Professor Harold Lambert's legacy at St George's

It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Harold Lambert who was a senior academic at St George's and instrumental in establishing Infection as an academic speciality at the university.

12 April 2017


Could ‘love hormone’ help drug addicts stay clean?

Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse.

12 April 2017


Spotlight on Science lecture on 25 April: Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Would you want to know which illnesses could affect you? Join us for a free lecture and hear from a patient who chose to find out.

Scientists can now ‘read’ our genes and increasingly can foresee the illnesses that could affect us.


MRC awards £2 milllion to St George's lymphoedema research

Researchers at St George's have been awarded a major MRC programme grant, worth £2 million over five years, to investigate different causes of swelling of the extremities due to an underlying weakness in the lymphatic system, primary lymphoedema.

Led by Dr Pia Ostergaard, together with Professor Steve Jeffery and Professor Peter Mortimer from Molecular and Clinical Sciences Genetics, the group is a large collaboration between St George's and the Trust, including Professor Franklyn Howe (MCS Neuroscience), Derek Macallan (Institute of Infection and Immunity), and clinicians Dr Sahar Mansour and Dr Kristiana Gordon from the Trust's national Primary and Paediatric Lymphoedema clinic.


Analysis of letters written by ‘Mad’ King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania

Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of his letters.

23 March 2017