31 Aug 2015
Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products. The protein binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, creating a super-smooth consistency.
25 Aug 2015
A group of wise-cracking academics will make the jump from lecture theatre to stage this week when they perform in front of a sell-out crowd at the world’s largest comedy festival. Six researchers will be performing at the ‘Bright Club at the Fringe’ event at BBC Potterow tent from 7pm on Wednesday, 26th August. Representing five institutions, they will be attempting to dispel the stereotype of the stuffy academic with fresh and inventive stand-up that both entertains and enlightens.
12 Aug 2015
A stage-by-stage picture of a key cellular mechanism associated with the development of Parkinson’s Disease has been captured for the first time by a research team led by the University of Dundee. The findings give further understanding of the possible causes of Parkinson’s disease and offer potential for multiple targets for therapeutics to be developed.
06 Aug 2015
Professor Mike Ferguson has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Mike said, "This prize is of particular significance to me; Professor C.C. Wang is an outstanding pioneer of molecular parasitology. He made a number of seminal discoveries on the trypanosomes that cause African sleeping sickness and, together with his wife Alice, on the Giardia parasites that cause a form of dysentery.
05 Aug 2015
University of Dundee scientist Professor Kate Storey has been appointed one of 19 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders.
05 Aug 2015
A mechanism that is responsible for the drug susceptibility of parasites that cause devastating diseases, known as nagana in cattle and sleeping sickness in humans, has been identified for the first time in a research breakthrough led by the University of Dundee. African trypanosomiasis is an infection affecting both animals and humans. It can have a devastating impact, particularly in rural areas, and is the most economically important livestock disease in Africa, where it is known as `nagana’.