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Better urban planning is essential to improve health

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Medellin, Colombia

The proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that contribute to population health in a city environment.

Variations of a single gene can result in too much or too little growth

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UCL Institute of Child Health

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction. Different forms of the gene can lead to very different conditions, according to research published in the journal Nature Genetics.

RCPCH review, led by Professor Ruth Gilbert, to be the most comprehensive of its kind

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The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health review, led by Professor Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, will be the most comprehensive of its kind.

Greater awareness needed of rare disease cluster to aid earlier diagnosis

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Ciliopathies

World experts gather at first international cilia scientific conference in London, 16-18 May

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

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The proposed building (Howland Street View)

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction.

Minister for Universities and Science, launches Imanova, a new public-private research centre for imaging science

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Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

Imanova, a new state-of-the-art imaging centre co-owned by the Medical Research Council and three of London’s leading universities, has been formally launched at a showcase event attended by representatives from the founding organisations and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science.

Research reveals association between red hair gene and rare birthmarks

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Mother and child

Research carried out at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital has identified that the gene causing red hair - melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) - is more common in children with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN), a rare form of birthmark.

Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

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Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

Five medical researchers from UCL have been recognised for excellence in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

National hand-washing campaign improved hygiene and reduced infection

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Credit www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters

An evaluation of the national cleanyourhands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections, according to a new study published in the BMJ.

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