A new study in Tanzania led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has provided insights into how gene mutations associated with deficiency in a vital blood enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, can protect against malaria.
Edited from an article by Chelsea Radler published by Doctors of the World: Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at Doctors of the World’s London clinic, published this week, shows that undocumented migrants face multiple barriers, including misinformation and rejection from GP services.
The Keppel Street Bar was recently re-launched as the Pump Handle Bar, in honour of Dr John Snow’s famous research on the water transmission of cholera in Soho. We want the Bar to be a space where staff, students and alumni can relax, socialise and share ideas with each other, so the re-launch offered a great excuse for a programme of low-key, informative events – Talks on Tap!
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a partner in a major TB vaccine initiative consortium, which has been granted a total of 24.6 million euros from the European Commission and other government sources to discover and develop new tuberculosis vaccines.
Hazel Dockrell, Helen Fletcher and Greg Bancroft at the School are leading on three separate projects as part of the TBVAC2020 programme, which uses innovative approaches and preclinical models for vaccine development. Read more
Shivani Mathur Gaiha, a first year PhD student at the School, has been Highly Commended as a runner-up by the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
The Award celebrates extraordinary people aged 18-29, selected from across all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Read more
Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the School, has been presented with the 2015 Donabedian International Award for his contribution to healthcare excellence at a ceremony in the Palau de la Música de Barcelona. Read more
Up to 5,000 new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections occur in Egypt annually as a result of mother-to-child transmission, according to a new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), published in the journal Hepatology. Read more
Written by guest blogger Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Governor at Route 39 Academy, Devon
Dr Alan Dangour, one of the Academy’s Fellows, visited us this week to lead three sessions as part of our students’ Healthy Living Project. Dr Dangour is a Reader in Food and Nutrition for Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and also a Senior Research Fellow in agriculture and nutrition at the UK Department for International Development.
But what exactly does that all mean to a teenager? Read more
If you read your thesis aloud, you’d be lucky if you got through it in under nine hours. Could you summarise it in just three minutes?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research degree students to do just that, and we are now open for entries! Read more