St George’s in genomes project to fight cancer and rare diseases

Patients in the UK will be the first in the world to participate in an ambitious programme to sequence 100,000 genomes as part of a “paradigm shift” in healthcare focusing on the genetic causes of disease.


Research at St George’s ranked fourth in the UK for global impact

The Research Excellence Framework (REF), a new national assessment of research at UK universities has ranked St George’s, University of London, as fourth for impact of its research on the global community.


Drugs used for impotence could treat vascular dementia?

Scientists are to explore whether drugs usually used to treat erectile problems by expanding blood vessels could become the next major way to tackle the dementia epidemic.


Cheap malaria drug could treat colorectal cancer effectively too, say experts

Medical experts say a common malaria drug could have a significant impact on colorectal cancer providing a cheap adjunct to current expensive chemotherapy.


Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research

Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radiotherapy treatment the growths can virtually disappear


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