9 Feb 2017

Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in hospitals

A major international review led by the University of Dundee’s Professor Peter Davey has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. The updated Cochrane Review published today concludes that guidelines and policies to pinpoint the patients in need of antibiotics have the greatest impact when doctors are supported to change their prescribing behaviour. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, but antibiotic resistance has become a major public health problem with some infections no longer treatable using currently available d...

Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in hospitals

6 Feb 2017

University honours newest graduates – 3000 miles away

The University of Dundee is celebrating the graduation of our latest round of successful students – in Kuwait. A ceremony in Kuwait has seen almost 50 new graduates handed their awards in Diabetes Care, Education and Management. The University has been delivering postgraduate education in Kuwait for five years, helping tackle the country’s chronic diabetes problem. It has been estimated that up to 1 in 4 of the adult population of Kuwait suffers from the disease, which equates to almost 700,000 people. The University of Dundee has been central to establishing world-leading standards of diabetes...

University honours newest graduates – 3000 miles away

6 Feb 2017

Nine Trades to help ease path to University

An organisation that celebrates the legacy of bonnet makers, fleshers and weavers is to help aspiring scientists, designers and engineers fulfil their academic potential at the University of Dundee. The historic Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee will provide financial support to help students who have missed out on higher education as a result of adversity. The organisation has pledged £27,000 to support bursaries for students on the University’s DUAL Access Summer School over the next three years. The money will fund 25 bursaries each year. University students who benefitted from Summer Schoo...

Nine Trades to help ease path to University

3 Feb 2017

Hairdresser raises money for vital cancer research

Hairdressers are always listening to their client’s problems, but Dundee stylist Kim Innes has had enough of hearing about one in particular. Kim, from Studio Hair Design in Broughty Ferry, was so tired of cancer affecting her clients that she decided to raise money for the University of Dundee’s Medical Oncology department. She set herself the challenge of taking the plunge into the cold, murky waters of Broughty Ferry at this year’s New Year’s Dook. Thanks to the generosity of her friends, family and customers, Kim managed to raise £900 and even won the event’s annual ...

Hairdresser raises money for vital cancer research

2 Feb 2017

Dundee lecturers team up with CBBC to solve a mystery

Two University of Dundee Forensic Science lecturers will star in a new CBBC TV show. Dr Lucina Hackman and Dr Catriona Davies, from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), will feature in an episode of ‘All Over the Workplace’. The programme, which airs Wednesday, 8th February, aims to give children an insight into a range of careers open to them when they grow up. The show follows two young children, called Edwin and Leila, who will take on the role of Forensic Scientists under the guidance of Dr Hackman and Dr Davies. Bones of unknown origin have washed up on the shores of Mo...

Dundee lecturers team up with CBBC to solve a mystery