Feel the beat: implanted microlasers scan heart from inside

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Leading an interdisciplinary team of scientists, Dr Samantha Pitt of the School of Medicine and Dr Marcel Schubert and Professor Malte Gather of the School of Physics at the University of St Andrews, embedded tiny lasers into individual heart cells, and …

22nd June 2020 | cmed


World’s biggest study of left-handedness

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From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations. However, the prevalence of people who favour their left hand over their right has always been …

3rd April 2020 | cmed


Head of BHF Scotland visits St Andrews

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  On the 27th February James Joplin, the new Head of BHF Scotland visited the University of St Andrews to see the cutting edge medical and biomedical research carried out at the university. During the visit he met a number …

4th March 2020 | cmed


International Society for Zinc Biology 2019 meeting and Kyoto Lab Visit

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3rd year BHF-funded PhD student Amy Dorward (Pitt lab) and Dr Gavin Robertson (PDRA; Pitt lab) visited Prof Hiroshi Takeshima’s lab at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyoto University, Japan between 9th August – 14th September 2019. During this …

10th October 2019 | cmed


Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis Launch

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Early diagnosis key to survival   A new institute, created to help improve earlier diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental health and infection, has been launched at the University of St Andrews.   Early diagnosis is key in effective treatment, …

24th September 2019 | cmed


Parliamentary Links Day

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Dr Silvia Paracchini was invited to represent the Young Academy of Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh at Parliamentary Links Day in Westminster.  The event hosted by the Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon John Bercow, included speeches …

26th June 2019 | cmed


GapSummit 2019

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Filippo Abbondanza recently participated in GapSummit 2019 at the Broad Institute (Boston, https://gapsummit.com/).  GapSummit is a highly selective event (100 participants over 1,000 applications) where young professionals/students are exposed to top academics (Nobel Prizes and other famous Professors) as well …

26th June 2019 | cmed


From lab bench to front bench

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Stephen Gethins MP, visited the School of Medicine recently as part of a the pairing scheme run by The Royal Society.

8th June 2018 | cmed