Latest Medical Sciences News
Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes
Publication date: 20 May 2016
A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology.
Bacterial immunization prevents PTSD-like symptoms in mice
Publication date: 17 May 2016
SLMS researchers elected as Fellows of Royal Society
Publication date: 29 April 2016
Professors Maria Fitzgerald (Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, UCL Division of Biosciences) and Eleanor Maguire (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology) will become elected fellows of the Royal Society.
Meaning of brain scans for ‘pain’ called into question
Publication date: 26 April 2016
New team to develop radiotherapies that target cancer more effectively
Publication date: 22 April 2016
Fruit flies live longer on lithium
Publication date: 7 April 2016
Cancer drug could treat blood vessel deformities
Publication date: 31 March 2016
A drug currently being trialled in cancer patients could also be used to treat an often incurable condition that can cause painful blood vessel overgrowths inside the skin, finds new research in mice led by UCL, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona.
UCL winners at 2016 Wellcome Image Awards
Publication date: 16 March 2016
New lupus study reveals why the body’s immune cells cause so much damage
Publication date: 9 March 2016
Tumours contain the seeds of their own destruction
Publication date: 4 March 2016
UCL spin-out Autolus secures £40 million funding
Publication date: 3 March 2016
Rare bleeding disorder diagnosis improved with super-resolution microscopy
Publication date: 4 February 2016
Researchers from UCL, the National Physical Laboratory and the Royal Free Hospital have differentiated between patients with a rare bleeding disorder and healthy volunteers using super-resolution microscopy, providing an alternative method for accurately and cost-effectively diagnosing rare platelet diseases.
Resistance to key HIV drug ‘concerningly common’
Publication date: 29 January 2016
UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2016
Publication date: 6 January 2016
Apply to the UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme
Publication date: 21 December 2015
The UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme provides state-of-the-art PhD training across four strategic themes.
Syncona and UCLB launch Freeline Therapeutics
Publication date: 10 December 2015
Research Images as Art/Art images as Research: 2015/16 winners announced
Publication date: 9 December 2015
GM mice reveal the secret to a painless life
Publication date: 4 December 2015
People born with a rare genetic mutation are unable to feel pain, but previous attempts to recreate this effect with drugs have had surprisingly little success. Using mice modified to carry the same mutation, UCL researchers funded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust have now discovered the recipe for painlessness.
Developing molecular diagnostics for pneumonia in hospitals
Publication date: 18 November 2015
Professor John O’Keefe
Publication date: 6 November 2015
Professor John O’Keefe, inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL, having launched the centre, will be stepping down from the role in September 2016 so he can once again devote his full attention to a significant program of ongoing and new scientific research. We are extremely grateful to him for having taken on the demanding role of launching the Centre and are delighted that he will continue his research within it.
Vice Provost (Health) View November 2015
Publication date: 6 November 2015
‘Dickensian’ lung disease rates on the rise in UK pensioners
Publication date: 5 November 2015
The number of people diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a lung condition thought to be a ‘disease of the past’, has risen considerably in the past decade and now affects more than 1% of UK pensioners, finds a new study by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The research was funded by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.
PhotoSynthesis Competition results
Publication date: 21 October 2015
After months of waiting the results are finally in for our Photosynthesis competition 2015. The judging panel (consisting of senior academics, managers and communications staff from across the School) were extremely impressed by all the entries but the winners are:
Higher risk of death for patients admitted to NHS hospitals at the weekend
Publication date: 7 September 2015
Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities
Publication date: 2 September 2015