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UCL number 1 REF

UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014

Published: Dec 18, 2014 12:00:07 AM

Older person

Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people

Published: Dec 16, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Education fair in Egypt

Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

Published: Dec 15, 2014 9:40:00 AM




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Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

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Mice without p110delta survived cancer significantly longer

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge.

‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body

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Demonstration of spatial acuity test

“Where does it hurt?” is the first question asked to any person in pain.

A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called “spatial acuity”, varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips.

Our own treacherous immune genes can cause cancer after viral infection

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HPV Vaccination in Sao Paulo

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral infections, finds new UCL research.

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