Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mini-symposium: Equity in closing the cancer divide

Mini-Symposium: Closing the Cancer Divide – An Equity Imperative Date: October 24th 2012 This month sees the publication of a new book, Closing the Cancer Divide: An Equity Imperative edited by Felicia Marie Knaul, Julie Gralow, Rifat Atun and Afsan … Continue reading

The Responsibility Deal – Supersized Health Promotion

By Mark Petticrew We can surely only get healthier, it would seem, when the public sector, academics and voluntary organisations team up with the food, drinks and leisure sectors to promote healthy living. That’s the claim behind the Government’s Public … Continue reading

RSTMH Biennial Meeting

Gave an invited talk on High throughput genetic analysis in Trypanosoma brucei at the biennial RSTMH meeting at Warwick University. It was a diverse meeting, including representatives from malaria, TB, Onchocerca and maternal health research, amongst many others, looking at ‘discovery and … Continue reading

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Latest work on histone chaperones and VSG ES regulation published in Nucleic Acids Research.

Cell-cycle-regulated control of VSG expression site silencing by histones and histone chaperones ASF1A and CAF-1b in Trypanosoma brucei. Nucleic Acids Res. (PubMed | PDF) A longstanding mystery in T. brucei biology is how these parasites are able to express a … Continue reading

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Tranexamic acid manga offers comic relief for medics

As a new study on the use of tranexamic acid to treat trauma patients for bleeding is published in the BMJ, the researchers have produced a comic designed to be useful to emergency teams. [gview file=http://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/news/files/2013/08/TXA-comic.pdf] Read more about the comic and the research

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Workshop: eHealth and NCDs

eHealth and NCDs Date: Tuesday September 4, 2012 from 10:00 to 12:30 Venue: Lucas Room, Keppel Street, LSHTM Type of event: Workshop This workshop discussed ongoing projects and to identify areas of common interest for future proposals. Programme 10:00-10:15 Introduction 10:15-11:45 Presentations: … Continue reading