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27 February 2013: Bowel cancers reshuffle their genetic pack to cheat treatment

Bowel cancer cells missing one of three genes can rapidly reshuffle their genetic ‘pack of cards’ – the chromosomes that hold the cell’s genetic information. This reshuffling has been previously shown to render tumours more resistant to treatment. More...

27 February 2013: Alcohol consumption higher than reported in England

Alcohol consumption could be much higher than previously thought, with more than three quarters of people in England drinking in excess of the recommended daily alcohol limit, according to a new paper in the European Journal of Public Health. More...

25 February 2013: Study questions effectiveness of genetic testing strategy for inherited high cholesterol

A substantial proportion of individuals with a clinical diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) inherit a combination of small-effect changes in several genes (polygenic) rather than a large-effect mutation in a single gene (monogenic), according to a new paper in The Lancet. More...

22 February 2013: Collaboration points way towards improved treatment for women's cancers

UCL researchers have recently commenced an academic-industrial collaboration – EpiFemCare – to develop new methods for screening, diagnosing and personalising treatment of breast and ovarian cancers. More...

20 February 2013: Improvement in child cancer survival rates threatened by lack of new drug development

Some of the biggest challenges to the improvement of cancer care for children and young people are set out in a series of studies published in today's Lancet Oncology. More...

20 February 2013: Disabled at greater risk of violence and subsequent mental ill-health

People with disabilities are at a greater risk of being the victims of violence and of suffering mental ill health when victimised, according to research published today in the open access journal PLOS ONE. More...

18 February 2013: Factors behind rise in HIV in men who have sex with men

Between 1990 and 2010 new HIV infections in the UK rose in men who have sex with men (MSM). The rise was driven by a 26 per cent increase in the proportion having condomless sex, according to new research by UCL and the Health Protection Agency. More...

15 February 2013: Animal model of evolution indicates thick hair mutation emerged 30,000 years ago

The first animal model of recent human evolution reveals that a single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, an international team of researchers report. More...

14 February 2013: Minimally invasive test provides best alternative to colonoscopy

Research shows that a new scan offering patients a less invasive diagnostic test for possible bowel cancer is more effective than the current radiological standard of barium enema and should be considered alongside the ‘gold standard’ of colonoscopy. More...

12 February 2013: Graphene research chosen as EU Future Emerging Technology flagship

The European Commission has chosen the Graphene Flagship as one of Europe’s first 10-year FET flagship projects. More...

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