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Novel botulinum compound relieves chronic pain

A modified form of botulinum toxin gives long-lasting pain relief in mice without adverse effects and, in time, could replace opioid drugs as a safe and effective way of treating chronic pain, according to research by UCL, the University of Sheffield and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. More...

Published: Jul 18, 2018 7:07:33 PM

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Fetal gene therapy prevents fatal neurodegenerative disease

A fatal neurodegenerative condition known as Gaucher disease can be prevented in mice following fetal gene therapy, finds a new study led by UCL, the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Health System in Singapore. More...

Published: Jul 17, 2018 11:09:20 AM

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Bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years, discover archaeologists

The charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers over 14,000 years ago has been discovered in north-eastern Jordan by a team of researchers from UCL, University of Copenhagen and University of Cambridge. More...

Published: Jul 16, 2018 9:15:21 PM

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UCL ranked 5th in THE Europe Teaching Rankings

UCL secures 5th place among more than 240 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 published today. More...

Published: Jul 12, 2018 5:18:21 PM

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Intensive care patients’ muscles unable to use fats for energy

The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. More...

Published: Jul 12, 2018 1:41:30 PM


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