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Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives

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blood pressure

Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.

UCL professor awarded 2018 Leontief Prize

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Mariana Mazzucato

UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series

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Syracosphaera azureaplaneta

A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta, has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.

How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

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Drosophila fly

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring

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preconception health

Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

Reducing shipping industry's carbon emissions is 'major progress' 

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cargo ship

Low carbon shipping expert, Dr Tristan Smith, (UCL Energy Institute), has welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, calling the proposals ‘major progress’.   

Atlantic circulation that helps warm UK is at its weakest for over 1500 years

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 North Atlantic circulation is weaker today than it has been for over a thousand years, and leading climate change models could be overestimating its stability, according to a team of scientists led by UCL and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US.

Professor Paul Shearing recognised as global visionary in emerging technologies

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Professor Paul Shearing

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced long-term support to Professor Paul Shearing from UCL Chemical Engineering as a global visionary to develop more efficient, safer, and cheaper battery technologies.

New £5m study aims to transform treatment for children and young people with arthritis and uveitis

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UCL academics will lead a five-year study of childhood arthritis and its linked eye inflammation called uveitis, with the aim of better understanding how to treat the complex condition.

Drug-resistant gene goes from pig farms to patients worldwide

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mcr-1 distribution map

A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People’s Hospital.

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