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Diabetes drug could delay symptoms of Huntington’s disease A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have therapeutic benefits for people experiencing the very earliest symptoms of Huntington’s disease, researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered. Principal takes on 64-mile challenge to raise funds and awareness for student wellbeing and mental health Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal of the University of Dundee, will embark on a 64-mile challenge later this week in a bid to raise funds and awareness for student mental health and wellbeing. The Principal’s Challenge 2018, taking place on Friday, will include a 60-mile ‘Tour de Tay’ cycle via Perth, a row across the River Tay from Wormit to Broughty Ferry, and a 5k fun run on the University of Dundee city campus
Surgical robots and virtual reality – the future of medical training Surgical robots, virtual reality headsets and interactive anatomy stations are among the hi-tech innovations that feature in a new medical education training centre developed by the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and industry partners Medtronic. State-of-the-art CT-Scanner to help thousands A new CT-Scanner which could improve the chances of detecting life-threatening diseases earlier will be unveiled next week at the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine in Ninewells.
New TV murder investigation series features University forensic expert Dundee University forensic scientist Dr Helen Meadows will be sharing her expertise in a new ten-part TV series looking at the role of the police and other experts in some of the most challenging murder cases in the UK and USA. Major European Forensic Science award for Dundee Professor Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the University of Dundee, has been named the recipient of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award.
Researcher to showcase the future of crime scenes New technology may be able to help build a better picture of crime scenes, according to University of Dundee's Roy Mudie, who will discuss the future of crime scene investigation at a Café Science event next week. Discovery aids disease elimination efforts Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major neglected tropical diseases, a discovery that contributes towards a global drive to eliminate these diseases by 2030.
Removal of GP `pay-for-performance’ incentives associated with decline in quality of care The removal of financial incentives for doctors working in primary care is associated with a decline in performance on quality measures, according to new findings by researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge, and staff from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Community Innovation Fund Information Sessions A series of information and advice sessions are being held across Dundee this month for interested applicants and members of the public to find out more about NHS Tayside’s Community Innovation Fund.
UBIQUIGENT AWARDED INNOVATE UK GRANT, CLOSES FURTHER ROUND OF INVESTMENT AND STRENGTHENS MANAGEMENT TEAM Ubiquigent Limited, a company focused on enabling and supporting ubiquitin system targeted drug discovery announced today that it was awarded a new grant from Innovate UK as part of its Investor Accelerator Pilot to support a project entitled; ‘The development of novel compounds to seed a neurodegeneration drug discovery programme’. The programme provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies. Professor James Ferguson recognised with prestigious award Former consultant dermatologist Professor James Ferguson has been awarded the 2018 Sir Archibald Gray Medal by the British Association of Dermatologists.
New comic shares the gift of organ donation The tragic death of a University of Dundee lecturer’s son, whose organ donation renewed the lives of nine strangers, has inspired a new comic that aims to get the public talking about life after death. Festival of the Future marks another exciting step in Dundee’s reinvention A major new national festival exploring the space between science, music, art and design will take place at the University of Dundee for the first time this autumn as the city’s cultural regeneration continues.
Improvement by design at Ninewells Emergency Department Medical and Design students from the University of Dundee have worked together to improve patient experience in the Emergency Department at Ninewells Hospital.