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Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL. 

Published: Nov 14, 2018 2:30:16 PM

£438 million investment for UCL gene therapy spinouts

UCL spinout Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, has raised $225 million (£173 million) through its initial public offering.

Published: Nov 8, 2018 12:53:51 PM

Are we failing people with learning disabilities?

The Government’s emphasis on ‘fairness’ and fixing a ‘broken society’ has failed for hundreds of thousands of people with learning disabilities, according to a new report by UCL.

Published: Nov 6, 2018 2:50:29 PM

Innovative gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease

A trial for a new gene therapy, known as AXO-Lenti-PD, aimed at improving the supply of dopamine in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease has been launched by researchers at UCL and University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

Published: Oct 25, 2018 2:03:41 PM

First UK surgery in womb for babies with spina bifida

A team from UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has operated on the abnormally developed spinal cords of two babies in the womb, in a medical first for the UK. 

Published: Oct 24, 2018 12:25:10 PM

How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally

The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Published: Oct 17, 2018 7:58:17 PM

Creating virtual tumours to aid cancer drug delivery

A virtual modelling technique which can create highly detailed 3D models of individual cancerous tumours and simulate the delivery of drugs in order to predict their effectiveness has been designed by UCL scientists.

Published: Oct 11, 2018 9:14:08 AM

UCL academics play key role in IPCC report

Scientists at UCL have joined experts from across the globe in writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting global warming to 1.5C.

Published: Oct 8, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Lifetime achievement award for UCL cancer researcher

Leading UCL oncologist Professor Charlie Swanton has been honoured by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) with a prestigious award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements to lung cancer research.

Published: Sep 27, 2018 2:32:14 PM

Follow plant-rich diets to help prevent depression

A diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, plant-based food and fish, typical of a traditional Mediterranean diet, could help lower depression risk, according to new research from UCL.

Published: Sep 26, 2018 11:10:50 AM