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July 2016

  • 22 Jul 2016

    Embryonic stem cells have the unique ability to differentiate into the many different cell lineages found in the body.

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Dr David Booth, Programme Lead for Biological Science in Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe), has been announced the winner of the 2016 School of Life Sciences Teaching Award for Good Practice. The award is open to all staff who teach on the Life Sciences Degree Programme and is designed to recognise examples of interesting, effective, innovative practice with no other specific criteria in teaching. 

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe), School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, welcomes 12 students and 3 staff from the Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Madrid, Spain, who are participating in the Science Communication Summer School from 4-29 July 2016. 

  • 15 Jul 2016

    Altered tissue structure is a feature of many disease states and is usually measured by microscopic methods. This limits analysis to small areas so that regions with early transformation are easily missed.  Means to rapidly and quantitatively measure the structure and organisation of large tissue areas would represent a major advance not just for research but also in the clinic.  The Näthke lab worked with Prof.

  • 14 Jul 2016

    Collaboration aims to develop PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeric molecules (PROTACs) – a new therapeutic modality that is able to degrade proteins playing a central role in disease processes PROTACs and their new mechanism of action are expected to open new horizons for drug development allowing new drug targets to be accessible Research has potential to develop innovative new treatment options for patients with high medical need

  • 07 Jul 2016

    A collaboration between Dr Piers Hemsley at the University of Dundee / The James Hutton Institute and Professor Simon Turner at the University of Manchester has revealed an entirely new mechanism regulating the synthesis of cellulose in plants.  

  • 05 Jul 2016

    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.

  • 01 Jul 2016

    Researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Satpal Virdee have published the first example of genetically encodable aminooxy functionality, which can be installed site-selectively into recombinant proteins using genetic code expansion technology. The findings were published in Chembiochem this week.