World TB Day – 24 March 2021

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Globally, Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease agent.  Our sustained research in St Andrews over the last 10 years (on the disease and the pathogen responsible) has developed global capacity to improve tuberculosis …

24th March 2021 | igh


Arclight Project Educational Videos Release

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The Arclight Project using funds from a GCRF grant have recently revamped their website – http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/arclight/.  This has coincided with release of instructional videos on the site as well as the University YouTube channel  The videos demonstrate the broad diagnostic …

19th March 2021 | igh


Funding awarded for TB research

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The St Andrews tuberculosis research group together with global health partners have won a €4.9 million grant from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  Led by Prof Kogieleum Naidoo, of CAPRISA in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the TRiAD consortium seeks to determine how …

29th December 2020 | igh


St Andrews academic co-opted to support UK Covid-19 response

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Dr Muge Cevik from the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews has been appointed to support the UK Government’s scientific advisory group. She has been co-opted to NERVTAG (New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group) as a …

11th November 2020 | Covid-19


Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic

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It is inexcusable to open nonessential services for adults this summer if it forces students to remain at home even part-time this fall.   As communities and families navigate the complicated issues around reopening schools, experts argue that children returning …

11th August 2020 | Covid-19


RECOVERY trial initial findings

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Dr Devesh Dhasmana, the lead for NHS Fife in the national clinical RECOVERY trial which aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has recently been speaking to Kingdom FM on their …

16th July 2020 | Covid-19


Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

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Dr Derek Sloan is working closely with colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in order to develop a series of adverts and programmes for Ugandan television about Covid-19.  These broadcasts are being transmitted on …

3rd June 2020 | Covid-19


Covid-19 – Ask the experts

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During April and May 2020, ‘three ask the expert’ sessions were held for staff to answer their queries on Covid-19. These were introduced by Prof Stephen Gethins. The panel included Prof Stephen Gillespie and Dr Devesh Dhasmana from the division …

20th April 2020 | Covid-19


Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference

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From the 23rd-27th February 2020, Damilola Oresegun, PhD student with Dr Janet Cox Singh attended the Molecular Approaches to Malaria (MAM) conference in Lorne, Australia.  Taking place every 4 years, MAM aims to present the latest molecular advances in malaria …

18th March 2020 | igh


Dorothy Miller bursary presentations: Sharing experiences in Malawi

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The three students who were awarded Dorothy Miller Bursaries this year, Sofia Garcia Agudo, Sarah Alvi and Sarah Eshkour, gave great presentations about their experiences in Malawi this summer to an audience of interested second year students and members of …

7th October 2019 | igh