matthew Jarro...

Celebrating ‘Art in Relief’

9 May 2016

Student takes on new role with ice hockey team

A current University of Dundee student will combine his studies with a new job at a local ice hockey team. Elliot Shaw, a second year Business Management student, will take up the post of Commercial Manager at the Dundee Stars for next season. He’s familiar with the team having completed a placement with the club as part of his course. Elliot said: “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but it’s something I’m really excited about. “I really enjoyed my placement at the Dundee Stars back in January and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to gain more experience and comple...

Student takes on new role with ice hockey team

9 May 2016

Fossils dug up for this year’s Festival of Museums

The University of Dundee will be celebrating this year’s Festival of Museums with a special focus on fossils and ferns. The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will be hosting ‘The Hunt Is On’ on Saturday, May 14th from 2pm-4.30pm. Visitors will be asked to take part in a hunt for fossils and along the way they will learn more about dinosaurs and other forms of prehistoric life. On Sunday, May 15th there will be a series of family workshops called, ‘Getting Crafty with Fossils and Ferns’. Participants will take inspiration from the collections on display to design their own j...

Fossils dug up for this year’s Festival of Museums

6 May 2016

Dundee researcher a rising star of science

Dr Alessio Ciulli, of the University of Dundee, has been recognised as one of Europe’s rising stars of science with the award of the 2016 MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship. MedChemComm is the official journal of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. The annual MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship is given to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to medicinal chemistry research in the early part of their career. The Editorial Board have selected Dr Ciulli as this year’s recipient for his work tackling important biology with elegant chemistry, develo...

Dundee researcher a rising star of science