A major international randomised clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. The trial was coordinated by the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the University of New South Wales in Sydney and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. More...
27 May 2015: Dr D. Flemming Hansen wins Marlow Award
Congratulations to Dr D. Flemming Hansen on being awarded the 2015 Marlow Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Marlow Award is in recognition of the most meritorious contributions to physical chemistry or chemical physics. Dr Hansen received the award for the development and application of NMR spectroscopy in understanding motions in biological molecules at atomic resolution.
21 May 2015: Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby
A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on rugby players. More...
Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet. More...
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan. More...
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
11 May 2015: Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows 2015
1 May 2015: Royal Society Fellows 2015
23 April 2015: Connecting places causes mental maps to merge
20 April 2015: Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections
16 April 2015: Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
27 March 2015: UCL translational research incubator at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst reaches capacity with addition of two new projects
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered