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Ageing and immunity

Professor Arne Akbar and Dr Emma Chambers (both UCL Infection & Immunity) discuss the impact of ageing on the immune system and why our defences decline as we get older. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Health' (from 9 mins 50 secs)  More...

Published: Feb 21, 2018 11:54:57 AM

Cancer drugs could treat rare blood-vessel disorder

Dr Veronica Kinsler (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) has led research, discovering the genetic cause of a blood-vessel disorder that can cause deadly bleeds and stroke. Read: BBC News, More: BBC World Service 'The Newsroom' (from 16 mins 33 secs), BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 22 mins 45 secs) More...

Published: Feb 21, 2018 11:13:56 AM

Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

Professor Robert Howard (UCL Psychiatry) says a new research paper shows that alcohol misuse and dependence are very potent risk factors for the development of dementia. Read: Guardian, More: Mail Online More...

Published: Feb 21, 2018 11:02:50 AM

Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks

Dr Rodwan Abouharb (UCL Political Science) says as global human rights scrutiny increases, governments get rid of political opponents by making them forcibly disappear. Read: Conversation More...

Published: Feb 20, 2018 11:31:09 AM