Multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches have been central to the continued success of medical research in St Andrews. Internationally recognised research programmes in various aspects of molecular medicine, psychology and community health sciences are currently being promoted and extended. Our research themes include: Medical Photonics; Molecular Biology, encompassing Infection, Genomics, and Cell Signalling; and People and Populations, encompassing Health Psychology, Violence Reduction, and Child and Adolescent Health.

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  • The Video Interaction Guidance approach applied to teaching communication skills in dentistry 

    Quinn, S.; Herron, D.; Menzies, R.; Scott, L.; Black, R.; Zhou, Y.; Waller, A.; Humphris, G.; Freeman, R. (2016-05) - Journal article
    Purpose: To examine dentists' views of a novel video review technique to improve communication skills in complex clinical situations. Materials and Methods: Dentists (n = 3) participated in a video review known as Video ...
  • Diagnosing/recognising high functioning autism in adult females : challenging stereotypes 

    Evans-Williams, Claire V. M.; Williams, Damien John (2016-06-03) - Journal article
    The apparent global rise in Autism has led many to describe it as an epidemic and a major public health concern [1-4]. The extraordinary claim of an epidemic has, however, been widely refuted [5]. Most recently DSM-V unified ...
  • Could molecular pathology testing in lung cancer be more cost effective? 

    Walsh, Kathy; Kheng, Yuan; Oniscu, Anca; Harrison, David James; Wallace, William (2016-07-07) - Journal article
    Aims: EGFR and ALK analysis is routinely undertaken prior to targeted treatment of non-squamous non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Increasingly limited resources require molecular pathology services to be cost effective ...
  • Willing to be involved in cancer 

    Gunn-Moore, Francis James; Tilston-Lunel, Andrew Martin; Reynolds, Paul Andrew (2016-07-18) - Journal item
    Genome sequencing is now a common procedure, but prior to this, screening experiments using protein baits was one of the routinely used methods that, occasionally, allowed the identification of new gene products. One such ...
  • Lasing within live cells containing intracellular optical micro-resonators for barcode-type cell tagging and tracking 

    Schubert, Marcel; Steude, Anja; Liehm, Philipp; Kronenberg, Nils Michael; Karl, Markus; Campbell, Elaine Catherine; Powis, Simon John; Gather, Malte Christian (2015-08-12) - Journal article
    We report on a laser that is fully embedded into a single live cell. By harnessing natural endocytosis of the cell we introduce a fluorescent whispering gallery mode (WGM) micro-resonator into the cell cytoplasm. On pumping ...

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