24 Aug 2016

IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

A new evaluation carried out by the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme has concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established. Based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature, the Working Group for IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Body Fatness provided the latest evaluation of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. A summary of the results is published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. A Working Group of 21 independent international experts - including Professor Annie And...

IARC identifies eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity

24 Aug 2016

‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’ – exhibition opens on Friday, 26th August

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of the Dundee war poet Joseph Lee, whose verse from the trenches captured the horrors of WWI, will open at the University of Dundee this week. As part of the on-going commemorations of the centenary of the Great War the University will host ‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’, which features original sketches and artwork, manuscripts of poems, Lee’s journals kept while he was a prisoner of war, photographs and correspondence, and examples of some of Lee’s work as a journalist in early 20th century Dundee. The exhibition ma...

‘Ballads of Battle - Joseph Lee, Poet and Artist’ – exhibition opens on Friday, 26th August

22 Aug 2016

JOOT Theatre Company are London bound

The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will be taking their latest production to London, after a series of performances at the University of Dundee. The group of performers will be heading to London to perform ‘Bob-Up-A-Down’ at Greenwood Theatre, part of King’s College London, on Friday, October 21st. The play is set in the middle ages, in a dystopian rural England and involves a love triangle between Prophesy, a young, idealistic girl, Rollo, the arrogant village blacksmith and Bob-Up-A-Down, the anti-hero. This will be a debut performance of Ian Low’s stage adaptat...

JOOT Theatre Company are London bound

19 Aug 2016

Graduates "Tay" give birthday Bridge mural makeover

As the Tay Road Bridge enters its 50th year, it is being given a colourful mural makeover by renowned urban artists and graduates of the University of Dundee. Fraser Gray and Martin McGuiness have spent a month, largely under the cover of darkness, transforming the forgotten space under the bridge with bright colours and visually striking murals, having being awarded a £20,000 grant back in July. Choosing a vivid colour palette derived from the primary and secondary colour scale – CYMK – their mural ties in both the City of Design movement as well as acknowledging Dundee’s historic...

Graduates

19 Aug 2016

Diabetes drug could help reduce cardiovascular disease.

The world’s most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug, Metformin, may be ‘repurposed’ to treat non-diabetic conditions according to researchers from the University of Dundee. The international study led by Professor Chim Lang and Dr Graham Rena at the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Dundee suggests that there is now strong evidence that the drug exhibits an anti-inflammatory action which may prove significant in non-diabetic cardiovascular disease. Inflammation is understood to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) but existing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID...

Diabetes drug could help reduce cardiovascular disease.