Institute for Human Health and Performance
Human health and performance is part of the Division of Medicine
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Rachel McKendry wins UCL Provost's Spirit of Enterprise 2015 award

Published: Jun 25, 2015 2:25:22 PM

Wellcome Image Award 2015

Published: May 8, 2015 12:08:14 PM

Newton Advanced Fellowship

Published: May 8, 2015 12:08:32 PM

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The UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance works to help save and improve lives. Through the study of healthy people, the mechanisms of disease can also be identified and new treatments found. 

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  • studying heart growth in soldiers tells us how hearts grow abnormally in cases of high blood pressure. 
  • studying improvements in metabolism with exercise have told us how metabolism becomes inefficient in cancer (leading to trials with a new drug to prevent wasting). 
  • studies of climbers facing low oxygen levels on Everest tell us how patients with lung disease or on intensive care can be helped to survive their own low oxygen levels.

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