5 Sep 2016

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory – an EU-wide 'citizen science' project for family farmers, gardeners and growers   Join the GROW team – see job opportunities, deadline 30 September The GROW Observatory (GROW) is a massive, European-wide project aiming to involve tens of thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ to make a vital contribution to global environmental monitoring and to empower family farmers, gardeners and growers with knowledge on sustainable practices. Together they will solve key challenge for environmental monitoring – the ability to measure soi...

University of Dundee to lead The GROW Observatory

4 Sep 2016

Study shows pregnant women may be drinking more than previously thought

The amount of alcohol pregnant women consumed around the time of conception may be significantly higher than previously estimated, according to a new study from the University of Dundee. The research, led by Dr Andrew Symon of the University’s Mother and Infant Research Unit, used a ‘Retrospective Diary’ to record the drinking patterns of women. Researchers conducted one-to-one interviews with women during the mid-pregnancy stage and asked a series of questions about their drinking before they became pregnant, or before they knew they were pregnant, and during pregnancy. Existing alcohol ...

Study shows pregnant women may be drinking more than previously thought

2 Sep 2016

Scottish University of the Year to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

Next week heralds the start of the new academic year and, with it, more than 3500 students from almost 90 countries will begin a new chapter of their lives at the University of Dundee. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday, 5th September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate there ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Scotland’s University of the Year at the first event to take place as part of Freshers Week 2016, a programme organised to ensure ...

Scottish University of the Year to welcome thousands of new students from around the world

2 Sep 2016

£1 million project aims to help people with complex disabilities enjoy conversation

A £1 million research project that aims to dramatically change the way people with no speech and complex disabilities can converse with others has been launched by the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge. Computer-based systems – called Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) – use word prediction to speed up typing, a feature similar to that commonly found on mobile phones or tablets for texting and emailing. However, for those with complex disabilities, like Professor Stephen Hawking, using typing to communicate can still be extremely slow. With as little as two words per minute genera...

£1 million project aims to help people with complex disabilities enjoy conversation

1 Sep 2016

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.

Over 10,000 people across Scotland are now using the ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website to access their medical records online. Developed at the University of Dundee, in collaboration with NHS Scotland, the website allows patients to have online access to test results, clinic letters and their very own treatment plan. It also contains multimedia resources aimed at improving self-management, including traditional information leaflets, interactive educational tools, videos describing diabetes-related complications and testimonials from people with diabetes talking about their experiences. Dr Scott Cunn...

10,000th user signs up to ‘My Diabetes My Way’ website.