24 Sep 2015

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human identification (CAHID) have helped archaeologists understand more about the oldest case of decapitation ever found in the New World. André Strauss from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology was excavating the Lapa do Santo site in eastern Brazil when he struck upon a head buried under a rock. The rest of the skeleton never materialised but Strauss slowly uncovered the disembodied skull and hands, partially crushed as a result of being buried for thousands of years. The remains have been dated to around 9,000 years ol...

CAHID reveal some of the mysteries of 9,000-year-old decapitation

24 Sep 2015

Architects to draw upon 50 years of memories at reunion

A group of architects will return to their alma mater this Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of them starting their training. Members of the 1965 architecture intake will meet at the front steps of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at 12noon on Friday, 25th September. Around 18 classmates are expected to attend the reunion, which will see them tour the college, now part of the University of Dundee, to see how it has changed in the half-century since they first nervously walked through the doors of the Perth Road building. After meeting with Graeme Hutton, Professor of Architecture, Ass...

Architects to draw upon 50 years of memories at reunion

24 Sep 2015

Leading creative thinkers strike gold at Undergraduate Awards

The University of Dundee’s Marianne White and Megan Falconer are among the winners of this year’s Undergraduate Awards, a competition that attracted more than 5000 entries from around the world. Marianne was the Overall Winner of the Nursing & Midwifery category, while Megan won the same award for Visual Arts & Design. Their success was announced last night and they will receive their awards at a ceremony in Dublin in November. Cited as the ultimate champion for the highest performing undergraduates, the Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards progr...

Leading creative thinkers strike gold at Undergraduate Awards

23 Sep 2015

Two medicines prove more effective than one for the initial treatment of high blood pressure

A team of researchers, including the University of Dundee’s Professor Tom MacDonald, have shown that starting treatment for hypertension with two medicines at the same time rather than one can significantly reduce blood pressure and may cut the subsequent risk of strokes and heart attacks. The British Hypertension Society Research Network of academic researchers, led by Professor Morris Brown from the University of Cambridge, Professor Bryan Williams from University College London and Professor MacDonald, carried out the PATHWAY-1 Study to examine the effect of giving patients two medicines commonly ...

Two medicines prove more effective than one for the initial treatment of high blood pressure

21 Sep 2015

Fifty-year-old drug could revolutionise blood pressure treatment

A drug that has been used for over 50 years as a diuretic could revolutionise treatment of resistant hypertension, according to research published today in the Lancet. In as many as 10 per cent of patients with high blood pressure it is difficult to control blood pressure even when 3 or more drugs are used together. These patients have what doctors call “resistant hypertension” and are known to be at particularly high risk of stroke and heart attack. Now British researchers have found that adding the drug spironolactone, which was first developed in 1959 as a diuretic, is substantially more eff...

Fifty-year-old drug could revolutionise blood pressure treatment