Global Health News
16 July 2015: Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis
A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry collaboration. More...
UCL has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases that present a serious burden to patients. More...
14 July 2015: Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia. More...
More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don’t see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International Journal of Obesity. More...
Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram
were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or
others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment at
16 June 2015: ‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu
3 June 2015: New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
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