Scientists discover cause of rare skin cancer that heals itself

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 13:45

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have discovered the gene behind a rare skin cancer which grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing spontaneously, according to research published in Nature Genetics*.

The scientists, based at the University of Dundee** - part of an international collaboration reaching from Singapore to California - examined the DNA of more than 60 people with multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE) and 110 of their unaffected relatives. They discovered that the disease was caused by faults in a gene called...

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Prestigious Award for Cancer Expert

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 13:50

The University of Glasgow has awarded the 2011 Tenovus-Scotland Medal to a cancer expert from the University of Dundee.

Dr John Rouse is a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit in Dundee and has recently made several discoveries in how cells recognize and repair DNA damage to prevent mutations which can lead to cancer.

The award will be presented in June at the Scottish Chromatin Group Meeting during which Dr Rouse will deliver the 2011...

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Dundee Pupils to 'Light up the Labs' at Medical School

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 13:50

Clinical Research Centre, Ninewells Hospital
Pupils from Cragie High School will be undertaking the final days of their Light up the Lab projects
Contact Jon Urch on 07812 598394.

Secondary School pupils from two Dundee schools will receive an enlightening introduction to research skills by working closely this week with scientists at the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine.

Through the Scottish Government-funded `Light up the Lab’ project more than 20 pupils from...

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