5 Jul 2016

Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes

Research led by the University of Dundee has found that one of a new breed of drugs, which have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be particularly effective without the need to be used in combination with the existing drug, metformin. Three drugs - canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin - that inhibit SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes in the USA and Europe within the last two years. SGLT2 is the protein that reabsorbs glucose filtered out of blood by the kidneys back into the bloodstream. If you inhibit that process, more gl...

Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes

5 Jul 2016

Class of 1976 graduates who married at University return to Dundee

(Jane and Philippe Boissiere with Professor Sir Pete Downes)   Almost 100 medical alumni from the Class of 1976 will return to the University of Dundee this weekend for their 40th anniversary graduation celebrations. Among them will be the reunion organisers, Philippe and Jane Boissiere, who got married during their fourth year of studies in Dundee. Travelling from as far away as New Zealand and Qatar, the large group of alumni will gather in Dundee from Friday, 8th July and during the course of their stay will visit the School of Medicine and Ninewells Hospital. Philippe Boissiere, one half of the al...

Class of 1976 graduates who married at University return to Dundee

5 Jul 2016

Mary Lily Walker’s birthplace celebrated by plaque

Victorian social reformer Mary Lily Walker, known for improving the lives and living conditions of her fellow Dundonians, is to be commemorated by the University of Dundee and Historic Scotland next week when they unveil a plaque at the home in which she was born. The memorial plaque will be placed upon 152 Perth Road at 2pm on Tuesday, 5th July by Lesley Nicoll from campus services at the University, English Tutor Eddie Small and Dundee City Councillor, Lesley Brennan. Born in the 1860s, Mary was one of the first graduates of University College Dundee and one of the first women in Scotland to be taught in...

Mary Lily Walker’s birthplace celebrated by plaque

1 Jul 2016

Experts gather for `concrete technology heaven’

Innovations in concrete, which are helping deliver major construction projects around the world including the new Forth Crossing and V&A Museum of Design Dundee in Scotland, will be highlighted in a gathering of international experts at the University of Dundee next week. The 9th International Concrete Conference at the University will welcome over 200 attendees from countries including the USA, China, India and Malaysia. Research presented at the conference will discuss topics as diverse as the use of waste plastic bottles in concrete blocks, low energy and even carbon dioxide cured concrete.  Th...

Experts gather for `concrete technology heaven’

1 Jul 2016

Professor Steele appointed Chair of UK Screening Committee

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been appointed as the independent Chair of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), the body which advises Ministers and the NHS in all four countries about all aspects of screening policy. Professor Steele is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening, which plays a vital role in detecting the disease in its earliest stages and increasing survival rates. His main interest is colorectal cancer and he is Director of the Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme, having acted as clinical lead for the UK demonstration pilot th...

Professor Steele appointed Chair of UK Screening Committee