*EASTBIO* Defining novel transport mechanisms for volume-regulating corticosteroids in the collecting duct of the kidney.

Corticosteroids are critical volume-regulating hormones which target the collecting duct of the kidney where they rapidly alter Na+ and H2O transport, a process which underpins the “fine-tuning” of total body Na+ balance and maintains our circulating volume. Under physiological conditions …

24th November 2020 | news


Diabetes Educational Meeting

The School of Medicine is delighted to continue its long support of Prof Ian Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, and Merck in running a Post-Graduate educational meeting,  ‘Expanding the Benefits of Metformin: Research and Clinical Update’ which took place on …

17th November 2020 | news


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

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


Obituary – Alan Gibb

Alan Gibb, a former Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews and instrumental in the introduction of the OSCE, has passed away.

29th September 2020 | news


Young Academy of Scotland

Dr Gozde Ozakinci has been invited to be a member of RSE Young Academy of Scotland.  As part of this membership, Dr Ozakinci will work on connecting various disciplines with the aim of facilitating signposting and social prescribing activities

29th September 2020 | news


Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic

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


Masters Opportunity

Master of Research studentship: Identification of an immuno-oncology tumour microenvironment in prostate cancer biopsies that predict aggressive disease About the Project: The early and accurate diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer is crucial for effective treatment strategies. It is imperative …

31st July 2020 | news


ECLS trial shows reduction in late-stage diagnoses of lung cancer

Lung cancer affects more than 5000 people every year in Scotland and within a year 4000 have died, usually because the diagnosis is made too late for curative treatment. Now results from the Early detection of Cancer of the Lung …

31st July 2020 | news


Research identifies how doctor-patient interactions can increase physical activity

Patients are open to have conversations about physical activity programmes in the community to improve their health, if recommended by their doctor, new research led by the University of St Andrews has found. The research, funded by the NHS Fife Endowment …

22nd July 2020 | news


RECOVERY trial initial findings

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