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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UCL invented dialysis machine proved safe and effective for treating liver failure

The first successful in-patient trial of liver dialysis has been completed by researchers from UCL, the Royal Free Hospital, UCL spin-out Yaqrit and their collaborators.

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Study reveals unique molecular machinery of woman who can’t feel pain

The biology underpinning a rare genetic mutation that allows its carrier to live virtually pain-free has been uncovered by new research from UCL.

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Exploring ways to treat kidney cancer using patients’ own cells

Researchers from the UCL are leading a collaborative project with GSK, aiming to discover innovative new kidney cancer treatments that use the patient’s own cells.

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