4 Aug 2017

UV light treatment offers better outcomes for skin disease sufferers

Routine prescribing of UV light treatment for severe skin conditions could significantly reduce the use of steroid creams and tablets while improving patient outcomes, according to new research from the University of Dundee. Patients who experience the most severe forms of diseases such as psoriasis or eczema find their lives blighted by their conditions. Steroid creams are frequently prescribed but these can cause quite serious side effects and, in the case of bad psoriasis or eczema, can prove inadequate to bring the disease under control. In such instances patients may be referred to a dermatologist for...

UV light treatment offers better outcomes for skin disease sufferers

3 Aug 2017

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

Babies have the capacity to learn from social experiences in their first days of life, a new study from Psychology researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed. The study, which involved more than 80 infants, demonstrated that they showed signs of learning from repeated social interactions even in their first two days. Researchers administered the `still face procedure’, a well-established technique where someone interacting with the child essentially freezes in the middle of the conversation and ignores them for a few minutes. The babies became distressed (something that also happens in olde...

Babies learn from day one, new study shows

1 Aug 2017

Student to develop new sign language for science

A University of Dundee student is taking matters into his own hands this summer as he develops new sign language for specialist biological terms currently missing from formal British Sign Language (BSL). Liam Mcmulkin, a second year Life Sciences student who has been deaf since birth, came up with the idea after becoming frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in BSL. BSL is used by approximately 87,000 people across the UK but the scientific lexicon effectively stops at advanced higher level/A-level in school, meaning complex terms which are used in cutting-edge research have to be spelled out ...

Student to develop new sign language for science

1 Aug 2017

Elevator to open Centre of Entrepreneurship in Dundee

In a unique collaboration with the University of Dundee, Elevator is set to open the doors of its latest Centre of Entrepreneurship and is calling for applicants to take part in a new business Accelerator programme. Designed to promote and support creative, innovation-driven companies from across Dundee, Tayside and beyond, the centre – located within the University of Dundee campus – represents a £250,000 investment by Elevator, the University and other key partners. The new centre will aim to drive innovation within businesses and commercialise new and existing technologies across many ...

Elevator to open Centre of Entrepreneurship in Dundee

31 Jul 2017

Dundee to lead on evaluation of new model for supervision of midwives

The University of Dundee is to lead on evaluation of a new model of clinical supervision for midwives in Scotland which has been funded by the Scottish Government’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and UK Government response to the Morecambe Bay Inquiry has been to separate supervision of midwives from regulation.  All four CNOs and Ministers agreed on the need to preserve the supportive aspects of supervision in practice.   In Scotland, an employer-led model of clinical supervision for midwives has been co-produced with key stakeholders.  Implementa...

Dundee to lead on evaluation of new model for supervision of midwives