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30 October 2012: Breast cancer screening reduces deaths but leads to overdiagnosis

An independent panel of experts, led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health), has concluded that routine breast cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, but also results in overdiagnosis. More...

26 October 2012: Stuttering test could be used to screen all schoolchildren

A new model developed by UCL researchers to predict the persistence of stuttering could be used to screen all children at school age, according to new research in the Journal of Fluency Disorders.
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25 October 2012: Europe’s first research centre to battle birth defects

Better ways to tackle birth defects will be championed at the official launch of the Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre (BDRC) on Thursday 25 October 2012. More...

24 October 2012: Personalised feedback makes healthcare workers twice as likely to clean their hands

A major three-year trial led by researchers at UCL, in partnership with the Health Protection Agency, has shown that giving one-to-one feedback to healthcare workers makes them twice as likely to clean their hands or use soap. More...

24 October 2012: Loneliness? It’s all a state of mind

Researchers from UCL have found that lonely people have less grey matter in a part of the brain associated with decoding eye gaze and other social cues. More...

23 October 2012: New Dean for UCL’s Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor David Lomas PhD ScD FRCP FMedSci is set to join UCL as Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Chair of Medicine from 1st January 2013. More...

23 October 2012: UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012

UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012 will comprise a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions and workshops, and lead up to a £10,000 research prize workshop in January 2013. More...

22 October 2012: Intensive care 'has lasting impact on mental health'

Professor Monty Mythen (UCL Institute of Child Health) and Dr Dorothy Wade (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discuss their  study which shows that 55% of people who survive intensive care treatment go on to develop psychological disorders. The research, published in Critical Care Journal, was led by Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL Applied Health Research). Read more on BBC News... More...

22 October 2012: See Hear: The Deaf with Dementia project

Dr Joanna Atkinson (UCL DCAL) talks about her department's work on dementia in the deaf community. Watch BBC 2's See Hear... More...

19 October 2012: First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed


A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain. The project’s final results have the potential to change the face of neuroscience and medicine over the coming decade.
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