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17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids

Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol  to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
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16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...

15 September 2014: Liz Sampson reflects on being awarded William Farr Medal

I was very honoured to be nominated by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ William Farr Medal. This is awarded annually to medical practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the management of illness in elderly people. This can be in any research discipline as part of original work by those who are in mid-career. The award consists of a medal and is named after William Farr, a Fellow of the Royal Society, who stressed the importance of correct diagnosis in planning clinical treatment. More...

11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss

Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...

9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex

New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex). More...

9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial

The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months. More...

5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’

Public health messages about e-cigarettes should be based on facts and not prejudice, argues a new editorial from UCL public health experts. More...

5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s

An early-career researcher at UCL has just been awarded £900,000 for a stem cell study to develop new treatments for dementia. More...

4 September 2014: 40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery. More...

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