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17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids

Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol  to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
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16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...

11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss

Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...

9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex

New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex). More...

9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial

The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months. More...

5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’

Public health messages about e-cigarettes should be based on facts and not prejudice, argues a new editorial from UCL public health experts. More...

5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s

An early-career researcher at UCL has just been awarded £900,000 for a stem cell study to develop new treatments for dementia. More...

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