New research finds a way to predict which HIV patients will respond better to future therapeutic vaccine
A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimental immune activating vaccine.
New research by Professor Paul Heath funded by Meningitis Research Foundation has shown that the burden of meningitis in babies under three months of age has changed little in the past 25 years.
People who smoke shisha regularly could be increasing the threat of heart disease, according to new research.
Watch an interview to mark Diabetes UK Week 2014 with Professor Peter Kopelman, our Principal.
Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs
A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).
A cardiac research centre which will provide expert opinion and diagnosis about the causes of death in young people throughout the UK, has opened at St George's, University of London.
St George’s, University of London, endorses the need for transparency in animal research and accordingly has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.
The sudden cardiac death of young people could be prevented by a basic screening programme costing just £35, say experts.
St George’s, University of London, has achieved a coveted Bronze award for fostering equality and good employment practices between genders among staff.
Researchers have discovered that a type of white blood cell carries a deadly fungus into the brains of HIV positive patients, causing meningitis which kills more than 600,000 people a year.
Self-proclaimed computer ‘geeks’ will come to St George’s, University of London, next month to discuss and explore ways the NHS should use new technology.
Researchers have launched a national study to see how common the potentially fatal bacterial infection Group B streptococcus is in UK and Irish babies.
New study shows that pre-participation screening guidelines are too restrictive and unfair for black athletes
A new study by researchers at St George’s, University of London published in the journal Circulation has found that current European screening guidelines used by sports organisations to detect heart abnormalities lead to over-investigation and potential false disqualification of black athletes with perfectly healthy hearts.
New study shows guidelines are preventing organ donations that could save dozens of tiny lives in UK
Dozens of tiny lives could be saved if medical guidance about the death of new born babies was changed to allow the donation of organs, a new study has found.
Study shows new drugs can increase the function of good cholesterol particles but may not be enough to reduce heart attacks
Researchers have found a new class of drugs can improve the ability of particles in the blood which can increase so-called ‘good’ cholesterol’s ability to clear away fat from blood vessel walls.
Research shows patients with a deadly condition more likely to die in hospital in the UK than in the USA
Researchers have found that patients in the USA who suffer from a ruptured aortic aneurysm which is a catastrophic bleeding from a diseased weakening of the body’s largest artery are 13 per cent less likely to die than those in the UK.
The Princess Royal today opened an international student centre at St George’s, University of London.
Experts studying the impact of bereavement on people’s health have found that the chances of a heart or stroke attack doubles after a partner’s death.
The deadly risk of so-called ‘legal highs’ and other designer drugs, such as the notorious ‘meow meow’, has been confirmed by a huge leap in their links to drug-related deaths in the UK.
This is just one of the dilemmas examined by a medical ethics expert in a fascinating afternoon of BBC Radio 4 programmes, beginning with a drama and concluding with a discussion of the issues raised.
The requirement of bowel surgery is dramatically reduced by up to 60% in patients who develop Crohn's disease if they receive prolonged treatment with drugs called thiopurines, says a new study.
Researchers at St George’s, University of London will help build a £1.2m data system which will develop ways to quickly identify patients best suited to clinical trials.
St George’s, University of London has climbed 26 places in a league table of organisations demonstrating a commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual staff (LGB) equality in the workplace.
Hospital patients with learning disabilities face longer waits and mismanaged treatment due to a failure to understand them by nursing staff, says a new report.
Two long-standing members of staff at the university have been recognised in the New Year’s honours for service to higher education.
A leading mental health expert says the nationalities and culture of nurses profoundly affects their attitudes to disturbed patients.
Leading academics studying the effects and treatment of those suffering from dementia have welcomed a global initiative to pool efforts to confront the disease.
A team from St George’s, University of London has won a Prospects Postgraduate Award, which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.
Prime Minister David Cameron has applauded a new deal between a spin out firm from St George’s, University of London and an Indian pharmaceutical firm to develop ways to combat resistance to antibiotics.
A widely held assumption that patients benefit from receiving treatment in hospitals active in research has been demonstrated by a new study.
Four members of the ambulance service in Gibraltar have become the territory’s first paramedics after being trained by staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
Thousands of deaths from tuberculosis could be prevented in less than 15 minutes
Professor Mike Spyer has been appointed chair of council at St George’s, University of London in succession to Mrs Judith Evans.
A review into the education and training of medical staff in the UK has been welcomed by St George’s, University of London.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and David Willetts MP get a taste of St George's Community Open Day spirit in China
As the Community Open Day was in full swing in Tooting on 12 October, approximately 5000 miles away in Beijing, China, Professor Julian Ma and James Hallinan, head of enterprise and innovation, were extending St George's community outreach by showcasing the university’s research at the London Universities International Partnership (LUIP) London Innovation Showcase.
A team from St George’s, University of London has been shortlisted for a Prospects Postgraduate Award, which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.
New research from St George's, University of London has shown that the non-hallucinogenic components of cannabis could act as effective anti-cancer agents.
People with mental health problems are up to three times more likely to become victims of crime than the general population, research involving a senior academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has found.
A new study has found that British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and the late Lady Thatcher used hubristic language during their respective periods in office.
Steve Goodbourn, professor of biomolecular science at St George's University of London, has been granted a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award.
Heart researchers at St George’s, University of London have been awarded prestigious grants of more than £650,000 by the British Heart Foundation(BHF).
Study reveals short-term blood sugar control protects the kidney but not the heart in patients with diabetes
An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular problems.
People suffering with dementia are much more likely to acquire incontinence than those without dementia, the largest study of its kind has found.
Health researchers in south London have been given £18 million to help tackle some of the area’s most pressing health problems
St George’s, University of London’s Professor George Griffin has been elected foreign secretary of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Screening guidelines used to detect possible heart conditions in athletes, which are based on data from white athletes, can lead to misdiagnosis and disqualification of healthy black athletes, finds new research.
St George’s, University of London has been named as the fourth safest university in London, according to a new league table of student crime figures.
A Strategic Alliance has been agreed between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and St George’s, University of London.
The class of 2013 has graduated from St George’s, University of London and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers.
New data shows that students who graduate from St George’s, University of London are more likely to achieve full-time employment than graduates from any other university in the capital with a medical school
Leading edge research from St George's, University of London has significantly contributed to a Hypertension Centre of Excellence accreditation for the Blood Pressure Unit at St George's Hospital, Tooting.
Radical restructuring of the NHS is breaking up the information networks health service managers rely on and could result in lost repositories of knowledge, warns a leading healthcare management expert.
A social work expert responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a major reform programme for the profession in the wake of the death of Baby P has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
A programme helping patients to manage their own chronic knee pain, based at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, has been hailed as a national example of good healthcare practice.
Medical students have had a glimpse into the possible future of education at a trial of 3D holographic projection technology carried out to examine its effect as a learning tool.
St George’s, University of London in Tooting is hosting a free public event on 2 July 2013 to showcase new research on linguistics and explore possible personality traits of world leaders past and present.
St George’s, University of London’s Professor George Griffin has been appointed one of four new non-executive members of Public Health England’s (PHE) Advisory Board.
St George’s researchers have joined a new research consortium aiming to investigate the link between tuberculosis and diabetes, to develop better treatments for both diseases.
Malaria parasites that develop resistance to the most effective class of anti-malarial drugs may become susceptible to other treatments as a result.
An expert in evaluating the impact of research on healthcare policy and practice has joined Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
Patients with the most severe and dangerous form of chronic anorexia are more likely to make a significant improvement towards recovery and stay in therapy if traditional psychological treatments are re-focused from weight gain to quality of life issues.
Student researchers from across Europe will come to St George’s, University of London this month to present their work at its annual International Student Research Conference.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has received top marks from the NHS for the high quality of training it provides for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Leading obstetrics and gynaecology experts have honoured SGUL’s Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran on his retirement.
Professor Hilary Tompsett has been appointed to the board of the College of Social Work, and highlights crucial role of the profession in climate of austerity
An expert in the palliative care of people with learning disabilities has taken up a new role at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
Eighteen fully funded studentships in London are being offered to NHS healthcare professionals this year to equip them for careers in clinical research.
A pioneering mobile device using cutting-edge nanotechnology to rapidly detect malaria infection and drug resistance will be ready for field testing this year, one year ahead of schedule.
Scientists have discovered how a protein within the malaria parasite is essential to its survival as it develops inside a mosquito.
Dogma among researchers exaggerates threat of resistance to best anti-malarial drugs, says malaria expert
Exaggeration over the extent of the malaria parasite’s resistance to the ‘wonder drugs’ artemisinins could jeopardise the fight against the disease, according to a leading expert.
World Malaria Day 2013, Thursday 25 April, SGUL public event launches 'Spotlight on science' series
The ‘legal high’ known as Benzo Fury may have stimulant as well as hallucinogenic effects according to new research
Researchers have identified a new disorder caused by a genetic mutation that leads to short sightedness and deafness.
St George’s, University of London researchers have been awarded £3.3million by the Medical Research Council to develop a new treatment for a deadly metabolic disorder.
The St George’s, University of London University Challenge team will be back in quarter-final action against New College, Oxford tonight (Monday 18 March).
Scientists have found a gene that, when mutated, is linked to a hereditary neurological disorder that causes mental dysfunction, immobility, seizure and a life expectancy of ten years.
Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are embarking on a study to explore the differences in satisfaction levels amongst older carers of stroke survivors from different ethnic groups.
The director of nursing of Health Education England has visited the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to see some of the pioneering work being undertaken to recruit high-calibre nursing students.
A new study has found that British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and the late Lady Thatcher used hubristic language during their respective periods in office.
The routine use of steroids to treat tuberculosis may help reduce deaths from all types of the disease, according to a new review of existing research.
New research provides early evidence that ‘good’ cholesterol may possess anti-aneurysm forming properties. In laboratory-based investigations, scientists found that increased levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the so-called good cholesterol, blocked the development of aneurysms – dangerous ‘ballooning’ in the wall of a blood vessel – in the body’s largest artery, the aorta.
Annual deaths related to heroin and morphine are continuing to drop significantly, falling from 41 per cent of total drug-related deaths in the UK in 2010 to 32 per cent in 2011.
The St George’s, University of London University Challenge team has won the first of its quarter-final matches. It needs to win two quarter-final matches to secure a place in the semi-finals.
The St George’s University Challenge team will be poised with their fingers on the buzzer in next week’s show as they go head to head with Pembroke College, Cambridge, in the first round of the quarter-finals. The team needs to win two quarter-final matches to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Professor Peter Kopelman responds to the publication of the report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public enquiry.
Doctors, nurses and healthcare managers must work together to address the issues highlighted in the independent report into the failures of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, according to a leading healthcare academic.
St George’s and Orphan Technologies enter licensing agreement to create new treatments for rare and deadly disorders
St George’s, University of London has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with rare-disease research-and-development firm Orphan Technologies Ltd to develop new therapies for deadly metabolic disorders.
New research shows that genetically modified tobacco plants can be used to produce safe protective antibodies against the deadly rabies virus.
Mike Sharland, professor of paediatric infectious diseases at St George’s, University of London, has been named as one of the country’s top four children’s doctors specialising in infectious disease by The Times newspaper.
Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have discovered new nurses' chances of getting a job may be affected by ethnicity, the areas in which they specialise and which university they attend.
The number of medications prescribed to a care home resident and the frequency of their contact with their GP are strong predictors of mortality in care homes shows research published today in Age & Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society.
Kingston and SGUL rehabilitation sciences expert helps point way to better use of allied health professionals
A new report has recommended ways in which allied health professionals can be used more effectively to improve clinical outcomes as well as research, education and training.
Extra student places for trainee paramedics have been made available on a London degree programme, and applications are now being invited.
The St George’s University Challenge team will be back on the show next Monday (1 April) to make their last bid for a place in the semi-final round of the competition in their third of three quarter-final matches.
St George’s, University of London research has found that a drug normally given to osteoporosis sufferers could provide effective pain relief to patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis.