5 Apr 2016

`Double agent’ cells survival factor revealed

A group of `double agent’ cells, which both protect us from some infections while also contributing to tissue damage in various inflammatory conditions, could be manipulated to offer a new approach to treating conditions such as asthma, following research led by the University of Dundee. Researchers led by Professor Colin Watts in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee have uncovered a critical survival factor for a group of white blood cells called eosinophils. “Eosinophils play a key role in our immune system, protecting us from some infectious agents but, less desirably, also contributing to ...

`Double agent’ cells survival factor revealed

5 Apr 2016

Textile Student Leads Dundee’s Fashion Revolution

A University of Dundee student is calling on the people of Dundee to join the Fashion Revolution. Lucy Caster, a second year Textile Design student, was inspired by the film ‘True Cost’, a provocative documentary examining how the price of clothing has been constantly decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have been rising. The film led her to contact organisers of the global Fashion Revolution. She is now one of over 60 Fashion Revolution Ambassadors worldwide, with Lucy representing Dundee. Lucy said, “The film really makes you think about fast fashion and it ha...

Textile Student Leads Dundee’s Fashion Revolution

30 Mar 2016

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize. Professor Cantrell has been chosen to receive the 2017 Novartis Medal and Prize by the Awards Committee of the Biochemical Society. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of contributions to the development of any branch of biochemistry and is open to candidates of any nationality working in the UK and Ireland. Professor Cantrell holds a Chair in Cellular I...

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell

28 Mar 2016

Olympians lend their weight to Iona’s curling study

Some of Scotland’s greatest curlers have lent their weight to a research project being carried out by a University of Dundee student. Iona Robertson, an Intercalated BMSc student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the University’s TORT Centre, has been working with members of the Men’s British Curling Team from the 2014 Winter Olympics to examine the stresses placed on the knees of people playing the sport. Olympians David Murdoch, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow have all helped Iona with her project, taking part in sessions at the ice rink at The Peak sports village in Stirl...

Olympians lend their weight to Iona’s curling study

28 Mar 2016

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures

Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by the University of Dundee on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). Xodus is undertaking the project in order to develop analysis methods and design guidance for the removal of subsea structures used in the oil and gas industry. The project will examine the decommissioning of shallow foundations on clay seabeds. Aberdeen-based OGIC has paired the company with the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering, which will carry...

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures