UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences



Our research is leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. UCL is ranked first in the UK for research power in medicine, health and life sciences (REF 2021). See how our academics and clinicians have improved healthcare and treatment for people around the world.

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Functioning antibodies recovered from ancient teeth

Scientists found antibodies extracted from 800-year-old teeth that are stable and still able to recognise viral proteins, according to new research from the University of Nottingham and UCL.

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Plans for UK’s first menopause education programme launched by UCL academics

UCL have teamed up with leading women’s health charities to design an education and support programme for women across the country experiencing menopause.

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MRI scans improve prostate cancer diagnosis in screening trial

Using MRI as a screening test alongside PSA density allowed detection of cancers that would have been missed by the blood test alone, according to new research from UCL, UCLH and King’s College London.

Advances in cancer treatment

Professor Jayant Vaidya explains how we're transforming the treatment of breast cancer treatment from weeks of radiotherapy to a one-off targeted therapy.

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Professor Mark Emberton joins the Made at UCL podcast to discuss his research into improving how we test and treat prostate cancer with imaging.

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Our COVID-19 research

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences experts have given updates and opinion to the press.

Our COVID-19 research

Our cancer research

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Our cancer research trials have continued throughout the pandemic. See the discoveries that are changing the landscape of cancer research.

Our cancer research

Our clinical trials research

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Studies led by UCL researchers have tested new therapies and drugs that will change clinical practice and improve the lives of patients.

Our clinical trials research