100 years on - The part ethics played for army doctors in World War One

Ethics expert Carwyn Hooper asks: should doctors act differently in wartime?

His article has been published on the current affairs website The Conversation which aims to bring expert academic opinions to a wider audience.The full article A century on, do civilian and military medical ethics differ? can be read here


St George’s comes third in UK for graduate starting salaries in poll

Graduate salaries from students at St George’s, University of London are third in the UK, according to data from a leading consumer magazine.

The information comes from Which? in a ranking of the UK universities whose students earn the most money on average six months after graduation - part of the annual Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey.


New research finds a way to predict which HIV patients will respond better to future therapeutic vaccine

A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimentalimmune activating vaccine.

Experts at St George’s, University of London, and Norwegian vaccine company, Bionor Pharma Researchers, believe the findings might lead to a more customised vaccine for certain patients, which potentially might permit them to come off antiretrovirals, drugs used to treat HIV.


A glorious celebration of a new generation of healthcare professionals

The class of 2014 has graduated from St George’s and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers.

On one of the hottest days of the year, 490 students graduated at the presentation ceremony at London’s Barbican on Thursday 17 July. Degrees were given for the four and five-year MBBS Medicine courses, the BSc in Biomedical Science, the BSc in Healthcare Science (20 students specialising in Cardiac Physiology and three specialising in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology) the BSc in Biomedical Informatics, and those studying intercalated BSc degrees at St George’s. Postgraduate diplomas and certificates were also awarded. Sajjaad Ismail, who graduated in MBBS medicine, said: "I can't believe I've finally graduated. I'm sad to leave St George's but excited for the new chapter in my life starting as a trainee doctor next week in the Fairfield General Hospital in Manchester."Fahmin Khaleque, who graduated in Biomedical Sciences and is from Bangladesh, said: "Today has been overwhelming and I'm excited for the future. I'm looking forward to coming back to St George's to study medicine."Shashank Sivji, who graduated in intercalated BSc Medicine, said: " It's a really proud day today. It's nice to see everyone today before everyone leaves for different places and new adventures."


Experts to combat the potential ‘health catastrophe’ of deadly tuberculosis among people with diabetes

New research aims to estimate the benefits of different ways to carry out screening both patients with tuberculosis (TB) for diabetes and the other way around in parts of the world where both diseases are common.

Those who live in urban areas and on low incomes in less well-off countries are especially at risk of developing TB.