1 Mar 2017

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!

The University of Dundee is looking for older people to help with a clinical trial to improve muscle function in older people. The UK-wide trial is testing whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength. The research team at the University aims to recruit 30 people aged 70 and over, contributing to a total of 450 participants across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy powder. All the participants wil...

Improving muscle strength in older people – recruits wanted!

1 Mar 2017

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

A new research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Sheffield has been awarded almost £2million to investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas. The researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in Scotland, England and Wales on the four-year Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health (BRIGHT) initiative. BRIGHT, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will investigate whether a classroom-based lesson about dental health followed by a series of text messages could increase how often and how well children aged 11-16...

£1.9million to help children from deprived areas brush up on oral health

28 Feb 2017

Rare photographs from Duncan of Jordanstone graduate show Dundee’s past

Photographs that provide a fascinating glimpse into a Dundee that has changed completely, from the ruined remains of the old Hawkhill to workers at NCR, will go on display next week at the University of Dundee. The images gathered together in the exhibition `Way Back When’ were taken by Walter Simms, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design between 1968 and 1973. He specialised in Graphic Design and Photography and eventually went on to have a successful career in graphic design and museum exhibition design. The photos, which will be on display in the Tower Foyer Gallery from Sa...

Rare photographs from Duncan of Jordanstone graduate show Dundee’s past

28 Feb 2017

City-inspired colouring book set to help students ‘Dee-Stress’

 Students at the University of Dundee can unwind ahead of exams by colouring in illustrations of the city’s most famous landmarks contained in a new book released this week. ‘Dee-Stress’, a 28-page colouring book that will enable students to relax is to be launched by Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) on Thursday 2nd March. Released on the national University Mental Health Day, ‘Dee-Stress’ is filled with prominent landmarks such as the Caird Hall, the RRS Discovery and the Magdalen Green bandstand alongside advice and services available to students at ...

City-inspired colouring book set to help students ‘Dee-Stress’

24 Feb 2017

Nature trail worms its way to Mills Observatory

A new nature trail highlighting the use of a tiny worm in ground-breaking scientific research will go on display this weekend around Mills Observatory in Dundee. Designed by Caitlyn Vesey, a third-year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the trail features rhyming clues which snake around Balgay Hill and in to the Observatory. Caitlyn will be helping launch The Giant Worm Nature Trail at 1pm this Sunday, 26th  February. The launch features a family event led by researchers from the University’s Centre for Gene Regula...

Nature trail worms its way to Mills Observatory