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Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

A new device could help doctors assess brain damage in newborns earlier and thereby tailor treatment, says Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Engineering), explaining that the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures reflected light 'to work out whether brain cells are healthy or damaged.' Read: BBC News More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 4:17:21 PM

Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered?

Emeritus Professor Richard Allsop (UCL Transport Studies) is now calling for the drink-drive alcohol limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland and most of Europe. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 12:57:02 PM

Humans are inherently forgiving, study suggests

Humans are inherently forgiving, which could explain why people stay in bad relationships and jobs, finds a study involving Dr Christoph Mathys and Dr Robb Rutledge (both UCL Institute of Neurology), and colleagues from Oxford and Yale. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), More: Daily Mail More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 12:46:10 PM

UCL key partner in £14m cancer biotherapeutics research hub

UCL researchers will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK. Professor Tariq Enver (UCL Cancer Institute) will lead the new Centre. Read: Evening Standard, More: BBC Radio London 'Drivetime with Eddie Nestor' (from 1hr, 23 mins, 5 secs), BBC1 'London News' (from 13 mins, 54 secs), UCL News More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 10:32:36 AM