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Whole body anterior amyloid scans of a patient with systemic amyloidosis, showing abundant amyloid in the liver before treatment and the almost complete absence of amyloid after a single dose of the new anti-SAP antibody.

Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis

Published: Jul 16, 2015 11:57:29 AM

Scientist examines samples under a microscope

UCL to coordinate £16m project to crack difficult disease areas

Published: Jul 15, 2015 10:25:45 AM

Professor Nick Fox and Dr Jonathan Schott

Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

Published: Jul 14, 2015 10:05:31 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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