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Published: 2017-12-18T15:22:07Z

 



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

2017-12-07T07:36:01Z

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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Individual choices, not family influence teenagers’ non-alcoholic drink preference

2017-12-04T16:31:32Z

Adolescents’ non-alcoholic drinks preferences are strongly influenced by their own individual circumstances and lifestyle choices, but not by their families and home environment, according to a new UCL study.


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Rising levels of HIV drug resistance

2017-12-01T09:49:29Z

HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO).


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Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis

2017-11-21T15:12:38Z

A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told

2017-11-21T08:43:15Z

The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.


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Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents

2017-11-20T09:00:57Z

Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


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Treasury eyes UCL graduate’s road charging scheme as he returns for celebration

2017-11-15T09:57:32Z

Gergely Raccuja, the UCL graduate who won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize with his road-charging scheme, returned to UCL for a celebratory lecture and dinner.


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Society's excluded people ten times more likely to die early

2017-11-12T20:41:26Z

People excluded from mainstream society in high-income countries have a tenfold increased risk of early death, according to research from UCL, homeless health charity Pathway and an international team of experts.


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UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges

2017-11-09T10:09:23Z

UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.


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Streptococcus vaccine 'could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide'

2017-11-06T10:04:37Z

Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year.


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Climate change already damaging health of millions globally

2017-10-30T12:37:55Z

UCL researchers have contributed to a report showing that climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency. 


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Mayor launches T-charge for “dirtiest” polluting vehicles during UCL nursery visit

2017-10-23T08:30:40Z

Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, marked the start of his T-charge on vehicles to combat city pollution by visiting UCL’s nursery in Bloomsbury.


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Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection

2017-10-17T16:19:52Z

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.


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National roll-out of PrEP HIV prevention drug would be cost-effective

2017-10-17T16:10:00Z

Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection (equivalent to less than 5% of men who have sex with men at any point in time) in England would be cost-effective, and could help to prevent up to one in four cases of HIV, according to UCL research. 


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Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine

2017-10-04T14:48:09Z

UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.


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UCL professor and director of new institute wins top economics prize

2017-10-04T08:42:39Z

UCL professor Mariana Mazzucato has been awarded one of the world’s top economics prizes for her groundbreaking work on the role of governments in innovation.


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Programme of research and education launched in Lebanon

2017-10-02T08:43:17Z

Academics from UCL today joined the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, to launch a new Centre for research and learning, focused on growth and prosperity in Lebanon.


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Communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest problems

2017-09-14T14:56:10Z

British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.


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Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission

2017-09-11T09:34:43Z

Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.


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Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

2017-07-20T09:26:29Z

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.


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UCL community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2017-06-23T15:35:31Z

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. 


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Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new ‘loci’

2017-05-04T16:15:43Z

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.


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Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD

2017-04-04T10:54:01Z

The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.


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UCL part of new £100 million Rosalind Franklin Institute

2017-02-24T12:42:05Z

UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) – a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre.


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Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers

2017-02-15T10:56:32Z

Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank.


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