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National Early Warning Score to identify patients in need of urgent care

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UCL Main Quad

A working party chaired by Professor Bryan Williams (UCL Cardiovascular Science) says there should be a national system for recognising very sick patients whose condition is deteriorating and who need more intensive medical or nursing care.

First child to receive stem cell trachea transplant doing well after two years

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Ciaran Finn-Lynch

The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant is functioning well two years on, according to a paper published in The Lancet today.

Genital cosmetic surgeons need greater awareness

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Practitioners of female genital cosmetic surgery should be more aware of the wide variation in appearance of female genitalia and be wary of performing surgery on women whose genital dimensions are normal, says a new review co-authored by Dr Sarah Creighton from the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health.

Psychological distress increases risk of death from stroke

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Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke, according to a new study by researchers in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Life Study: latest UK birth cohort study named

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UCL Institute of Child Health

The latest UK birth cohort study was named ‘Life Study’ at a central London meeting earlier today. The launch of the study's name and identity coincides with a consultative conference on the study for UK academics and policymakers.

Director-Designate of the UCL European Institute sought

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UCL European Institute

The Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research) invites applications from UCL academic staff for the post of Director of the UCL European Institute, to succeed Professor Richard Bellamy. The appointee will shadow Professor Bellamy in 2012/13 and take over in August 2013 for a three-year period.

Amniotic fluid yields alternatives to embryonic stem cells

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Dr Paolo de Coppi, UCL Institute of Child Health

Stem cells found in amniotic fluid can be transformed into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells, according to a study published today in the journal Molecular Therapy.

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