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Institute for Women's Health

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Judith Stephenson and Usha Menon

Professor Judith Stephenson
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Professor Usha Menon
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International Women's Day events 2017

What are the most important issues facing women in today’s world?   More...

Pregnancy fluid reverses ageing bones

Cells in the amniotic fluid that surrounds a developing baby can revive ageing and weak bones according to new UCL research led by Dr Pascale Guillot (Maternal & Fetal Medicine, IfWH). The discovery could help babies with genetic diseases, elderly people and even astronauts. More...

Short Course - Consent in Healthcare - 23 March 2017


When: 23 March 2017
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Epigenetic inheritance and obesity

Dr David Williams and the maternal medicine team have been awarded £900,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate whether the chemistry around genes (epigenetic change) is altered with obesity and whether this epigenetic change is reversed with weight-loss (bariatric) surgery.  More...

IfWH part of new Wellcome Trust centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences

Professors Anna David and Jan Deprest (Maternal & Fetal Medicine) were co-applicants on an application to establish a Wellcome Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences at UCL. The application was successful and the new Wellcome Centre, jointly funded with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will aim to optimise surgery through integration of new insights. The centre will be led by Professors Sebastien Ourselin. More...

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