22 Apr 2016

`Phenomenal’ performance brings UK competition win for Dundee student

A performance described as `phenomenal’ by judges has seen University of Dundee medical student Theron Ng win a major UK competition. Theron, a fourth-year student who is from Malaysia, was one of over 100 students taking part in the National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition, which tests students on their knowledge of neuroscience, neurosurgery and neurology. All of the students were asked to complete a practical and written exam in the competition staged at Southampton General Hospital. Theron achieved the highest score of all the competitors, leading one member of the organising committee to ...

`Phenomenal’ performance brings UK competition win for Dundee student

20 Apr 2016

Art exhibition poses questions on the issue of fracking

The University of Dundee’s Centrespace Gallery will be home to a new contemporary art exhibition, honing in on the contested operation of fracking. ‘When The Future Was About Fracking’ opens tomorrow and is an immersive installation by Paris-based artists’ group HeHe. It depicts a doomed landscape after extensive hydraulic fracking. They will use the space to display leaky hissing ghostly wellheads. This will also mark HeHe’s first ever exhibition in Scotland. The exhibition has been curated by internationally renowned Rob La Frenais, in collaboration with Cooper Gallery, Dunc...

Art exhibition poses questions on the issue of fracking

20 Apr 2016

New trial aims to prevent type 1 diabetes

A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in Dundee. The autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT) is led by Professor Terence Wilkin, of the University of Exeter Medical School, with support from colleagues at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. It will be launched at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Tuesday, 19th April. Initial funding of $1.7 million is being provided by JDRF, the leading global organisation backing type 1 diabetes research. The study aims to contact all 6,400 fam...

New trial aims to prevent type 1 diabetes

18 Apr 2016

New book aims to help international students’ transition to their new country

A new book, co-edited by a University of Dundee academic, explores the educational and life challenges that international students face and sets out practical ways to help them prosper in their new surroundings. ‘Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education’, will be officially launched at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Tuesday, 26th April. Edited and written by Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, of the Centre for Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) at Dundee, and The Open University’s Dr Bart Rienties, the...

New book aims to help international students’ transition to their new country

17 Apr 2016

Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension

`Tennis elbow’ is a condition that affects almost half of all tennis players in their lifetime. Now a study by researchers at the University of Dundee has revealed for the first time that reducing racquet string tension can reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rami Abboud and his team at the University’s Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) examined the forces placed on the elbow of tennis players while they executed simulated backhand strokes. They found that increasing string tension placed greater load on the elbow, thereby increasing the risk of injury. “Tennis elbow, or l...

Tennis elbow risk could be eased by reduced tension