Populations & Lifelong Health News
For a number of years UCL has run a rent-guarantor scheme in which the university offers to stand as guarantor to students who move into private accommodation, effectively guaranteeing payment of rent. In the event of non-payment UCL becomes liable for any debts incurred.
Published: May 25, 2016 2:21:30 PM
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
Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study.
Published: May 19, 2016 11:17:48 AM
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
Approximately two children in each Year 1 class will
experience a clinically significant language disorder that impacts learning,
according to a UCL-led study on language impairment at school entry age.
Published: May 17, 2016 9:52:16 AM
The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law (‘CEL’) is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.
Published: May 11, 2016 10:15:12 AM
Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:58:00 AM
Around 33,000 deaths could have been avoided if heart attack aftercare guidelines outlining when to give treatment were followed, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) looking at the frequency of missed opportunities to treat people after a heart attack.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:21:37 AM
Women with lower incomes have higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair, according to a new study from UCL.
Published: May 3, 2016 4:19:26 PM
UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university.
Published: Apr 28, 2016 9:03:28 AM
Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain.
Published: Apr 26, 2016 10:01:11 AM
The surface of
Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented
detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching
Published: Apr 26, 2016 6:50:06 AM
Safer precision radiotherapies that will be able to cure more cancers with fewer side-effects will be available within five years under ambitious new plans for research and treatment at the UCL Cancer Institute and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Apr 22, 2016 9:36:29 AM
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:20:47 AM