Spotlight on Science talk on 28 November: Making medicines in tobacco plants

Wednesday 28 November 6pm-7.30pm

Making medicines in tobacco plants - cultivating cures for global health


Better sex education urgently needed for at-risk teenagers, researchers say

Sexually active teenagers who were offered rapid, confidential chlamydia testing and same-day treatment at college mostly did not take up the offer, largely due to ignorance about the risks. 

Only 10-13% of students in three London-based further education colleges responded to messages inviting them for on-site testing.


Researchers to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks, thanks to BHF grant

Scientists at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Leeds, are to carry out a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of a having a heart attack.

Professor Tom Quinn has been awarded £196,500 by the British Heart Foundation to identify when ambulance crews should perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on patients with suspected heart attack.


Student contributes to Grenfell community cookbook

Our student Jay Bharj contributed personal recipes to a charity cookbook launched last month with the support of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

The book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, celebrates the power of cooking and sharing food to bring communities together.


Academic awarded Honorary Fellowship from College of Paramedics

A leading researcher in cardiac care has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the College of Paramedics.

Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Tom Quinn, lead for the Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research Group in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education which is run jointly by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, was nominated for the award by paramedic colleagues in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contribution to improving and advancing paramedic practice and, in turn, improving both patient care and population health.