1 Jul 2017

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth. Working with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, they have developed the Active Vertex Model (AVM), a new computational model that allows scientists to examine in greater depth than ever before how cells move in a variety of biological processes. Epithelial tissues, such as the skin or lining of the internal organs, act as barriers to the environment. To form an effective barrier, cells in epitheli...

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

30 Jun 2017

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison was at the University today to help launch a new app created by people with aphasia to help those living with the condition. The ‘I Have Aphasia’ app, which was created in partnership with people with aphasia living in Tayside, shows a short animated film outlining the key communication difficulties people with aphasia face. This film is a tool that people with aphasia can share with others to explain the challenges they face and the animation illustrates how people can assist anyone with aphasia through understanding and patience.   Aph...

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

30 Jun 2017

World Asteroid Day finds University researchers working to save the planet

World Asteroid Day today (June 30th) finds researchers at the University of Dundee continuing work to protect the Earth from potential future impacts. Asteroid Day marks the anniversary of the largest recent asteroid impact on Earth, in Siberia in 1908. It is a global awareness campaign to promote learning about asteroids and the hazards of future asteroid impacts on Earth. Scientists in the University’s School of Science and Engineering have developed PANGU (Planet and Asteroid Natural scene Generation Utility), a piece of software which generates images of asteroids, planetary surfaces and other sm...

World Asteroid Day finds University researchers working to save the planet

29 Jun 2017

New Designers Sainsbury’s Award for Daisy

A textile design graduate from the University of Dundee has been named the winner of a prestigious New Designers Award. Daisy Stott, who exhibited her work in last month’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Degree Show, won the Sainsbury’s Home Award at the New Designers exhibition in London for her tableware collection `Foraged Findings’, inspired by edible plant and foodstuffs found throughout Scotland. Daisy said, “This is quite a surprise. I'm extremely honoured and it’s amazing to be recognised. I hope it will help take me to great places.” The judges...

New Designers Sainsbury’s Award for Daisy

29 Jun 2017

New app to see life through the eyes of an African street child

A new app that puts you at the centre of a street child’s life in Africa has been launched by researchers from the University of Dundee. The team behind ‘Growing Up on the Streets’ have created an interactive story map that lets you see life through the eyes of street children and youth living in Accra, Ghana. Led by Professor Lorraine van Blerk from the University, Growing up on the Streets was a three-year project that ventured into the African cities of Accra, Bukavu and Harare to find out what life was like for these young people. She was joined by Father Patrick Shanahan, Dr Wayne Sh...

New app to see life through the eyes of an African street child