University of Dundee

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March 2017

  • 29 Mar 2017

    Juliana Oliveira De Souza, a visiting student from Brazil on the Science without Borders programme has had the work she conducted in Dundee published in the highly-respected journal ChemMedChem. Juliana undertook the third year of her undergraduate degree in Dundee as part of the 2015/16 BSc Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery degree programme.

  • 27 Mar 2017

    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over 10 million deaths by 2050, more than deaths from cancer or deaths from diabetes, road traffic accidents and cholera combined. A crucial part of the solution is to find new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and replace existing treatments which have become ineffective, often through over

  • 24 Mar 2017

    Researchers, including those from Professor Tom Owen-Hughes lab in GRE, have recently published a study which visualises the complex interactions of the molecular machines that control chromatin organisation. The research utilised data collected from the Schools’ newly established cryo-electron microscopy facility, which opens the possibility to other scientists to use this technology for their own research. 

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The School of Life Sciences Prizes were presented today at the Research Symposium in Crieff. Each of the judging panels commented on the high standard and quality of the entries submitted which exemplifies the research excellence and outstanding public engagement taking place in the School.

  • 13 Mar 2017

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have reported a major breakthrough in targeting the causes of many diseases, using a `kiss of death’ to destroy proteins which had previously been regarded as `undruggable’. Much is known about proteins such as Ras and Myc, which are known to be culpable in human cancer, and Huntingtin, which causes Huntingdon’s disease, but as yet they have proved stubbornly resistant to efforts to find ways of tackling them with drugs.

  • HerStory of Science
    10 Mar 2017

    HerStory of Science opened at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee on Friday, 3rd March with some of the descendants of those featured in attendance. A series of outdoor posters consider the early history of women's contributions to science from a local perspective.

  • TS ribozyme
    06 Mar 2017

    Professor David Lilley most recent research findings have been published in Nature Chemical Biology today. The paper describes the crystal structure of a new ribozyme (called TS). Ribozymes are RNA molecules that act like enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions. The great majority of enzymes are made of proteins, but a small sub-set are made of RNA (a close chemical cousin of the familiar DNA).

  • 06 Mar 2017

    Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration or repair.