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UCL launches partnership with Egypt’s New Giza University

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Giza

UCL and New Giza University have launched an academic partnership to support colleagues from the NGU Faculty of Health Sciences to develop and deliver high quality undergraduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy programmes in the Cairo region.

Rare bleeding disorder diagnosis improved with super-resolution microscopy

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Platelets

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.

Resistance to key HIV drug ‘concerningly common’

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Map showing the countries included in the study

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.

Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene

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Zebrafish brain

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).

Antidepressants during pregnancy do not pose risk to unborn child

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Pregnancy

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.

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