9 January 2017: 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...
16 December 2016: Short Course - Consent in Healthcare - 17 March 2017
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12 December 2016: 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...
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...
7 December 2016: IfWH and Paris Descartes collaboration
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is responsible for a large proportion of perinatal mortality worldwide. There is currently no treatment that can improve fetal growth in utero, and only childbirth, usually prematurely, allows infant survival. The management of infants with very low birth weight is a major challenge in medical, ethical and economic terms. Substantial advances in neonatology are enabling the intensive care of increasingly preterm infants (from 5.5 months of gestation, 500 grams), without really ensuring a neurologic and respiratory outcome free of long-term handicap. These small for gestational age infants remain in a hospital setting until they attain a weight of approximately 2500 g. The cost of their care is considerable. FGR is therefore one of the main Grand Challenges in perinatal medicine. More...
5 December 2016: Online Course: Making Babies in the 21st Century - 9 January
31 October 2016: UCL Institute for Women’s Health works with the Chief Rabbi to deliver education in Women’s Health as part of a new qualification
27 September 2016: Trust me I'm a doctor says Martin Widschwendter
24 May 2016: New Course: Making Babies in the 21st Century
1 March 2016: 11th IfWH Annual Conference 14 June 2016
19 February 2016: Chief Rabbi Mirvis launches new qualification for female educators in collaboration with the Institute for Women's Health
10 February 2016: International Women's Day events 2016