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2014-03-28 13:39:33

A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee. The research team led by Dr Miratul Muqit had previously discovered that mutations in two genes – called PINK1 and Parkin – lead to Parkinson's. Now they have made a completely unexpected discovery about the way the two genes interact, which...

2013-11-27 09:57:23

UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol. However, mice with a genetic mutation to the gene Gabrb1 overwhelmingly preferred drinking alcohol over water, choosing to...

2013-02-27 08:23:13

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and DUNDEE, Scotland, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FINCAD, the leading provider of OTC derivatives pricing and risk solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Dundee has joined FINCAD's Academic Endowment Program. As part of this program, the comprehensive cross-asset analytics software FINCAD Analytics Suite for Excel will be integrated into the university's commodity trading and strategic optimization course at its Centre for Energy, Petroleum and...

2012-02-03 12:24:36

Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified fexinidazole as a possible, much-needed, new treatment for the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is named after William Leishman, a Glasgwegian doctor serving with the British Army in India, who first identified the parasite in the early 1900s. The disease is the second biggest killer in Africa, Asia and Latin America after malaria, and affects 500,000 people, killing about 50-60,000 patients per year. Current...

2011-10-26 02:00:00

--WIPO Re:Search, A New Consortium of Public and Private Sector Organizations, Drives Research and Development Partnerships with Neglected Tropical Disease Researchers-- Geneva press conference to launch WIPO Re:Search on October 26, 2011 at 10:30 CEST will be webcast live http://www.bvgh.org/WIPO-ReSearch-Webcast.aspx GENEVA, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in an unprecedented collaboration with leading pharmaceutical...

Face-to-face With An Ancient Human
2011-10-21 03:29:42

A reconstruction based on the skull of Norway´s best-preserved Stone Age skeleton makes it possible to study the features of a boy who lived outside Stavanger 7,500 years ago. “It is hoped that this reconstruction is a good likeness and that, if someone who knew him in life had been presented with this restoration, they would hopefully have recognized the face”, says Jenny Barber, an MSc student at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She has scientifically rebuilt the...

2011-09-01 07:25:00

SEATTLE and DUNDEE, Scotland, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aridhia Informatics Ltd and Glencoe Software have formed a strategic partnership to create innovative products to aid the development of personalized therapies and deliver improved patient outcomes. Anticipating an increased focus on stratified medicine in coming years, the two companies will work together to create products for the international healthcare, life and biomedical science markets using real-world clinical, genetic...

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2011-05-10 10:45:01

Who would want to steal thousands of bees? That is what police in the Scottish region of Tayside would like to know. Four beehives containing British black bees were seen being taken away by two men from the grounds of a medical school in the city of Dundee, Reuters is reporting. Dr. Chris Connolly, the lead researcher, reported the bees missing Sunday. In a statement he described the bees as "very unique" and said they should be easy to identify if they are resold. The Center for...

2010-06-02 13:19:00

LONDON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization, announced its latest collaboration with Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC), a joint venture between UK's NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. In this collaboration, Chiltern will partner with TAHSC to conduct and support Proof of Concept and Translational Medicine studies. Chiltern will draw upon many parts of TAHSC, including the Clinical Research Centre...

2010-03-31 13:41:02

Scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee - working together with partners at the University of York and the Structural Genomics Consortium in Toronto - have made a major breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a fatal disease which infects tens of thousands of Africans each year. Their findings, published in the latest edition of the world's leading scientific journal Nature, describe a new approach to tackling the fatal parasitic disease human African...