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Published: 2018-02-20T20:11:11Z


Light exercise may lower death risk in older men


Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests UCL-led research.

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Building a nano-scale filter using DNA


Inspired by biological filters, scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Yale University have designed and built a nanometre-sized pore that helps us to better understand the complex way by which cells transport genetic material and viruses.

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Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet


The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales.

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Regional brain shrinkage in MS predicts disability


A UCL-led research team has identified the pattern of brain tissue loss in multiple sclerosis, enabling improved prediction of disability progression.

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Laser technology reveals the weight of some of UK’s and world’s biggest trees


New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.

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NHS breast cancer patients to benefit from go ahead for UCL-pioneered treatment


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.

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UCL gifted £1m for major research project on rare cancer


A UK wide research network for osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer primarily affecting teenagers and young adults, is to be set up by UCL thanks to a generous gift of £1m from The Tom Prince Cancer Trust.  

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UCL cancer trials to get £9m funding boost


Cancer Research UK is planning to invest nearly £9m over the next five years into research at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre.

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Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery


Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.

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Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease


People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George’s, University of London and the University of Surrey.

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