21 May 2015: Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby
A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on rugby players. More...
Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet. More...
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan. More...
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published today in JAMA Oncology. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which aren’t usually associated with it – including breast and gynaecological cancers. More...
Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if doctors know that a bug is resistant they can start therapy earlier, often leading to better outcomes. More...
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
19 March 2015: The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
10 March 2015: Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
20 February 2015: Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award