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9 July 2013: Irregular bedtimes curb young children's brain power

Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood seems to curb children’s brain power, according to a large, long term study by academics in the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at UCL. More...

7 July 2013: Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners

A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumours in greater detail. More...

3 July 2013: Funding awarded for new severe arthritis pain study

Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham a grant of £800,000 to develop new treatments for severe arthritis pain. More...

2 July 2013: Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury

The rate and extent of damage to the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord injury have long been a mystery. Now, a joint research effort by UCL, the University of Zurich and University Hospital Balgrist has found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury. More...

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