Expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death

Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are close to death.

Professor Priscilla Harries, who is also the Director of the Centre of Health and Social Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, co-authored the study led by researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London.


Global report on migration and health seeks to dispel myths

A comprehensive new report which aims to dispel unfounded myths about migration has been published.

The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health is the result of a two-year project led by experts from 13 countries. It includes a main report, new data analysis and two original research papers featuring contributions from researchers at St George’s Centre for Global Health, based in the Institute for Infection and Immunity.

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New genetic knowledge could help treat rare heart and lung condition

Research conducted by an international group of researchers has linked two important genes with pulmonary arterial hypertension, an incurable condition affecting the blood vessels of the lungs.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the international consortium of researchers from the UK, Europe and United States carried out genetic analysis of over 2,000 people with the condition, comprising the largest study to date.

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Community spirit scores St George’s’ Emmy a day in Parliament

Despite women gaining the right to stand for election in the House of Commons a century ago, since then there have been just 491 female MPs elected, compared with 4,503 male MPs. Emmy Beazley-Williams, HR Assistant, was invited to take part in Ask Her To Stand Day – an event led by the Government which brought women to Westminster to give them a taste of political life – in recognition of her work enhancing her local community. 

The Government’s 50:50 campaign looks to redress the gender balance and encourage more women to stand for election.Emmy first became interested in working with her local community, Bounds Green, two years ago when she was on maternity leave.

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Keeping young hearts beating

St George’s, University of London cardiac research is featured as part of a nation-wide campaign that promotes the benefits of universities to UK society. The Made At Uni campaign, run by Universities UK (UUK), the organisation that represents UK universities, launched on 6 December and was developed in response to research into public perceptions of universities.

The aim of the ‘Made At Uni’ campaign is to shift perceptions of British universities by demonstrating their everyday impact on people’s lives.

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