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Val McDermid Award to celebrate crime writing course success Best-selling author Val McDermid has lent her name to a prize recognising the top student on a University of Dundee course for aspiring crime writers. Men in Nursing report explores ways of encouraging males to join profession While nursing is increasingly viewed as a worthwhile and rewarding career for both men and women, the perception of nursing as an inherently female profession is still a barrier to more males entering nursing, according to a new report from researchers at Scottish universities.
Dundee Science Centre Looks to Local Communities to Shape Future   Just weeks after unveiling the outcome of a £2M fundraising campaign, in the form of a new exhibition and science learning suite, Dundee Science Centre has secured £1.45M to transform the visitor attraction into an even more accessible community hub The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Ninewells Hospital has achieved Unicef Baby Friendly accreditation. Baby Friendly accreditation is based on a set of standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal and children’s centres services. They are designed to provide parents with the best possible care to build close and loving relationships with their baby and to feed their baby in ways which will support their health and development.
Top of the plots: New allotments take root on campus Students at the University of Dundee are being encouraged to think earthworm instead of bookworm following the creation of new allotments on campus. Funding boost for University of Dundee researcher One of the UK’s leading researchers into Parkinson’s disease has received a major funding award to continue with his groundbreaking work.
Discovery of a new potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis - one of the world’s major neglected diseases A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome. Tayside dietitian wins national award An NHS Tayside dietetic manager has been presented with an award by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) in recognition of her contribution to the profession.
Exploring the psychology of newborns The psychological importance of the first few days of life will be explored at an international gathering of researchers at the University of Dundee next week. New outpatient text reminder service NHS Tayside is introducing a new outpatient text reminder system to help patients remember their appointment details and reduce the number of missed appointments.
Fungal cells targeted by bacteria’s ‘poison arrows’ A deadly weapon used by bacteria to eliminate one another is also used against fungal cells, researchers from the University of Dundee have discovered Scientists solve puzzle of the cellular ‘Mexican wave’ An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee.
Diabetes trial to test virtual coaching Help for people living with Type 2 diabetes could be just a tap away thanks to a pioneering project launched by the University of Dundee. Dundee research could prompt changes in cancer treatment Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed new drug modelling systems that could herald changes in the way patients are treated for the UK’s deadliest form of cancer.
Air pollution levels linked to `spikes’ in hospital and GP visits Air pollution has been clearly linked to spikes in breathing problem-related admissions to hospitals and visits to GPs in a research project conducted at the University of Dundee.