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Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years ago. More...
The system that allows the sharing of genetic material between bacteria – and therefore the spread of antibiotic resistance – has been uncovered by a team of scientists from UCL and Birkbeck, University of London. More...
Obesity levels among women in low- and middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect. More...
10 March 2014: MAMS-TB trial stops recruiting patients to two arms
The MAMS-TB trial, being conducted by the PanACEA consortium is stopping recruiting patients to two of its arms. This follows a meeting of the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) which looked at interim analyses. The IDMC recommended that the arms testing the HRZQ and HR20ZQ combinations of drugs should be closed, as the interim results were not promising enough. These two arms include the drug SQ109 instead of ethambutol in the standard 6-month combination with rifampicin given at the higher dose of 20mg/kg in the HR20ZQ arm. Patients are still being recruited to the other three arms of the trial. More...
7 March 2014: Deputy Director for the Life Study
Professor Carol Dezateux, Director of Life Study at the UCL Institute of Child Health, is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Elias as Deputy Director of the Study. More...
26 February 2014: Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks
23 February 2014: Climate change won't reduce winter deaths
21 February 2014: £10 million funding for pioneering brain tumour research programmes
17 February 2014: Why tackling appetite could hold the key to preventing childhood obesity
14 February 2014: Promising new treatment for respiratory syndrome
14 February 2014: Interactive map of human genetic history revealed
13 February 2014: Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music
12 February 2014: €3.5m to improve diagnosis of balance disorders
6 February 2014: Brain asymmetry improves processing of sensory information
6 February 2014: UCL to benefit from £8.9m medical bioinformatics grant
31 January 2014: Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly
23 January 2014: Heart attack survival far lower in UK than Sweden
21 January 2014: Enjoying life helps to keep you healthy
9 January 2014: Patient's own bone-marrow stem cells could treat resistant TB
13 December 2013: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced