16 Mar 2017

Climate change to stretch household budgets

Disadvantaged groups need to be helped to cope with the cost pressures caused by climate change, according to a new report compiled by the University of Dundee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, ‘Community Resilience to Climate Change’ warns that shocks such as extreme weather events and stresses like changes in the cost of living will interact to generate hardships for local communities. The researchers from the University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) further warn that climate change will disproportionately impact upon already disadvantaged ...

Climate change to stretch household budgets

16 Mar 2017

Dundee’s largest geek-off returns

One of the country’s largest anime, animation, videogame and cosplay conventions will take place at the University of Dundee next month as thousands of fans take to campus for Dundee’s annual geek-off.On Saturday, 8th April the University will become a vibrant display of colour as superheroes, Stormtroopers, supervillains and other characters are expected to descend upon Dundee for a day of ultra-geekiness. This years’ event will feature activities such as talks by former Disney FX animators, a retro videogames tournaments and screenings of exclusive anime and alumni films. DeeCon is orga...

Dundee’s largest geek-off returns

15 Mar 2017

Two Night Stands exhibition opens in Dundee

The sequel to a popular art installation will begin at the University of Dundee this week, two decades after the original. ‘Two Night Stands’ is a series of 2 day ‘happenings’ featuring local and national artists. It will take place at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design’s Cooper Gallery from Friday, 17th March. The gallery will be occupied by a number of artists, including acclaimed Scottish artist Ross Sinclair, emerging British artist Natalie Wardle and collaborative printmakers Dundee Print Collective. In 1997 ‘One Night Stands’&n...

Two Night Stands exhibition opens in Dundee

13 Mar 2017

A kiss of death to drug the 'undruggable'

Scientists at the University of Dundee have reported a major breakthrough in targeting the causes of many diseases, using a 'kiss of death' to destroy proteins which had previously been regarded as 'undruggable'. Much is known about proteins such as Ras and Myc, which are known to be culpable in human cancer, and Huntingtin, which causes Huntingdon's disease, but as yet they have proved stubbornly resistant to efforts to find ways of tackling them with drugs. Now researchers led by Professor Alessio Ciulli in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee have found a way of targeting similar proteins, using a smal...

A kiss of death to drug the 'undruggable'

10 Mar 2017

Young scientists to present research at House of Commons

Two young researchers from the University of Dundee have been selected to present their work at the House of Commons. Mohapradeep Mohan from the School of Medicine will discuss how to treat cardiovascular diseases with the world’s most common diabetes drug metformin, while PhD student Vasiliki Bitsouni will present her findings on mathematical modelling of cancer invasion. The pair are among young researchers from across the UK who will share their work with a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges at the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Britain event on Monday, 13...

Young scientists to present research at House of Commons