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Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer’s return

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increase the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. These are the first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx lung cancer study, led by UCL researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature More...

Published: Apr 27, 2017 3:15:32 PM

Image of retina shows hyperfluorescent signals - each white spot is a single “sick” retinal nerve cell - labelled in vivo using DARC technique

New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma

A simple eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. More...

Published: Apr 27, 2017 10:36:11 AM

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UCL climbs Complete University Guide table

UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today. More...

Published: Apr 26, 2017 10:27:50 AM

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Revolutionary method reveals impact of short circuits on battery safety

How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety. More...

Published: Apr 25, 2017 10:19:53 AM

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Brain's "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand

The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM

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