Global Health News
Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet. More...
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan. More...
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published today in JAMA Oncology. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which aren’t usually associated with it – including breast and gynaecological cancers. More...
Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if doctors know that a bug is resistant they can start therapy earlier, often leading to better outcomes. More...
Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body’s immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. More...
20 April 2015: Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
15 January 2015: Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
10 December 2014: Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa