Global Health News
20 April 2015: Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections
Bodies found in a 200 year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team involving UCL scientists. More...
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in Cancer Cell. More...
A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...
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
29 October 2014: UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing”
27 October 2014: Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births
23 October 2014: UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
23 October 2014: Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives