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Dr Rachel Batterham, Head of the Centre for Obesity Research, Division of Medicine, UCL and clinical lead of the bariatrics service at UCLH, has been awarded the 2014 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award by The Obesity Society.
Published: Nov 20, 2014 9:40:05 AM
A new series of international meetings with the Sheila Sherlock brand aimed at renovating the tradition of the periodic updates introduced by Dame Sheila Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital. In this first meeting of the new series, Hepatology and Liver Transplant will be associated with a broader gastrointestinal agenda including topics like IBD, pancreatic cancer, neuroendocrine tumours and other aspects mastered by the specialists operating at the Royal Free and at UCLH. In addition, a special relevance will be given to frontier basic and translational research in Liver and Digestive Diseases. More...
Published: Nov 17, 2014 11:14:07 AM
In mammals trillions of bacteria colonize the skin and mucosal surfaces. The largest community is found in the gut, collectively known as the gut-microbiota. So far variations in microbiota have been linked predominately to the development of gut pathology. However, a new study published in Nature Medicine by Professor Claudia Mauri's group (UCL Division of Medicine) in collaboration with microbiologists from the Institute of Child Health directly links the gut-microbiota to arthritis development and a population of B cells known as regulatory B cells (Bregs), cells originally identified by Professor Mauri’s group as immunosuppressive.
The study, funded by arthritis research UK (ARUK), identifies that treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, ablating the microbiota, reduces both arthritis severity and, paradoxically, the number of Bregs. Furthermore, the group demonstrates that Bregs expand in number in response to “danger signals” induced in response to the cooperation between gut-microbiota and arthritic stimuli, to limit severe joint swelling and damage, which in their absence would otherwise develop.
Published: Nov 17, 2014 8:18:03 AM
The Graduate Careers and Research Day 2014 will take place on Monday 1st December 2014 from 10:00-14:00 hrs. in Room 210, Rayne Building, 5 University Street, London, WC1E 6JF
Published: Oct 31, 2014 11:32:22 AM
Published: Oct 20, 2014 9:38:58 AM
Published: Oct 1, 2014 4:15:14 PM
The next open day for the BSc/ MSci Applied Medical Sciences programme for 2015 entry is scheduled for Thursday 30th October 2014 from 11am - 3pm at the UCL Royal Free Campus in Hampstead, London NW3. More...
Published: Oct 1, 2014 3:40:18 PM
The Away Day will take place on Friday 24th April 2015. Please save this date in your diary. Further details to follow.” More...
Published: Sep 29, 2014 10:38:42 AM
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