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Blood for transplant

UCL awarded £4.2 million for stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy

UCL has been awarded £4.2 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund a Blood and Transplant Research Unit for stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy, due to launch in October 2015. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2014 3:56:00 PM

UCL Quad

UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities

As part of the Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative, UCL has been awarded £13.5 million for a number of projects to help advance clinical research. More...

Published: Oct 23, 2014 2:50:00 PM

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives

Ways to simplify treatments for tuberculosis (TB) to reduce drug resistance and make it easier for patients to complete their course of treatment have been trialled by two international groups involving UCL scientists. More...

Published: Oct 23, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Stress

People with diabetes are less able to regulate the body’s responses to stress

People with type 2 diabetes are physically less able to recover from stress, finds a study by scientists at UCL and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
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Published: Oct 22, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Professor Geoff Raisman

UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function

A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland. More...

Published: Oct 21, 2014 10:50:00 AM

DNA helix

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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Published: Sep 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Depression

Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism

A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. More...

Published: Jul 22, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Blood tests are used to check for type 2 diabetes

Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. More...

Published: Jul 16, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Camden Active Spaces playground design for Torriano Infants and Junior School

Working with Camden Council to get children active

An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council. More...

Published: Jul 3, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Insulin injections for people with type 2 diabetes may cause more harm than good

Diabetes treatments ‘do more harm than good’ for many people

Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. More...

Published: Jul 1, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Professor Martin Widschwendter

New test predicts the risk of non-hereditary breast cancer

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to new UCL research.
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Published: Jun 27, 2014 2:10:00 PM

Mice without p110delta survived cancer significantly longer

Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. More...

Published: Jun 12, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Demonstration of spatial acuity test

‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body

“Where does it hurt?” is the first question asked to any person in pain. More...

Published: Jun 6, 2014 11:44:29 AM

HPV Vaccination in Sao Paulo

Our own treacherous immune genes can cause cancer after viral infection

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral infections, finds new UCL research. More...

Published: Jun 5, 2014 5:38:14 PM

Dr Ben Hanson

Watching stressful movies triggers changes to your heartbeat

Watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, reports a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. More...

Published: May 15, 2014 3:25:16 PM

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