Archive of Research News

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30 September 2013: Olympians say poor oral health is impairing performance

Many of the elite sportsmen and women who competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games had poor levels of oral health similar to those experienced by the most disadvantaged populations. 18 per cent of athletes surveyed said their oral health was having a negative impact on their performance. More...

30 September 2013: New research offers hope for parents of picky eaters

An intervention developed by UCL psychologists significantly increases consumption of fruit and vegetables commonly disliked among picky young children, new research has found.  More...

26 September 2013: Oldest existing lizard-like fossil hints at scaly origins

The fossilised remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. More...

20 September 2013: MERS coronavirus may have transmitted from animals to humans more than once

The largest study of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) genomes to date reveals new information about how MERS-CoV is evolving, and its likely patterns of transmission. The work is published in The Lancet today.
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17 September 2013: Maternal Anorexia Nervosa linked to low birth weight

A meta-analysis of more than two million women led by researchers at the UCL Institute of child Health (ICH) has revealed that women with a known history of anorexia at any point prior or during pregnancy, have babies with a lower birth weight than healthy mothers. More...

13 September 2013: UK not investing enough in research into multi-drug resistant infections

A new study of the funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted spending More...

12 September 2013: Dali gets a health check: using medical devices to diagnose art

Scientists and conservators have developed a new method to diagnose painting canvases from the back, without disturbing a single fibre, to see if they can withstand the stress of handling and travel. More...

11 September 2013: Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL. More...

10 September 2013: Why young people might not heed your warnings

Campaigns to get young people to stop smoking may find more success by focusing on the positive benefits, such as having more money and better skin, rather than emphasising negative outcomes like increased disease risk, according to UCL research.
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6 September 2013: Study aims to develop new Parkinson's drug

A major research project getting underway at the Royal Free could bring a breakthrough in the hunt for a new treatment which could better slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
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