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Medical Research Inspiration for Scottish School Pupils

Today’s school pupils could be engaged in pioneering and life-changing laboratory work in just a few years.

That was the message from Medical Research Scotland, which hosted a special event in Dundee today to inspire more young people to pursue careers in this exciting field.

Over 80 senior school pupils and teachers from across Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, Lothians and Perthshire took part in the ‘Meet the Researcher’ showcase, organised by Medical Research Scotland and hosted by Dundee Science Centre for the fourth year in a row.

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Vivomotion Animations Showcase Groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research

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Showcasing scientific research at conferences is nothing new for academics but, when presented with a chance to speak to the general public, the quality of the lecture needs to step up a gear.

Such was the challenge facing Professor Miratul Muqit from the University of Dundee’s MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit who was to be awarded the prestigious 2018 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture in recognition of his research into Parkinson’s Disease.

With the event at The Royal Society in London approaching, Miratul was looking to give a clear and engaging lecture. What’s more, as a public lecture, it was essential that his presentation not only appealed to scientists but was relevant for a broader audience.

Professor Muqit and Dr Mhairi Towler

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Just Judith Design: Dundee Woman’s Business Journey

(Blog for Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee)

‘Isolated’, ‘in need of support’ and ‘on the verge of giving up’ – these were the sentiments of one of the first women to embark on the Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee programme.

That was back in April 2017.

Fast forward almost two years and Dundee-based designer and maker Judith McDowall is feeling inspired, motivated and making significant progress with her textiles business, Just Judith Design.

Judith McDowall (credit: Marta Krakowiecka, 4x M Photography)


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Temperatures Rise as Businesses Tackle the Menopause at Work

How should employers treat menopausal women in the workplace?

This, and other questions, will be addressed and debated on the first day of the world’s only Menopause Festival, taking place in Perth in April 2019.

With the first day of the event aimed at Human Resources professionals, line managers , trade unions and employment lawyers, the ‘Menopause at Work’ seminar will explore the rights of women and their employers’ obligations, menopause policies and how the menopause impacts on women’s economic participation at a national level.

Kate Wyatt

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Operation: Tomorrow!

From 3D printed prosthetics to virtual reality clothing offering a glimpse inside the human body, Dundee Science Centre will reveal an insight into the future of medicine and healthcare in a mind-boggling new show launching next week.

‘Operation Tomorrow’, which runs from Monday 11 February until Monday 1 April 2019, will allow visitors to take on the role of a robot surgeon, see inside the human body with augmented reality, and discover the part video games can play in healthier living.

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