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29 November 2013: UCLPartners designated as an Academic Health Science Centre

The Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014. UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and academic outcomes. 
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27 November 2013: A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found

UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. More...

27 November 2013: High salt levels in common medicines put patients at risk

Researchers have called for salt content in medicines to be labelled in the same way as food products in order to limit the risk of cardiovascular events, after research highlighted high salt levels in common medicines. More...

26 November 2013: Summary of results from the 3rd National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

Results published today in The Lancet give the most detailed picture yet of the British population’s sex lives over the last 10 years, as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey. More...

22 November 2013: Different gene expression in male and female brains helps explain differences in brain disorders

UCL scientists have shown that there are widespread differences in how genes, the basic building blocks of the human body, are expressed in men and women’s brains. More...

21 November 2013: Electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals patchy at best

Patchy use of electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals – and the huge diversity of systems - creates huge challenges for both patient safety and staff training, according to a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE. More...

19 November 2013: Tackling early socioeconomic inequalities as important as encouraging smoking cessation

Although health behaviours such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviours in adult life. So say researchers from UCL in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. More...

18 November 2013: UCL top in research council income

UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). More...

18 November 2013: EPICure@19 checks health of premature babies born 19 years ago

EPICure, a series of longitudinal studies following the health of children who were born extremely prematurely, is announcing a new survey to assess the health of participants born 19 years ago. More...

15 November 2013: New £20m centre pioneers first-in-human trials for neurodegenerative diseases

A specialist £20 million research centre, funded by the Wolfson Foundation and dedicated to carrying out first-in-human studies, opens in London today. Researchers at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) will investigate exciting new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. More...

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