29 June 2009 £10.5m for Medical Engineering Centre
King’s has been awarded £10.5 million funding to develop a new Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering, focusing on imaging technology.
16 June 2009 Young neuroscientist wins 2009 Lister Prize
Neuroscientist Dr Juan Burrone has received major external recognition of his research with the award of the 2009 Lister Institute Research Prize. The award is one of only three granted annually and the second awarded in two years to King’s researchers.
16 June 2009 Breakthrough in understanding severe asthma
Scientists from King’s and Imperial College London believe they have discovered a key element in the development of chronic asthma. Their research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explains why the structure and function of asthmatic airways are changed or ‘’remodelled’’ and how this contributes to chronic asthma.
12 June 2009 Personalised cancer therapy a step closer
Scientists at King's have for the first time been able to personalise treatment for leukaemia patients using a test that accurately predicts relapse. A UK study, funded by charity Leukaemia Research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, shows that individualising treatment reduces relapse rates by half.
5 June 2009 New Faculty of Translational Medicine
A new Faculty of Translational Medicine, a collaboration between King’s and the comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust will increase support for researchers as they search for new treatments and diagnostic tests for a range of diseases and conditions.
4 June 2009 Director of King’s Health Partners appointed
The Partnership Board of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Robert Lechler as the first Executive Director. This appointment will be followed by the appointment of an independent Chairman in the summer and appointments to a permanent Executive will follow.
4 June 2009 Professor John Ernsting
It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of Professor John Ernsting’s death. He died on Tuesday night after a short illness, aged 80, having been teaching and examining as usual last week.
1 June 2009 Sixth MRC Centre for King's
King’s has been awarded a sixth MRC Centre, in collaboration with Imperial College London, to investigate the damage to our health caused by environmental change.