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24 July 2013: Wave of blue fluorescence reveals pathway of death in worms

The final biological events in the life of a worm have been described by scientists at UCL, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead. More...

21 July 2013: Scientists transplant photoreceptors from retina grown ‘in a dish’

UCL scientists have carried out the first successful transplant of light-sensitive photoreceptor cells extracted from a synthetic retina, grown ‘in a dish’ from embryonic stem cells. More...

19 July 2013: New research to revolutionise understanding of lung cancer

Researchers at UCL and University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are involved in a landmark study to unlock the secrets of lung cancer, tracking in real time how lung tumours develop and evolve as patients receive treatment. More...

19 July 2013: Health Service Journal names Professor Jane Dacre as one of the most inspirational women in healthcare

Professor Dacre, Director, UCL Medical School was included in the Health Service Journal's inaugural Inspirational Women list announced this week. More...

18 July 2013: Protein responsible for ‘bad’ blood vessel growth discovered

The discovery of a protein that encourages blood vessel growth, and especially ‘bad’ blood vessels – the kind that characterise diseases as diverse as cancer, age-related macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis – has been reported in the journal Nature. More...

17 July 2013: UCL and Marie Curie to establish new Chair in Palliative and End of Life Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care and UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences are pleased to announce the establishment of the first Chair of Palliative and End of Life Care at UCL, following a £3.2 million grant from the UK’s leading end of life care charity.
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15 July 2013: How 'obesity gene' triggers weight gain

An international team of researchers has discovered why people with a variation of the FTO gene that affects one in six of the population are 70 per cent more likely to become obese. More...

12 July 2013: 'Risky' stroke prevention procedure may be safe in some patients

A major study published today in the Lancet Neurology, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Stroke Association, found that stenting in the carotid artery (in the neck) is as safe as carotid artery surgery at reducing stroke risk in some patients. More...

11 July 2013: Parental divorce in childhood is linked to raised inflammation in adulthood

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from UCL. More...

11 July 2013: Combination of smoking and heavy drinking ‘speeds up cognitive decline’

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to a new study by researchers in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health. More...

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