7 Sep 2017

‘Nursing in the 21st Century’ Café Science on 11th September

A University of Dundee lecturer will talk about how 21st century pressures have led to changes within the nursing profession at the next Café Science event. Tom McConnachie, from the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, will be at Avery & Co, South Tay Street, on Monday, 11th September. He will explain how the University is helping to create a generation of resilient and flexible nurses. As well as sharing his experiences from his own time as a nurse, he will also talk about how his current students are working with the army, school pupils and local communities to ...

‘Nursing in the 21st Century’  Café Science on 11th September

30 Aug 2017

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

A third-year Architecture student from the University of Dundee is up for two national awards this year following a semester of success. Sophie Curran, originally from Auchterarder, has been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) President’s Medal, which is regarded as the most prestigious international awards in architectural education and celebrates outstanding design work. Sophie has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Property Awards finals in London next month. These nominations come after a semester of success at the University where she was awarded the Dun...

Semester of success for architecture student Sophie

30 Aug 2017

New study shows genetic muscle pain disposition

People who have been prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol levels sometimes complain of muscle aches and pains and therefore stop taking their medication. This puts them at higher risk of developing diseases of the heart and blood vessels which the statins had been prescribed to prevent. Now, researchers at the University of Dundee have found that there is a common variant in a gene that predisposes people to developing muscle aches, regardless of whether they are taking statins. However, they also found that there is a genetic sub-group of people who have a higher risk of statin-induced muscle ach...

New study shows genetic muscle pain disposition

28 Aug 2017

Transforming thinking around sustainability

Hundreds of delegates representing 50 countries will gather at the University of Dundee this week to examine how the global approach to sustainability can be transformed. ‘Transformations 2017’ is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focus on ways of bringing about rapid, significant and large-scale changes that help create a more sustainable and equitable world. Previous Transformations conferences have taken place in Oslo and Stockholm. This year’s event, which takes place at the Dalhousie Building from Wednesday, 30th August to Friday, Sept...

Transforming thinking around sustainability

28 Aug 2017

‘Gold standard’ recognition for Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU) – a joint initiative between the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside – has been recognised for the 'gold standard' of its clinical research. The TCTU has retained full registration status by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, the national body overseeing clinical trial units in this country. To receive full registration a unit such as TCTU has to demonstrate to an international panel of experts that it can coordinate multi-centre clinical trials and deliver them to the highest quality standards as well as publish the results in quality journals. Clinica...

‘Gold standard’ recognition for Tayside Clinical Trials Unit