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


Feel the beat: implanted microlasers scan heart from inside

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


Unlocking the spread of Covid-19

Medical scientists at the University of St Andrews have joined forces with data scientists Blue Hat Associates to further medical research and understanding about the spread of Covid-19 within the community. How Covid-19 spreads within the community and individual households remains …

11th June 2020 | Covid-19


Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

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


Vale: Professor David Brynmor Thomas

The School of Medicine community was saddened to learn of the recent death of former Bute Professor of Anatomy and Experimental Pathology and Chair of Anatomy, Professor David Brynmor Thomas.

29th May 2020 | news


Teaching Excellence Awards 2020

Dr Lysa Owen was one of the recipients of five Teaching Excellence Awards which were made for outstanding contributions to learning and teaching across the University. Lysa’s nomination mentioned her exceptional work in the development and delivery of inspirational teaching …

22nd May 2020 | news


Students Association Annual Teaching Awards

The Students Association held their annual teaching awards in virtual format this year, and we were delighted to see so many members of Medicine nominated by students this academic year: David Harrison – Nominated for Best Teacher Predrag Bjelogrlic – …

22nd May 2020 | news


Funding awarded from the CSO for research into Covid-19

Researchers from the School of Medicine have been awarded funding from the Government’s Chief Scientist Office following their funding call for for Scottish-led rapid research in Covid-19.   Dr Ruth Bowness will lead Multiscale mathematical model to simulate Covid-19 infection, …

30th April 2020 | Covid-19