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Drink less for a healthier heart
11 July 2014
A reduction in alcohol
consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved
cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease,
lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ.
Galton archive now online
10 July 2014
UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome
Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the
Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton.
Same genes drive maths and reading ability
8 July 2014
Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can
read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the
University of Oxford and King’s College London who led a study into the genetic
basis of cognitive traits.
Blocking cells’ movement to stop the spread of cancer
7 July 2014
Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative
techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according
to new UCL research.
Working with Camden Council to get children active
3 July 2014
An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to
be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of
Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council.
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