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Cell types underlying schizophrenia identified

The cell types underlying schizophrenia have been identified in a genetic study that looked for commonalities among the different genes already linked to the condition, find researchers at UCL, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and University of North Carolina (USA).

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Did leprosy originate in Europe?

The largest study to-date on the DNA of ancient leprosy has revealed more strains of the debilitating disease were present in Medieval Europe, than previously thought.

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Mid-life anxiety may be linked to later life dementia

People with moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may face a greater risk of dementia in later life, suggests an analysis of the available published evidence led by UCL and University of Southampton researchers and published in BMJ Open.

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Hospitals often missing dementia despite prior diagnosis

Hospitals in the UK are increasingly likely to recognise that a patient has dementia after they’ve been admitted for a different reason, finds a new UCL-led study, but it is still only recognised in under two-thirds of people.

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From rural India to a cutting-edge cancer lab

Meeting a Prime Minister would be a significant moment for most of us, but when UCL researcher Dr Raju Veeriah met Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi at the Francis Crick Institute last week, everyone in his home village in India came out in celebration.

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How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

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Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring

Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

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Does age at menopause affect memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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Potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles are more common in children who have died from sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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