Researchers discover new genes associated with heart function

A new study from an international research team, led by Dr Yalda Jamshidi at St George’s, University of London, has identified new genes associated with heart function and development. 

An electrocardiogram (ECG), which records a heart's rhythm and electrical activity, can be used to identify life-threatening heart problems which often have a strong genetic basis. The team compared ECGs and the genetic makeup of almost 200,000 individuals to gain insight into the genetics that underlie heart rhythm. This was done using large-scale genetic association studies focusing on protein-coding parts of the genome. They chose to focus on rare variants that are often missed in large scale population studies, for follow-up.


St George's Alumnus named America's Best Doctor

Glenn Taylor, an Orthopedic Surgeon based in Connecticut, has been recognised as America's Best Doctor by yhe American Health Council. Here he talks to us about his path to success and his time at St George's.

 

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Spooky discoveries in the archives of our historic medical school

A treasure trove of spooky artefacts has been discovered in the archives of St George’s, University of London - one of the oldest healthcare and medical schools in the UK.

30 October 2017

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Potentially preventable hospital admissions for patients with intellectual disabilities revealed

People with intellectual disabilities are five times more likely to be admitted to hospital with potentially preventable conditions, new research shows.

6 October 2017

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Memorial for Professor Joan Bicknell

A memorial for Professor Joan Bicknell, the first female British professor of psychiatry and long serving St George's staff member, will be held on Thursday 19th October.

In June 2017, Joan Bicknell died at the age of 78.

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