22 Sep 2016

User Centre celebrates decade of discovery

The pioneering User Centre at the University of Dundee will celebrate a decade of bringing the benefits of modern technology to the elderly and adults with severe communication disabilities tomorrow. The User Centre, based in the Queen Mother Building, will commemorate its first ten years of innovative research with the unveiling of a plaque in memory of John Gibson, first chair and founding member of the Centre who passed away last year. The event will coincide with the announcement of Hollywood actor Brian Cox as the Centre’s first Patron. For a decade, the User Centre has been meeting the needs of...

User Centre celebrates decade of discovery

21 Sep 2016

Dundee rises in table of world’s top universities

The University of Dundee has risen five places to 180th in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings and has been named as one of the world’s top young universities in another prestigious survey. The latest edition of the THE rankings puts the University at 28th place among UK institutions as it strengthens its grip on a place within the elite top 200. The league table uses 13 measures of performance, grouped into five pillars - teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income – to rank universities across the globe. Dundee’s high rating is...

Dundee rises in table of world’s top universities

21 Sep 2016

Ninewells Cancer Campaign celebrates £2million fundraising milestone

The Ninewells Cancer Campaign (NCC) has announced the successful conclusion of its £2million fundraising appeal at the University of Dundee Medical School. The fundraising milestone was marked by a public lecture from Professor Russell Petty, Chair of Medical Oncology, on “Achieving the impossible – developing new medicines for hard to treat cancers”, as well as thanks from Professor Gary Mires, Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor Sir Pete Downes, the Principal of the University and Lady Fiona Fraser, Chairman of the Campaign. The £2million campaign has raised ...

Ninewells Cancer Campaign celebrates £2million fundraising milestone

21 Sep 2016

Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage

A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers at the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde. They have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism in the brain that allows networks of neurons to protect against the kind of spreading secondary damage seen in cases of strokes and traumatic brain injuries. “If this network activity could be triggered clinically as soon as possible then major brain damage could be minimised and recovery periods shortened,” said...

Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage

21 Sep 2016

Prioritising research into midwifery can improve care, say global experts

Unacceptably high death rates of newborn children and women giving birth persist around the world. Prioritising research into midwifery – particularly on family planning, preterm births and high-quality care – can help address some of the world’s most pressing healthcare problems, according to a Comment published in The Lancet Global Health. “Investment in these priorities has the potential to enable the rights of women and children to life and to health, and help women, infants and families to survive and thrive,” said lead author Holly Powell Kennedy, the Helen Varley Profes...

Prioritising research into midwifery can improve care, say global experts