Population Health News
New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
Jun 03, 2015 12:26PM
A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers based at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the treatment, which involves targeting tiny blood and lymphatic vessels inside the kidneys, is shown to improve renal function and slow progression of disease in mice.Read more...
Starting HIV treatment early improves patient outcomes
May 27, 2015 17:32PM
A major international randomised clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels.Read more...
SLMS Education Domain announces the winners of the first SLMS Education Awards
May 18, 2015 09:08AM
We are proud to announce the winners of the first SLMS Education Awards to reward those dedicated to improving the quality of education for SLMS students and to spotlight and support excellence and innovation in the delivery of education.Read more...
UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health
RESEARCH: UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new REF 2014 Find out more
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RESEARCH: The British National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) are among the largest and most detailed studies of sexual behaviour in the world. Natsal-3 was published in 2013. Find out more
RESEARCH: Research led by UCL's Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in collaboration with others, has informed national influenza vaccination and control policy. Find out more
RESEARCH: The Find&Treat Project: Research into tuberculosis (TB) in hard-to-reach groups has led to the introduction of mobile X-ray screening in London Find out more
The aim of the Department is to reduce the population impacts of infection, and to promote individual health by means of the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable disease. We work locally, nationally and internationally to realise this goal.
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