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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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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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