Global Health News
Women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in some of the world’s poorest communities, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet. More...
Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s Lancet. More...
12 April 2013: Search for new antibiotics advanced by discovery of key processes within bacterial protein
Scientists have discovered how bacteria transport the tiny hair-like strands, called pili, which cover their outer surface from the inside of the cell, where they are assembled, to the exterior. Pili are a key target for a new generation of antibiotics, as without them the bacteria are unable to group together and to stick to human cells causing infection. More...
UCL researchers are invited to submit funding proposals to run collaborative science and/or technology workshops as part of the UCL–French Embassy partnership. More...
20 March 2013: Studying brain-cooling for birth asphyxia
In high income countries brain cooling is standard treatment for neonatal encephalopathy - unexpected, devastating brain injury due to low oxygen and blood in the baby’s brain at birth. This therapy reduces mortality and disability. More...
1 February 2013: Global Food Security symposia: Creating resilience in the face of catastrophic climate change
17 January 2013: Yale UCL Collaborative: 4D imaging transforms heart healthcare
18 December 2012: Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL
23 November 2012: UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available
8 November 2012: UK funding for infectious disease research neglects key areas
5 November 2012: New multi-million pound research hub for infection and immunity
1 November 2012: Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health
24 October 2012: Personalised feedback makes healthcare workers twice as likely to clean their hands
23 October 2012: UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012
3 October 2012: Obesity and under-nutrition prevalent in long-term refugees
14 September 2012: Pan-European study confirms link between work stress and heart disease
23 July 2012: HIV drug resistance rising in parts of Africa
14 June 2012: Most older pedestrians unable to cross the road in time
10 May 2012: Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
23 March 2012: World TB Day at UCL