7 Jul 2016

Alan Alda lends support to Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Alan Alda, the famed actor and passionate advocate of communicating the benefits of science, has lent his support to the newly launched Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Alan rose to international fame playing Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television series M*A*S*H, and wrote and directed many of the episodes. He continues to take prominent roles, earning great reviews this year for his roles in Steven Spielberg’s `Bridge of Spies’ and in Louis CK’s groundbreaking web series `Horace and Pete’. For well over 20 years he has also wo...

Alan Alda lends support to Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

6 Jul 2016

HM The Queen opens Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, saw some of the world-leading forensic techniques being developed at the University, such as hands identification, innovative fingerprinting and a new generation of lifesaving smoke alarms. The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science has been established at the University with a £10million award from the Leverhulme Trust. The Leverhulme Centre builds on the University’s reputation as one of the world’s...

HM The Queen opens Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science

6 Jul 2016

Superhero Drs the focus of comic conference

The unlikely duo of comics and health care will be discussed at a special conference at the University of Dundee. Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages and Pages, is the world’s only conference that brings together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of medicine and comic art. The event will investigate the interaction between comics and healthcare in relation to performance. The conference will consider the need often felt by clinicians and patients alike to live up to prescribed roles and the various ways in which comic art can address these issues. Keynote sessions will be led by American cartoonist and...

Superhero Drs the focus of comic conference

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