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Health - 03.04.2009
Natural barcodes help us recognise faces
Our faces contain ‘barcodes' of information which help us recognise people and may have implications for improving face recognition software, according to a study co-authored by Steven Dakin of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology published today in the Journal of Vision .

Health - 03.04.2009
Nicotine replacement therapy could help some smokers quit gradually
Smokers who do not want to quit right now, but who are prepared to try to reduce their smoking are twice as likely to stop smoking in the long-term if they use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help them cut down gradually, according to research by scientists at the University of Birmingham.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.04.2009
Pioneering research brings cure for hearing loss one step closer
Research funded by RNID and Deafness Research UK has made a major breakthrough towards using stem cells as a treatment for hearing loss in the future.

Health - Business / Economics - 01.04.2009
Ocera Therapeutics licenses UCL liver failure research
UCL Business and biopharmaceutical company Ocera Therapeutics Inc have signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for UCL-L1V - a compound that can be used to treat acute hepatic encephalopath

Health - Administration - 01.04.2009
Benefits of competition in the primary care market may not be realised, warn experts
Reforms to increase competition in primary healthcare are unlikely to deliver benefits unless more attention is given to patient choice, according to new research published online today in the British Medical Journal.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2009
Study suggests new approach may be needed for treating infectious blindness
Study suggests new approach may be needed for treating infectious blindness Programmes may need to treat everyone who is living with someone infected with trachoma, say researchers %0A " By Laura Gal

Health - Environment - 30.03.2009
Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment
Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment D-1mT appears to help Anti-Retroviral Therapy work more effectively - %0A " Imperial College London News Release For Immediate Rel

Health - Pedagogy - 30.03.2009
Dr Richard Chin rewarded for paediatric epilepsy research
Links: UCL Institute of Child Health Sparks Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Richard Chin, a clinical lecturer at UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street NHS Trust, has won the Sparks charity's annual Young Investigator of the Year award for his work into childhood onset epilepsy.

Health - Psychology - 29.03.2009
UCL to develop training for smoking cessation workforce
A consortium headed by UCL has been chosen by the Department of Health to lead a nationally accredited training system for NHS Stop Smoking practitioners.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.03.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 26.03.2009
Listen now: Stem cell research the science, the methods and the applications
Links: UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Steering Committee The London Project to Cure Blindness UCL on iTunes U Four UCL professors discuss the science and debates surrounding stem cell research, reflect on their own work and consider the implications of President Obama's reversal of the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 26.03.2009

Business / Economics - Health - 25.03.2009

Business / Economics - Health - 25.03.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2009
UCL and Glaxo to develop drug antibody treatment for rare disease
Pentraxin Therapeutics Ltd, a UCL spin-off company, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are collaborating to develop the world's first dual drug?antibody treatment for the rare and often fatal condition amyloidosis.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2009

Health - 23.03.2009
Eczema team shortlisted for BMJ Group Award
Eczema team shortlisted for BMJ Group Award
PA 78/09 A University of Nottingham research team specializing in childhood eczema has been shortlisted for an award from the BMJ Group.

Health - 19.03.2009
Listen now: the benefits of an Academic Health Science Centre
Ed Byrne, UCL Vice-Provost (Health) explains the benefits to UCL and its local community of being involved in one of the first Academic Health Science Centres: UCL Partners.

Health - Pedagogy - 19.03.2009
UCL metabolic disorder study leads to national newborn screening
A pilot study led by Professor Carol Dezateux (UCL Institute for Child Health) has informed a decision to introduce a blood test for a rare metabolic condition for all newborn babies across England.

Health - Physics - 19.03.2009
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2009 March Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert PA 72/09 A University of Nottingham expert is calling on

Health - Environment - 18.03.2009
Duke of Kent Celebrates 25 years of Environmental Medicine in Birmingham
HRH the Duke of Kent will visit the University of Birmingham Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine this week to commemorate the institute's 25 years of work. The visit comes at a time when institute scientists are warning of a number of emerging environmental health risks particularly in the developing world.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.03.2009
New score for GPs will detect patients at high-risk of diabetes
New score for GPs will detect patients at high-risk of diabetes
PA 68/09 A simple new risk assessment score that will allow GPs to accurately predict which of their patients are most likely to develop diabetes over the next 10 years has been developed by experts at The University of Nottingham.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2009
UV light cuts spread of TB
UV light cuts spread of TB New study suggests ultraviolet lights could reduce the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo for 01.0

Earth Sciences - Health - 16.03.2009
MAGIC facilities are set to make Imperial world leader in isotope geochemistry
MAGIC facilities are set to make Imperial world leader in isotope geochemistry The Department of Earth Science and Engineering opens new £2million MAGIC laboratory %0A " Tuesday 17 March 2009 By Coli

Health - Environment - 16.03.2009
Population-growth symposium
The UCL Institute for Global Health's 9th Symposium, 'Straight Talking: Population growth and family planning', was held on 16 March 2009.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2009
Key resource will help address complications in pregnancy
A new resource at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) will help doctors and scientists address the four key complications in pregnancy. Jointly led by Professor Gudrun Moore (UCL ICH) and Professor Lesley Regan (St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London), the resource ‘ known as the Baby Bio Bank ' will be the first study of its kind and the most extensive, as it will analyse maternal and paternal inheritance patterns.

Health - Physics - 15.03.2009
A sticky business – how cancer cells become more ’gloopy’ as they die
A sticky business ? how cancer cells become more 'gloopy' as they die Imperial researchers capture images of changes as they occur inside cells %0A " Imperial College London news release Strictly emb

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2009
Brain awareness week: the impact of UCL research
‘Neuroscience is one of the key disciplines of our time, and UCL is today the strongest neuroscience university in Europe ': Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost.

Health - 11.03.2009
Extremely premature babies are at high risk of learning difficulties in middle childhood
Extremely premature babies are at high risk of learning difficulties in middle childhood
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2009 March Extremely premature babies are at high risk of learning difficulties in middle childhood PA 65/09 A major study charting the development of babies who were born extremely prematurely has found that they are at high risk of poor school performance and special educational needs at 11 years of age.

Pedagogy - Health - 11.03.2009
Specialist nurses boost consent to post-mortem child research
Article: 'Prospective parental consent for autopsy research following sudden unexpected childhood deaths: a successful model', in Archives of Disease in Childhood (Online First) A study published tod

Health - 11.03.2009
£95k donation to UCL cancer research
Bottoms Up, a North-West London bowel cancer charity, has donated £95,000 to UCL to buy a vital piece of equipment to aid cancer research.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.03.2009
Professor Linda Partridge: Woman of Outstanding Achievement
Professor Linda Partridge (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has been named a Woman of Outstanding Achievement 2009 for discovery, innovation and  entrepreneurship by the UK Resource Centre for Women (UKRC) in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Health - Social Sciences - 09.03.2009
Research suggests elimination of rabies is a realistic goal
10 March 2009 Research suggests elimination of rabies is a realistic goal Vaccination of the world´s domestic dog population could lead to the elimination of rabies, according to new research carried out at the University of Sheffield.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2009
US stem cell funding ban lift: the implications
Barack Obama yesterday overturned the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Event - 08.03.2009
Imperial named Academic Health Science Centre
Imperial named Academic Health Science Centre First 18 months shows new approach can transform patient outcomes Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare News Release For immediate rele

Health - Administration - 05.03.2009
New photo exhibition marks International Women’s Day with a window on women in science
New photo exhibition marks International Women?s Day with a window on women in science One hundred portraits to celebrate the diversity of individuals who study and work at Imperial - %0A " Imperial

Health - Life Sciences - 05.03.2009
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria Researchers uncover new insights into how mosquitoes' immune systems fight off deadly parasites Imperial College London news release

Health - 05.03.2009
Researchers pilot virtual clinic to help train doctors
Researchers pilot virtual clinic to help train doctors Third year medical students have been diagnosing virtual patients at a respiratory clinic in Second Life this week, as part of a research project on game-based learning.

Health - 04.03.2009
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
PA 58/09 Mums-to-be across the East Midlands are being invited to take part in research that aims to establish whether nicotine patches are safe and effective for pregnant smokers.

Health - 03.03.2009
Hookworms in MS trial
Hookworms in MS trial
PA 57/09 Scientists from The University of Nottingham will study the potential health benefits of parasitic worms as part of a study investigating treatments for people with the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis (MS).

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2009
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study Researchers identify 49 genes that work differently in schizophrenia patients - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict

Health - History / Archeology - 02.03.2009
Podcast Series: Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History, Part 2
The second instalment of the ‘Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History' podcast series, compiled by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, is now available for download.

Health - 02.03.2009
First step into research career
First step into research career
PA 54/09 The University of Nottingham has been chosen to pilot a new national funding scheme that will offer the most outstanding doctoral students a first step on the path to an independent research career.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.03.2009
Material success and social failure?
Material success and social failure?
PA 53/09 It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive. In a groundbreaking book, based on 30 years' research, Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor at The University of Nottingham together with co-author Kate Pickett from the University of York, go an important stage beyond either of these ideas to demonstrate that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them — the well-off as well as the poor.

Health - Veterinary Science - 26.02.2009
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research Researcher commended in NC3Rs prize - Friday 27 February 2009 By Lucy Goodchild A researcher exploring dangerous blood clots in the lungs has been recognised for his contributions to reducing the number of mice used in experiments.