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First UK trial seeks to reduce challenging behaviour in pre-schoolers with learning disabilities

Disability charity Contact a Family and UCL are launching a national clinical trial – the first of its kind in the UK – that aims to reduce behaviour that challenges in very young children with learning disabilities. More...

Published: Jul 20, 2017 5:00:08 PM

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Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. More...

Published: Jul 20, 2017 10:37:26 AM

Lancet Commission on dementia

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting risk factors from childhood onwards

One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life. More...

Published: Jul 20, 2017 10:17:08 AM

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Hearing a sound can alter perception of finger size

Hearing an ascending sound while pulling their own finger can make a person think their finger is longer than it is, finds a new study led by UCL and the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London. More...

Published: Jul 18, 2017 11:59:31 AM

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Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields

Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds’ are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research. More...

Published: Jul 14, 2017 4:46:31 PM


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