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75 years of the NHS

On 5 July 2023, the NHS will mark 75 years of service. We are celebrating this milestone by showcasing some of the world-leading research that has changed clinical practice for the better and helped improve the health of patients across the UK

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Transforming healthcare through research

Research plays a vital role in shaping and improving clinical practice, leading to better outcomes for patients. UCL researchers strive to unravel the complexities of diseases, develop new treatment approaches, and enhance existing healthcare practices.

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World-first use of base-edited CAR T-cells to treat resistant leukaemia

A patient with relapsed T-cell leukaemia has been given base-edited T-cells in a world-first use of a base-edited cell therapy, in a ‘bench-to-bedside’ collaboration between UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH).

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Trial of innovative CAR-T blood cancer treatment expanded

A clinical trial of a personalised therapy for blood cancer, led by researchers at UCL and UCLH, has been expanded enabling new groups of patients with a wider range of blood cancers to now receive the treatment.

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Devastating heart condition can be reversed, study shows for the first time

Three men who had heart failure caused by the build-up of sticky, toxic proteins are now free of symptoms after their condition spontaneously reversed in an unprecedented case described by a team at UCL and the Royal Free Hospital.

Obesity: England’s most pressing healthcare challenge?

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Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges facing the UK. In this documentary, Dr Rachel Batterham OBE meets leading experts and patients to consider what needs to be done to take meaningful action on this complex problem.

Seeing is believing: The transformation of prostate cancer management

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Professor Mark Emberton, Professor of Intervention Oncology and Dean, UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences, provides an insightful presentation reflecting on the transformation of prostate cancer management within the last 10 years.


In the news

Find all the latest news about UCL's world-leading researchers, whose innovations and discoveries are positively impacting lives around the world every day.

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HM The Queen visits UCL laboratory aiming to cure type 1 diabetes

Her Majesty The Queen visits pioneering scientists at UCL's Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, who are at the forefront of research aimed at finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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Opinion: What happened when I ate ultra processed food

Drawing from his new book 'Ultra-Processed People,' Dr Chris Van Tulleken (UCL Infection & Immunity) highlights the health concerns associated with a diet containing too many Ultra Processed Foods (UPFs).

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Instant Genius Podcast: Brain-controlled machines, with Tom Carlson

In this BBC bite-sized masterclass, Tom Carlson, Professor of Assistive Robotics explores the rapidly expanding world of brain-machine interfaces.

Training the next generation

UCL's is a global leader in research and education. Our scientific community is dedicated to discovering new techniques in disease detection and treatment that can make a real different to the lives of patients. 

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Developing CAR T immunotherapy to treat glioblastoma

PhD student, Morgan Palton, talks about her immunotherapy research and the UCL CAR T programme at UCL, plus her experiences studying our Cancer MSc course. 

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New approaches to understanding and treating brain tumours

Dr Lucy Brooks  is researching radioresistance in glioblastoma -  looking at how to manipulate tumour cells to make them more responsive to treatment.