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27 April 2012: Not enough is known about prescription drug use in pregnancy

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing foetus, according to a new review by academics at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The research is published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) today. More...

25 April 2012: Ageing population could boost economy

Older people are a benefit, rather than a burden, to the economy and society according to a new report from the UCL School of Pharmacy. More...

24 April 2012: New insight into pain mechanisms

Researchers in the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research have made a discovery which could help the development of analgesic drugs able to treat nerve damage-related pain.
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19 April 2012: UCL News podcast – 18 April 2012

UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

18 April 2012: Photoreceptor transplant restores vision in mice

Scientists from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their vision. More...

18 April 2012: UCL joins NIHR School for Public Health Research

UCL is one of eight leading academic partners to form the newly established National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SfPHR) in England. More...

17 April 2012: Ultrasound therapy for prostate cancer developed

A new type of prostate cancer treatment, which uses sound waves to selectively target individual cancer sites, could provide an alternative to traditional treatment with significantly fewer side effects, according to promising results from a clinical trial. More...

12 April 2012: Pigeons’ homing skill not down to iron-rich beak cells

The theory that pigeons’ famous skill at navigation is down to iron-rich nerve cells in their beaks has been disproved by a new study published in Nature.
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