18 Mar 2015

Jamie slaloms past the competition to win £5000

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) graduate Jamie Kunka has been named one of the three winners of this year’s £15,000 Sports Innovation Challenge. The Sports Innovation Challenge is a business development programme and competition, run by the University of Stirling, for entrepreneurial students and recent graduates across Scotland. The winners will each receive £5000, desk space at Stirling University Innovation Park and a year’s access to a business mentor. Since graduating in 2013 with a degree in Product Design, Jamie (26) has developed his final year projec...

Jamie slaloms past the competition to win £5000

16 Mar 2015

Vitamin D not effective for lowering blood pressure

A wide-ranging review of clinical trial data led by researchers at the University of Dundee has found that the use of vitamin D to lower blood pressure is ineffective. In an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine the research team led by Dr Miles Witham, of the School of Medicine at Dundee, conclude that vitamin D should not be used to treat hypertension or to lower blood pressure. Intervention studies have produced conflicting evidence on the blood pressure-lowering effect of vitamin D. An increasing number of clinical trials of have studied vitamin D and cardiovascular health, according to th...

16 Mar 2015

Judges for Dundee International Book Prize 2015 announced

A prestigious judging panel will bring expertise from all corners of the publishing industry to bear on this year’s Dundee International Book Prize. Writer and television/radio presenter Danny Wallace, award-winning author Denise Mina, broadcaster Fred MacAulay, literary agent Ed Wilson and Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven will cast their eyes on the labours of aspiring novelists from across the globe. The entrants are competing for a publishing deal with Cargo Publishing and £10,000, the largest cash prize for unpublished work in the UK. Now in its 11th year, the Prize attracted almost 50...

Judges for Dundee International Book Prize 2015 announced

16 Mar 2015

‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ on 17th March

Received wisdom will be challenged and questioned next week at an event taking place as part of the 2015 Women In Science Festival. ‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ takes place at Braes, Perth Road, Dundee on Tuesday, 17th March and will be hosted by professional comedian Susan Morrison. She will be joined by the University of Dundee’s Professor Jan Clarkson, one of the world’s-leading experts on oral health, who will discuss what we actually know about looking after our teeth and how much of what we do think is nothing more than pseudoscience waffle. Ev...

‘Stop Brushing Your Teeth – Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ on 17th March

13 Mar 2015

Midwives4all builds on pioneering Dundee work

An international initiative to spread knowledge about the benefits of midwives and evidence-based midwifery will be launched next week, building on pioneering work from the University of Dundee. Midwives4all is an initiative of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It follows on from a major Lancet series on midwifery which was co-authored by Professor Mary Renfrew from the University of Dundee last year. The Lancet series highlighted the crucial part midwives play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy. Professor Renfrew said, “Many ...