Experts at St George’s join crucial Ebola vaccine test on humans

Scientists based at St George’s, University of London, have joined an international consortium to conduct a clinical trial to test an Ebola vaccine in Africa.

The first results are projected to be available just a few weeks after the first vaccination, enabling a decision to be made about whether the vaccine can be introduced into affected West African communities.

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St George’s comes second in national job prospects survey

A national survey into the chances of finding graduate-level employment after leaving university has placed St George’s, University of London, second in the UK.

The figures from the Complete University Guide show the proportion of graduates who are in in professional posts or postgraduates study six months after leaving university.

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St George’s rises into the Top 200 best universities in the world

October 2 2014For the first time St George’s, University of London, has been ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world in a new authoritative survey by the Times Higher Education magazine.

In the World University Rankings 2014-2015, St George’s has been placed at 196th globally. Last year the University was placed in the 201- 225 bracket without an individual placing. It focuses on truly global institutions with both influence in leading research and outstanding teaching.

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Eating breakfast daily may help to prevent early development of diabetes risk in children

Children who eat breakfast daily have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who skip it or only eat it occasionally, says new research.

They also found that among children eating breakfast, those who eat a high-fibre breakfast cereal also have lower type 2 diabetes risk profiles, indicated by blood samples revealing insulin resistance, compared to children who eat a breakfast with a lower fibre content.

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Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers

Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes.

Diabetes, which affects 3.7million people in the UK, can cause damage to a person’s blood vessels and nerves, especially if their blood sugar is poorly controlled, leading to poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy.

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