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Platelets

Rare bleeding disorder diagnosis improved with super-resolution microscopy

Researchers from UCL, the National Physical Laboratory and the Royal Free Hospital have differentiated between patients with a rare bleeding disorder and healthy volunteers using super-resolution microscopy, providing an alternative method for accurately and cost-effectively diagnosing rare platelet diseases. More...

Published: Feb 4, 2016 12:25:14 PM

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Resistance to key HIV drug ‘concerningly common’

HIV drug resistance to tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug vital to most modern HIV treatment and prevention strategies, is surprisingly and worryingly common according to a large study led by UCL and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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Published: Jan 29, 2016 10:02:47 AM

Zebrafish brain

Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene

Research led by UCL, Yale and University of California, San Francisco has shown that the hormone estrogen alleviates the sleep disruption experienced by zebrafish genetically designed to help understand the biology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More...

Published: Jan 28, 2016 5:02:09 PM

Pregnancy

Antidepressants during pregnancy do not pose risk to unborn child

Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at greater risk of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects compared to women who are not exposed to the drugs, according to new research from UCL. More...

Published: Jan 28, 2016 10:40:32 AM

Help is at Hand

1 in 10 suicide attempt risk among friends and relatives of people who die by suicide

People bereaved by the sudden death of a friend or family member are 65% more likely to attempt suicide if the deceased died by suicide than if they died by natural causes. This brings the absolute risk up to 1 in 10, reveals new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council. More...

Published: Jan 27, 2016 11:09:18 AM


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