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Latest News for 08/2019

July 2019

  • Grahame Hardie, Diana Vara-Ciruelos and Fiona Russell
    10 Jul 2019

    Prof. Grahame Hardie and two of his co-workers, Diana Vara-Ciruelos and Fiona Russell, have published a review in the journal Open Biology with a title inspired by the classic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Their article discusses the controversial role in cancer of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which was first defined and named by Prof. Hardie at the University of Dundee in the late 1980s.

April 2019

  • Professor Doreen Cantrell and Professor Grahame Hardie
    17 Apr 2019

    Researchers from the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology in the School have shown that a drug previously used to treat Type 2 diabetes could potentially be used to protect against cancer. A study carried out by Professors Grahame Hardie and Doreen Cantrell has shown that the drug phenformin protects mice against a type of cancer called T-cell lymphoma. It does this by switching on the protein AMPK, which was first defined by Professor Hardie in the 1980s. Subsequent research at Dundee showed a link between AMPK and cancer.

July 2017

  • 19 Jul 2017

    A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of `energy sensor’ in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative `fuels’. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high.

April 2017

  • 19 Apr 2017

    School of Life Sciences scientists have won a hat-trick of funding awards from the Wellcome Trust that will see more than £6million invested in their research. Professors Doreen Cantrell, Mark Field and Grahame Hardie have been successful in winning grants from Wellcome. 

July 2016

February 2013

  • 05 Feb 2013

    A review in Nature by Grahame Hardie of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology at CLS and Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin) suggests that AMPK-activating drugs have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

April 2012

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