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Published: 2017-12-16T11:38:47Z


UCL research leads to haemophilia gene therapy success


UCL research is behind the first successful gene therapy trial to treat haemophilia A, the most common type of the disease.

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Third of over 75s unaware they have chronic kidney disease


Over one-third of people aged over 75 show evidence of having severe chronic kidney disease, according to research from UCL published in the latest NHS Digital Health Survey for England. By comparison, only 5 per cent of adults of that age reported that they had been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease by a doctor.

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Gene mutation causes low sensitivity to pain


A UCL-led research team has identified a rare mutation that causes one family to have unusually low sensitivity to pain.

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Government policies fail to reduce school segregation


Rich and poor children continue to go to different schools in many countries despite government efforts to encourage them to learn together and reduce the achievement gap, according to new research from UCL.

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Drug lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein


The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system.

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Heart disease linked to depression, loneliness, unemployment and poverty


Social stress factors such as loneliness and being unemployed, in addition to conventional risks such as smoking and high blood pressure, are associated with higher risks of developing heart disease, according to a new UCL-led study.

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UCL receives £3.8m for internationally-recognised healthcare research centre


A UCL-led interdisciplinary research consortium, i-sense 'IRC Next Steps', has been allocated more than £3.8m in government funding for pioneering developments of agile early warning sensing systems for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.

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Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail


Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela – including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world – have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

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Pupils from across the country celebrate Mandarin success


Over 100 pupils were this week praised by Education Secretary Justine Greening and Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb on their high levels of achievements studying under the Mandarin Excellence Programme.

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Higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s in gene study


Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.

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