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We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.


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Press Releases

No smoking

Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking

People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers. More...

Published: Sep 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Statins, diabetes and bodyweight: key messages

This page gives key facts about the Lancet paper finding that the modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight is related to their mechanism of action. More...

Published: Sep 24, 2014 12:43:57 PM

Statins

Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action

The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. More...

Published: Sep 24, 2014 10:32:00 AM

DNA helix

Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids

Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol  to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
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Published: Sep 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM

A spoonful of sugar

Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...

Published: Sep 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Biofilm

3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, and scientists have unravelled the secrets of how they do this with a new 3D model.  More...

Published: Sep 15, 2014 9:20:10 AM