Medicine - Sep 21
A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers. The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England. Reusable contact lens wearers with the eye infection are more likely to have used an ineffective contact lens solution, have contaminated their lenses with water or reported poor contact lens hygiene, according to the findings published today in the British Journal of Ophthalmology .
Environment - Sep 21
Environment

Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world - raising the risk of global extinction - due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL.

Medicine - Sep 21

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent.

Medicine - Sep 21

Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine.

Medicine - Sep 20

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have discovered a new molecule that plays a key role in the immune response that is triggered by influenza infections.

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