25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...
People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. More...
17 February 2015: Yale UCL Poetry competition announces winners for 2014
The winners of the 2014 Yale UCL Medical and Engineering Students’ Poetry Competition have been announced. More...
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...
12 February 2015: Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment
Patterns created by the brain’s grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, according to UCL researchers. This means grid patterns aren’t a universal metric for the brain’s GPS system to measure distance, as previously thought. More...
5 February 2015: New biomarkers to spot pancreatic cancer early
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
16 January 2015: Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk
15 January 2015: Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million
19 December 2014: Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body
18 December 2014: Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
16 December 2014: Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
11 December 2014: UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
10 December 2014: Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa
1 December 2014: Family history screening misses people at high risk of cancer
28 November 2014: Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease