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Disruptive discoveries from UCL are changing the world we Iive in. UCL Faculty of Medical Science research is leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. Find out more below about the top discoveries from UCL Faculty of Medical Science.


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Protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, finds new research co-led by UCL and the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
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Masterswitch discovered in immune system could revolutionise treatment of major diseases

A critical pathway identified within the body’s immune system could potentially lead to new treatments for some of the most devastating human diseases.
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UCL team achieves HIV remission in patient in second-ever case worldwide

UCL researchers led a breakthrough in HIV treatment by helping a man in London reach sustained remission from HIV after ceasing treatment.
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Woman with novel gene mutation lives almost pain-free

Jo Cameron, a woman living in Scotland, can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a gene that was identified for the first time by a UCL-led team.
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New CAR T-cell therapy for leukaemia associated with fewer harmful side effects

A novel CAR T-cell therapy has been developed by UCL researchers and is designed to target cancer cells faster and cause fewer side effects.
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Genetic discovery will help clinicians identify aggressive versus benign bone tumours

The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at UCL, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Francis Crick Institute.
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The research at UCL has made a difference to women all over the world with early breast cancer.

Professor Jayant Vaidya, Consultant Surgeon at the Whittington, Royal Free and University College London Hospitals

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Jennifer Rohn

Dr Jennifer Rohn
Dr Jennifer Rohn is a Principal Research Fellow and research group leader in the Division of Medicine and the Head of the Centre of Urological Biology at UCL. We caught up recently with Jenny and asked her our ‘Top Ten’ questions.

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