University pledges openness on animal research

St George’s, University of London endorses the need for transparency in animal research and accordingly has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.

This Concordat was developed by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) following extensive consultation with academia, industry, funders and the public.


St George’s achieves Athena Swan Bronze award for gender equality

St George’s, University of London, has achieved a coveted Bronze award for fostering equality and good employment practices between genders among staff.

The Athena SWAN Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in academia.


Simple £35 heart test to prevent sudden cardiac death ‘will save young lives’

The sudden cardiac death of young people could be prevented by a basic screening programme costing just £35, say experts.

Some high-profile deaths of young sportsmen have led to calls for routine tests to check for any heart abnormalities.


Scientists discover how a killer fungus attacks HIV patients

Researchers have discovered that a type of white blood cell carries a deadly fungus into the brains of HIV positive patients, causing meningitis which kills more than 600,000 people a year.

The discovery could lead to more effective ways of tackling the deadly fungus as it infects the human body.


Computer 'geeks' to gather at the university to improve NHS

Self-proclaimed computer ‘geeks’ will come to St George’s, University of London, next month to discuss and explore ways the NHS should use new technology.

The ‘NHS Hack Day London 2014’ weekend of events have proved popular in the past and are very well attended by healthcare professionals, patients and developers who get together to make use of technology to try to improve the health service.