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30 September 2013: Olympians say poor oral health is impairing performance

Many of the elite sportsmen and women who competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games had poor levels of oral health similar to those experienced by the most disadvantaged populations. 18 per cent of athletes surveyed said their oral health was having a negative impact on their performance. More...

27 September 2013: Athena SWAN awards: success for UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

Athena SWAN recently announced awards from the April submissions with all six UCL departments who applied being successful in achieving awards.Athena SWAN awards recognise a commitment to addressing the recruitment, promotion and retention of women in academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) sciences. Submissions are judged by STEMM academics, HR and Equality and Diversity professionals from across the sector.
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26 September 2013: Oldest existing lizard-like fossil hints at scaly origins

The fossilised remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. More...

25 September 2013: New Director for UCL Division of Biosciences

The Faculty of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that Professor Frances Brodsky will become the new Director of the UCL Division of Biosciences in January 2014. Professor Brodsky has spent much of her career at the University of California, San Francisco working in the field of cell biology and is a world expert on the protein clathrin, a key player in intracellular membrane traffic influencing the immune response, metabolism, neuronal function and development. More...

20 September 2013: MERS coronavirus may have transmitted from animals to humans more than once

The largest study of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) genomes to date reveals new information about how MERS-CoV is evolving, and its likely patterns of transmission. The work is published in The Lancet today.
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17 September 2013: Maternal Anorexia Nervosa linked to low birth weight

A meta-analysis of more than two million women led by researchers at the UCL Institute of child Health (ICH) has revealed that women with a known history of anorexia at any point prior or during pregnancy, have babies with a lower birth weight than healthy mothers. More...

13 September 2013: UK not investing enough in research into multi-drug resistant infections

A new study of the funding awarded to antimicrobial resistance research projects in the UK calls for political leadership and sustained and targeted spending More...

11 September 2013: Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL. More...

10 September 2013: Why young people might not heed your warnings

Campaigns to get young people to stop smoking may find more success by focusing on the positive benefits, such as having more money and better skin, rather than emphasising negative outcomes like increased disease risk, according to UCL research.
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6 September 2013: Education protects women from the obesity associated with urban living

Research into the rise in obesity associated with the burgeoning industrial and service sectors in low- and middle-income countries found that education is a key factor in reducing the negative impact on women’s health. More...

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