University of Dundee

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November 2016

  • Professor Alan Fairlamb
    03 Nov 2016

    A newly identified method of activating drugs to combat one of the world’s most destructive `neglected’ diseases could lead to better medicines according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and an estimated 40,000 deaths annually, making it the second biggest parasitic killer after malaria. The vast majority of cases are seen in seven countries - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan.

May 2016

  • 24 May 2016

    A drug that has already been approved for treatment of tuberculosis could also be a powerful tool to combat another of the developing world’s major diseases, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and 48,000 deaths annually. The vast majority of cases are seen in six countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan.

October 2013

May 2012

  • 15 May 2012

    Life sciences researchers in Dundee are being held up as pioneers of the research and innovation that is making the city "a life sciences hub dedicated to exhilarating research and extraordinary impact." In his column in The Lancet (Vol 379, May 12, 2012), Offline, Richard Horton names names, and is not shy in his praise for the University:  

February 2012

April 2011

February 2011