Launch of UNITE4TB partnership marks a new era in Tuberculosis treatment development

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Scientists from the University of St Andrews Infection and Global Health Research Division at the School of Medicine will play a key role in UNITE4TB, a global partnership to accelerate the development of new Tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens, as part of …

15th July 2021 | igh


New St. Andrews PhD graduate finds a future in antimicrobial research

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  It’s graduation season at St. Andrews and a new batch of PhD students are finally crossing the “finish line”.  Among those is Kerry Falconer, a PhD student from the Infection and Global Health division.    Kerry started at St. …

29th June 2021 | igh


Research team looking at the use of UVC light to kill viruses

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New research is analysing the use of UVC light to see if it can prevent the transmission of airborne viruses. The project was awarded an Innovate UK Grant of £296,000 to investigate the safety and efficacy of UVC light.    …

9th June 2021 | igh


European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Symposium

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Stephen Gillespie joined distinguished international colleagues on a European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Symposium “Tuberculosis: Bringing new science to diagnostics”.  Speaking were Professors Ulrika Simmonson from University of Uppsala (Pharmacometrics) Jan-Willem Alffenaar from the University of …

19th May 2021 | igh


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