Breaking a vow, ending the union?

So Scotland voted No. It wasn’t the result I was hoping for, but the result has to be respected and considered in context. Towards the end of the debate the No campaign realised they needed to offer something tangible to voters in order to secure a clear victory. What…

3 reasons why Scotland should vote Yes

I've put together 3 general reasons why I think Scotland should vote Yes. There are lots of others, but these are the most important to me. Let me know what you think. 1. We'll always get the governments we vote for. Scotland rarely gets the government it votes for. Since…

Freehelm: Making technology work in the dissection room

Advances in hardware and software have allowed computers to permeate into virtually every aspect of our lives, but there is still an absence of fit-for-purpose computing in clinical training environments. Problem Anatomy is taught to students of medicine, dentistry and science by dissection of donor cadavers in a laboratory. The…

Dundee Aurorae

Aurora outside Dundee tonight. pic.twitter.com/zzty0NQV2f — Andrew O'Malley (@OMalleyAndrew) February 28, 2014…

The living dead: new embalming method aids surgical training

BBC News have published an interesting article about the Thiel method of embalming, which was developed in Austria and produces near life-like cadavers. We've started using this technique at the University of Dundee, and it's already chaning the way we're teaching anatomy and surgical skills. The image below shows the…