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Former UCL head of medicine appointed government’s Chief Scientific Adviser

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Patrick Vallance

Professor Patrick Vallance, former head of medicine at UCL, has been appointed the UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges

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PKU campus

UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.

More women than men diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency

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bowel

More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%), despite women having more red flag symptoms and more visits to their GP, according to UCL research. The research was presented at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

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