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31 July 2012: "She went blue and shook from head to toe"

Recent research led by UCL has identified a second major cause of ‘Startle disease’, which causes seizures in babies in response to loud noises and unexpected movements. Read: BBC News More...

27 July 2012: National Early Warning Score to identify patients in need of urgent care

A working party chaired by Professor Bryan Williams (UCL Cardiovascular Science) says there should be a national system for recognising very sick patients whose condition is deteriorating and who need more intensive medical or nursing care. More...

26 July 2012: First child to receive stem cell trachea transplant doing well after two years

The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant is functioning well two years on, according to a paper published in The Lancet today. More...

25 July 2012: Genital cosmetic surgeons need greater awareness

Practitioners of female genital cosmetic surgery should be more aware of the wide variation in appearance of female genitalia and be wary of performing surgery on women whose genital dimensions are normal, says a new review co-authored by Dr Sarah Creighton from the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health. More...

23 July 2012: First study into the effects of MDMA on the resting brain

Researchers from UCL and Imperial College London are carrying out a neuroscience study to examine for the first time how the resting brain responds to MDMA, the pure form of the Class A drug ecstasy. The study is funded by Channel 4, and recorded footage of it will be shown on two new science programmes this autumn, ‘Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial’, alongside a live studio debate to explore issues linked with MDMA. More...

23 July 2012: HIV drug resistance rising in parts of Africa

Drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nearly a decade ago according to new research led by UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO). More...

20 July 2012: UCL School of Pharmacy appoints new Director

UCL School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Duncan Craig as its new Director. More...

18 July 2012: Psychological distress increases risk of death from stroke

Psychological distress was associated with a higher risk of death from stroke, according to a new study by researchers in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. More...

18 July 2012: Punishment motivated by fairness, not revenge

Researchers at UCL and Harvard have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge. More...

17 July 2012: Life Study: latest UK birth cohort study named

The latest UK birth cohort study was named ‘Life Study’ at a central London meeting earlier today. The launch of the study's name and identity coincides with a consultative conference on the study for UK academics and policymakers. More...

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