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Dundee to welcome ISAM 2015, world’s major Congress on Addiction Medicine

The world’s major scientific conference on addiction medicine will be hosted by the University of Dundee in October 2015. The 17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress will welcome hundreds of leading experts from around the globe to Scotland. They will include representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAA), United Nations (UN) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA). Addiction and the healthcare challenges it presents is a global problem...

Slower melting ice cream in pipeline, thanks to new ingredient

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. The new ingredient could enable ice creams to keep frozen for longer in hot weather. It could also prevent gritty ice crystals from forming, ensuring a fine, smooth texture like those of luxury ice creams. The development could all...

Strathmartine project reveals Hospital Histories

The memories of people who lived and worked at Dundee’s Strathmartine Hospital have been being captured in a major heritage project, including a new documentary film which will be premiered this Friday, August 28th. Strathmartine was one of many institutions created in the nineteenth century for people with a learning disability and was closed in 2003. The Strathmartine Hospital Histories project, which has been running since July 2014, aimed to record the histories of people who lived and worked there. Around 30 former staff and residents have contributed to an oral history of their time at Strathma...

Last chance to see Masters Show 2015

Tomorrow (Sat 29th August) is the last chance to see the University of Dundee’s Masters Show 2015, with work from one of the world’s leading centres for education in medical art on display. Students come from around the globe to study the medical art postgraduate course which is offered by the University’s world renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. Medical art encompasses a wide range of applications from patient communication and information to medical teaching and training. It is also used by the pharmaceutical industry to aid in explanation of their products and by tel...

VFX Masters students form industry connections


While the Masters Show 2015 has been wowing visitors to the University of Dundee, one group of exhibiting students have been touring some of the UK’s top visual effects (VFX) studios to plan the next step in their careers. Fourteen students from the MSc Animation & Visualisation programme, whose work features in the Masters Show, have been paying a visit to big-name VFX studios in London including Framestore, Double Negative, Jellyfish Pictures, MPC and Industrial Light and Magic. This has enabled the students to hear first-hand what the studios expect from an applicant and what they look for in ...

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