Our Research is…

Used by scholars worldwide

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/2016 ranked St George’s best in the world for its research influence. The Times examined this by capturing the number of times a university’s published work is cited by scholars around the world.

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Tackling malaria

Researchers at St George’s are using baker’s yeast to discover how iron is controlled by the malaria parasite within the student body. This research will help find new ways to attack the parasite and understand how current drug treatments work.

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Our researchers also conducted a trial to simplify malaria treatment for children in Africa. They discovered that reducing the number of drug injections saved time and resources and could be just as effective the higher dosage.

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Helping future generations

A team from St George’s is involved in the development of a handheld device which could detect heart disease in less than 10 minutes. The new device will prevent patients from having to wait in hospital for blood test results.

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St George’s experts are taking part in research to uncover the genetic defect behind a condition that causes excessive fat to accumulate in the hips and legs. Affecting mostly women, the condition increases the likelihood of related health problems

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Researchers from St George’s have found that men who are overweight in early life can reverse the negative effects of obesity if they lose weight before they reach middle age. Having a higher BMI earlier in life did not impact on the risk of heart attack or stroke, whereas men who were obese aged 50 were more likely to suffer these.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:58