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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Recent Submissions

  • Early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma : an economic evaluation based on data from the EAGLE trial 

    Javanbakht, Mehdi; Azuara-Blanco, Augusto; Burr, Jennifer Margaret; Ramsay, Craig; Cooper, David; Cochrane, Claire; Norrie, John; Scotland, Graham (2017-01) - Journal article
    Objective To investigate the cost effectiveness of early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) compared to standard care. Design Cost effectiveness ...
  • Biosynthesis of magnetic nanoparticles by human mesenchymal stem cells following transfection with the magnetotactic bacterial gene mms6 

    Elfick, Alistair; Rischitor, Grigore; Mouras, Rabah; Azfer, Asim; Lungaro, Lisa; Uhlarz, Marc; Herrmannsdörfer, Thomas; Lucocq, John Milton; Gamal, Wesam; Bagnaninchi, Pierre; Semple, Scott; Salter, Donald M. (2017-01-04) - Journal article
    The use of stem cells to support tissue repair is facilitated by loading of the therapeutic cells with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) enabling magnetic tracking and targeting. Current methods for magnetizing cells use ...
  • Evolutionary conservation and in vitro reconstitution of microsporidian iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis 

    Freibert, Sven-A; Goldberg, Alina V.; Hacker, Christian; Molik, Sabine; Dean, Paul; Williams, Tom A.; Nakjang, Sirintra; Long, Shaojun; Sendra, Kacper; Bill, Eckhard; Heinz, Eva; Hirt, Robert P.; Lucocq, John Milton; Embley, T. Martin; Lill, Roland (2017-01-04) - Journal article
    Microsporidians are a diverse group of obligate intracellular parasites that have minimized their genome content and simplified their sub-cellular structures by reductive evolution. Functional studies are limited because ...
  • A systematic search strategy identifies cubilin as independent prognostic marker for renal cell carcinoma 

    Gremel, Gabriela; Djureinovic, Dijana; Niinivirta, Marjut; Laird, Alexander; Ljungqvist, Oscar; Johannesson, Henrik; Bergman, Julia; Edqvist, Perk-Henrik; Navani, Sanjay; Khan, Naila; Patil, Tushar; Sivertsson, Åsa; Uhlén, Mathias; Harrison, David James; Ullenhag, Gustav J.; Stewart, Grant D.; Pontén, Fredrik (2017-01-04) - Journal article
    Background There is an unmet clinical need for better prognostic and diagnostic tools for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Methods Human Protein Atlas data resources, including the transcriptomes and proteomes of normal and ...
  • Systems medicine and infection 

    Bowness, Ruth (Springer, 2016) - Book item
    By using a systems based approach, mathematical and computational techniques can be used to develop models that describe the important mechanisms involved in infectious diseases. An iterative approach to model development ...

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