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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections

Bodies found in a 200 year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team involving UCL scientists. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2015 11:36:45 AM

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Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages

Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. More...

Published: Apr 16, 2015 5:00:21 PM

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell

Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible

The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2015 11:15:06 AM

Lung cancer cells

Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive

UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in Cancer Cell. More...

Published: Apr 8, 2015 5:12:21 PM

HIV-1 infected T cell (purple) interacting with an uninfected target T cell (brown) during cell-to-cell spread at the virological synapse

HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...

Published: Apr 2, 2015 7:48:00 PM

Professor Sibylle Mittnacht interviewed by Clare Hastings at The Institute of Cancer Research, London

New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene

Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 12:25:07 PM