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Medicine/Pharmacology
17.11.2017
Foodbank users report benefit delays, adverse life events
Foodbank users report benefit delays, adverse life events
A new UCL study surveyed who uses food banks in London, and for what reasons. The study, published this week in the Journal of Public Health , found benefit-related problems were the most common reason, while recent adverse life events were also associated with food insecurity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.11.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
From Hong Kong high-rise to world-leading renal researcher
From Hong Kong high-rise to world-leading renal researcher
Professor Fred Tam, who recently took up the prestigious Ken and Mary Minton Chair of Renal Medicine, recounts his fascinating career journey.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
Austerity linked to 120,000 extra deaths in England
Austerity linked to 120,000 extra deaths in England
Health and social care spending cuts since 2010 are linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England, with the over 60s and care home residents most affected, finds new UCL research. The study, published today in BMJ Open , stipulates that the critical factor in these figures may be changes in nurse numbers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults
Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in their non-frail peers, according to a new study from UCL.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2017
Researchers to drive improvements in social care sector
Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
15.11.2017
Mission to make learning accessible
Dr Maggy Beukes-Amiss from the University of Namibia (UNAM) is on a mission to make learning as accessible as possible.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
15.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.11.2017
Keyhole surgery more effective than open surgery for ruptured aneurysm
Keyhole surgery more effective than open surgery for ruptured aneurysm
The use of keyhole surgery to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is both clinically and cost effective and should be adopted more widely, concludes a randomised trial published by The BMJ today. More than 1000 people a year in the UK require emergency surgery to repair a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2017
Primary care is key to optimising value in healthcare
Primary care is key to optimising value in healthcare
Balancing improvements in health against the cost of such improvements in primary care is vital to achieve a cost-effective and efficient healthcare system, finds a new report by University of Bristol researchers and published in the BMJ. Healthcare systems across the world are under immense pressure to deal with ageing populations alongside increasing numbers of patients with chronic diseases and multi-morbidity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
14.11.2017
Grandparent behaviour appears to have a negative impact on children’s long-term cancer risks
The behaviour of grandparents may inadvertently be having a negative impact on the health of their grandchildren, according to a new study.‌‌ Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, published the results of the review - which looked at 56 studies with data from 18 countries, concerning the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary carer of their grandchildren - today in the journal PLOS ONE.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2017
Outdated housing laws need 'desperate reform' in the wake of Grenfell
Outdated housing laws need ’desperate reform’ in the wake of Grenfell
Housing laws are 'out-dated, complex and patchily enforced', according to a major new report which calls for a new Housing Act to be introduced in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
14.11.2017
Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2017
Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of emergency hospital admission
Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of emergency hospital admission
Older patients who do not see the same GP over a period of time are at higher risk of emergency hospital admission than those who see the same or a small number of GPs, according to new research. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford found that the risk of emergency hospital admission was more than twice as high for patients with the least continuity of care compared with those with high continuity of care.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
13.11.2017
Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK
Children with disabilities are being denied equal opportunities for a quality education across the world, including in the UK
Researchers from the Faculty of Education have produced a new report on the current state of education for children with disabilities in both England and India.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2017
Annual amnesty for unused antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant bugs
Annual amnesty for unused antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant bugs
Imperial staff and students will have an opportunity to hand over any unused antibiotics this week as part of an annual amnesty.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.11.2017
Research from poor countries deserves a fairer hearing, says Imperial expert
Research from poor countries deserves a fairer hearing, says Imperial expert
Academia could be overlooking new ideas from low income nations without realising it, suggests an Imperial College London researcher. Dr Matthew Harris , from Imperial's School of Public Health and Institute of Global Health Innovation , discusses how unconscious bias could be keeping developed and developing countries from collaborating on the next generation of frugal innovations - high quality but affordable healthcare advances.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
10.11.2017
Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy
Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy
UCL and King's College London are leading the establishment of a new policy research unit, the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which will bring mental health researchers, clinicians, service users and carers closer together. The main aim of the unit is to provide research to inform policy makers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
10.11.2017
Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy
King's College London and UCL are leading the establishment of a new policy research unit, the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which will bring mental health researchers, clinicians, service users and carers closer together. The main aim of the unit is to provide research to inform policy makers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.11.2017
HPV jab and better tests mean women will need only three cervical screens from 2021
HPV jab and better tests mean women will need only three cervical screens from 2021
Rebecca Landy , Cancer Screening Statistician at Queen Mary University of London, writes in The Conversation about why women who have a HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime. The human papillomavirus or HPV is an incredibly common sexually transmitted infection: more than 85 per cent of women will be infected during their lifetimes and, according to the US Center for Disease Control: " HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active people get it at some point in their lives ".
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
10.11.2017
UCL joins with top Chinese university to train world leaders of the future
UCL joins with top Chinese university to train world leaders of the future
A UCL academic with an illustrious Chinese ancestry has forged new links with China's top university by designing a course that will help teach future potential leaders from the West about China's history and culture.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.11.2017
UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges
UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.11.2017
UCL professor named NHS medical director
UCL professor named NHS medical director
Professor Stephen Powis (UCL Division of Medicine) has been named medical director of NHS England. He is succeeding a fellow UCL academic, Sir Bruce Keogh, who was previously Professor of Cardiac Surgery at UCL and is stepping down from his post at the end of 2017.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
09.11.2017
UCL academic wins international award for hereditary disease research
UCL academic wins international award for hereditary disease research
Professor Sarah Tabrizi, director of the UCL Huntington's Disease Centre at the UCL Institute of Neurology, has received the 2017 International Leslie Gehry Brenner prize for Innovation in Science.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.11.2017
Engineering graduate shortlisted for Science Start-up of the Year
Engineering graduate shortlisted for Science Start-up of the Year
An Imperial College London graduate's company has been shortlisted for Science Start-up of the Year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
09.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
09.11.2017
Former UCL head of medicine appointed government's Chief Scientific Adviser
Former UCL head of medicine appointed government’s Chief Scientific Adviser
Professor Patrick Vallance, former head of medicine at UCL, has been appointed the UK government's Chief Scientific Adviser.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.11.2017
Oxford named world’s best for Medicine for seventh consecutive year
Oxford University has been ranked as the world's best institution for medical and health teaching and research for the seventh consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.11.2017
Next generation 3D printing investment helps widen access to technology
Next generation 3D printing investment helps widen access to technology
Businesses, researchers, students and school children are amongst some of the groups benefiting from enhanced additive manufacturing capabilities at Lancaster University's Engineering Department.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.11.2017
Imperial stem cell and leukaemia expert wins prestigious medal
Imperial stem cell and leukaemia expert wins prestigious medal
Dr Cristina Lo Celso has been announced as the winner of the Foulkes Foundation Medal 2017, awarded by the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.11.2017
Surgeon’s ’Magna Carta’ puts hard evidence at heart of decision-making
Heads of UK professional bodies for medicine, teaching and policing have signed and published an evidence ‘Magna Carta' - putting evidence at the heart of their institutions.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.11.2017
Exhibition images bring Phoenix to life
Ground-breaking work to improve health and reduce poverty in Namibia will be highlighted in a new photographic exhibition.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.11.2017
Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury
Cambridge expert jointly leads international push to reduce global burden of traumatic brain injury
Substantial reductions in the global burden of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be achieved with improved policies for prevention, new directions for clinical care, and novel approaches to research, according to The Lancet Neurology Commission on TBI.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.11.2017
Ten leading universities conduct over one third of UK animal research
Ten leading universities conduct over one third of UK animal research
As part of the ongoing commitment to greater openness about animal research, the ten universities which conduct the most animal procedures have publicised their figures today, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2016. All ten universities appear in the QS World University Ranking Top 100.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
06.11.2017
Streptococcus vaccine 'could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide'
Streptococcus vaccine ’could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide’
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year. 21.7 million pregnant women carry this bacteria according to the first global study of Group B Strep - most of them are currently unidentified and untreated. The study shows for first time that a maternal vaccine may prevent 231,000 infant and maternal GBS cases.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.11.2017
Ten leading universities conduct over one third of all UK animal research
Ten universities account for one third of all animal research in the UK Largest animal users are all among the top universities in the world All ten universities signed up to Concordat on Openness on
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
06.11.2017
New international consortium to accelerate drug discovery in kidney diseases
New international consortium to accelerate drug discovery in kidney diseases
A new consortium to accelerate the discovery of novel drugs to treat kidney diseases is announced today [6 Nov]. The NEPLEX (nephron on a chip with cellular and extracellular matrix complexity) consortium, comprising leading academic institutions including the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Evotec AG, will combine key technologies to develop and build a novel drug discovery device ("Nephron-on-a-Chip").
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
06.11.2017
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year
An estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.11.2017
First evaluation of sickle cell screening programme published
The first evaluation of the NHS Sickle Cell Screening Programme has found that it is successfully identifying newborn babies with sickle cell disease. The screening programme, established in 2002, enables the early identification of infants with sickle cell disease. Once children are identified with the disease, early entry into care allows a timely offer of penicillin prophylaxis, a preventative measure against severe infections in children with sickle cell disease, and education and support for parents, both of which are known to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.11.2017
Training evolution in pathology needed to deliver precision medicine
The future delivery of precision medicine is at risk unless pathology training programmes evolve to embrace genomics, warn UK researchers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.11.2017
Explore the environment in your area with interactive citizen science map
Explore the environment in your area with interactive citizen science map
The OPAL Data Explorer presents more than 41,000 environmental records collected by citizen scientists throughout the UK.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.11.2017
More women than men diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency
More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%), despite women having more red flag symptoms and more visits to their GP, according to UCL research.†The research was presented at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
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