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The gene that can transform mild influenza in to a life threatening disease

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Paul Kellam

A genetic finding could help to explain why influenza becomes a life-threatening disease for some people, and yet has only a mild effect on others. Collaborative research led by scientists at UCL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that people who carry a particular variant of the IFITM3 gene are significantly more likely to be hospitalised when they fall ill with influenza than those who carry other variants.

World TB Day at UCL

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World TB Day

A conference titled ‘Tuberculosis: Local and Global’ is being held today (24 March) at UCL to mark World TB Day.

UCL News podcast – 14 March 2012

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UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

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Professor Charles Swanton

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its ‘genetic landscape’, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

N Sethia Foundation funds next generation of robotic surgeons in London

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N Sethia Foundation funds robotic surgeons

The UK's first robotic surgery training centre has opened at the University College Hospital (UCH) with plans to offer pioneering specialist training to healthcare professionals from all around the world.

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