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Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer

The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.

Published: May 24, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England?s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions

Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government?s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet.

Published: May 24, 2016 10:16:27 AM

UCL economists warn of historic economic risks from Brexit

47 economists from the UCL Department of Economics, ranked first in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, have added their voices to a warning that the economic costs of Brexit would be high. 

Published: May 23, 2016 10:15:11 AM

Genes for nose shape found

Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study.

Published: May 19, 2016 11:17:48 AM

Bacterial immunization prevents PTSD-like symptoms in mice

Injecting mice with a UCL-discovered bacterium can reduce stress and inflammation, preventing them from developing PTSD-like conditions, finds a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Published: May 17, 2016 11:40:00 AM