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.
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.
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.