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.

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.

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.

New BMI readings for children of different ethnicities

New research has produced adjusted Body Mass Index (BMI) values that, for the first time, accurately reflect ethnic minority children’s physical makeup.

Genetic study identifies a new form of congenital muscular dystrophy

A new form of congenital muscular dystrophy has been discovered which is caused by mutations in a previously un-linked gene.