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

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerged long before the introduction of methicillin into clinical practice 

    Harkins, Catriona P.; Pichon, Bruno; Doumith, Michel; Parkhill, Julian; Westh, Henrik; Tomasz, Alexander; de Lencastre, Herminia; Bentley, Stephen D.; Kearns, Angela M.; Holden, Matthew T. G. (2017-07-20) - Journal article
    Background: The spread of drug-resistant bacterial pathogens poses a major threat to global health. It is widely recognised that the widespread use of antibiotics has generated selective pressures that have driven the ...
  • Global and regional dissemination and evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei 

    Chewapreecha, Claire; Holden, Matthew T. G.; Vehkala, Minna; Välimäki, Niko; Yang, Zhirong; Harris, Simon R.; Mather, Alison E.; Tuanyok, Apichai; De Smet, Birgit; Le Hello, Simon; Bizet, Chantal; Mayo, Mark; Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn; Limmathurotsakul, Direk; Phetsouvanh, Rattanaphone; Spratt, Brian G.; Corander, Jukka; Keim, Paul; Dougan, Gordon; Dance, David A. B.; Currie, Bart J.; Parkhill, Julian; Peacock, Sharon J. (2017-01-23) - Journal article
    The environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei causes an estimated 165,000 cases of human melioidosis per year worldwide and is also classified as a biothreat agent. We used whole genome sequences of 469 B. pseudomallei ...
  • Electronic communication based interventions for hazardous young drinkers : a systematic review 

    O'Rourke, L.; Humphris, G.; Baldacchino, A. (2016-09) - Journal item
    Previous reviews have specifically looked at computer-based or Internet-based approaches. However, there has been no systematic review focused upon electronic communication based interventions for hazardous young drinkers. ...
  • Corticosteroids for Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) 

    Madhok, Vishnu B.; Gagyor, Ildiko; Daly, Fergus; Somasundara, Dhruvashree; Sullivan, Michael; Gammie, Fiona; Sullivan, Frank (2016-07-18) - Journal item
    Background : Inflammation and oedema of the facial nerve are implicated in causing Bell's palsy. Corticosteroids have a potent anti-inflammatory action that should minimise nerve damage. This is an update of a review first ...
  • MapMySmoke : feasibility of a new quit cigarette smoking mobile phone application using integrated geo-positioning technology, and motivational messaging within a primary care setting 

    Schick, Robert S.; Kelsey, Thomas W.; Marston, John; Sampson, Kay; Humphris, Gerald M. (2017-07-14) - Journal article
    Background:  Approximately 11,000 people die in Scotland each year as a result of smoking-related causes. Quitting smoking is relatively easy; maintaining a quit attempt is a very difficult task with success rates for ...

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