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

20 Sep 2016

Local mum to give back to PAMIS

An Arbroath mum whose children benefit from the work of the University of Dundee based charity PAMIS is to take a tour of Angus toilets to raise money for the organisation this weekend. Lois Speed will cycle throughout Angus visiting Changing Places toilets in a number of towns. She will be accompanied on her trip with other fundraisers and is still looking for more volunteers. Changing Places toilets are large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and up to two carers. All money raised by Lois will go towards helping PAMIS, the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and mul...

Local mum to give back to PAMIS

20 Sep 2016

Dundee expert in New York debates on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a looming global threat that will be brought before the world’s heads of state on September 21st at a historic high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Professor Dilip Nathwani, President of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Honorary Professor of Infection at the University of Dundee, and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at NHS Tayside, will be among those contributing to the discussions aimed at securing a future of sustainable and effective antibiotics. “The UN General Assembly provides a unique oppor...

Dundee expert in New York debates on antimicrobial resistance

20 Sep 2016

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships

The University of Dundee, one of the world’s top 200 universities and the Scottish University of the Year, is investing £1.4million in a new range of scholarships to attract the best students from around the world. Dundee is the Scottish University of the Year 2016 (The Times and Sunday Times) and the top UK university in Times Higher Education’s global rankings of `Universities under 50’. The University consistently offers one of the best student experiences in the UK and was recently named in the top 10 of the UK’s National Student Survey, placing it ahead of Cambridge and O...

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships