31 Aug 2016

Dundee lecturer part of BBC documentary to highlight British Black History

A University of Dundee lecturer will star in a new BBC documentary series to highlight British Black History. History and American Studies lecturer Dr Peggy Brunache will be featured on ‘A Black History of Britain’, which will be aired on BBC Two in the autumn. Dr Brunache will be providing her expertise on African-American Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. In 1845 he toured across Britain for 19 months, lecturing against slavery in the US. One of the places he ended up on his tour was Dundee, and he made his speech in what is now The Bell Street Music Centre. As part of the do...

Dundee lecturer part of BBC documentary to highlight British Black History

30 Aug 2016

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

Dentists prescribe fewer antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a 12-month randomised controlled trial in UK general dental practices. The trial which featured all 795 antibiotic prescribing general dental practices in Scotland has shown a 5.7 percent reduction in dentists’ antibiotic prescribing rate after receiving the intervention. The journal PLOS Medicine has published the results of the study which was co-led by Professor Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee, Professor Cr...

Report card decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions

30 Aug 2016

New print group to hold first exhibition in home city

The University of Dundee will this week host an exhibition from a new group of artists formed to promote the print-based work taking place locally. PrintRoomDundee’s self-titled exhibition opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday, 2nd September. It will be the first group show from the collective of artists and printmakers who live and work in Dundee and its surrounding area to take place in the city. All are graduates of the University and all but one studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Members include Allan Beveridge, who graduated in 1977 and later worked as a printmaki...

New print group to hold first exhibition in home city

26 Aug 2016

Student and academics in the final for creation competition

A website developed at the University of Dundee to help diabetes sufferers has made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition. Dr Deborah Wake has secured a place in the Converge Challenge final. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. Dr Wake is looking to expand her MyDiabetesMyWay website. This allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It is alr...

Student and academics in the final for creation competition

26 Aug 2016

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and the habit of vaping are being used by more and more people to help them stop smoking, but are they actually safer or less bad for our health than traditional cigarettes? Smokers in Tayside are being asked to help answer this vital question by taking part in a new study being launched by the University of Dundee which will compare the effects of e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes on blood vessel function, which is a key health indicator. “E-cigarettes are sold on the principle that they are a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes because they don’t contain h...

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes