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HIV virus

Trial of ‘Kick and Kill’ Approach to HIV Cure Leaves Puzzles...

The approach involves waking up and then killing the ‘sleeping’ HIV that is hiding in the body using an experimental approach known as ‘kick...
age-related macular degeneration

Successful Trials of New Treatment at Moorfields in Fight Against Sight...

Patients regain sight after being first to receive retinal tissue engineered from stem cells Successful trial on patients using new stem cell based treatment...
HIV detection

Quick HIV Detection Method Could Diagnose Early Disease

The test in question could also be adapted to be used in other infectious diseases such as Ebola and Zika. In recent years, diseases such...
ebola

New Technology for Diagnosing Immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College...
quantum networks

Developing a Secure, Un-Hackable Net

To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely. With the EU and...
astronomical objects

Data on 400 Million Astronomical Objects Released

DES scientists are using this data to learn more about dark energy, the mysterious force believed to be accelerating the expansion of the universe....
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Catalyst for Making Fuels from Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by...
breast cancervideo

New Marker in Blood Could Detect Fatal Breast Cancer up to...

A new marker that could be used to diagnose fatal breast cancer up to one year ahead of current methods has been identified in...
dementia

Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Unique Genetic Profile Identified

The genome-wide association study, conducted by a UCL-led collaboration of 65 academics in 11 countries and funded by Alzheimer’s Society and the Lewy Body...
Huntington’s disease

Drug Lowers Deadly Huntington’s Disease Protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully...
psychosis

Psychosis Incidence Highly Variable Internationally

Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study led by researchers at...
newborn babies

Behaviour Not Indicative of Pain in Stressed Babies

In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research. The study, published today...
Enzyme

Lifespan Prolonged by Inhibiting Common Enzyme

The lifespans of flies and worms are prolonged by limiting the activity of an enzyme common to all animals, finds a UCL-led study. The enzyme...
tuberculosis

Gastric Acid Suppressant Lansoprazole May Target Tuberculosis

A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis...
diabetes

Simple Test Predicts Diabetes Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes will benefit most from weight loss surgery has been developed by...
Depression

Teenage Depression Linked to Father’s Depression

Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. While the...
machine learning

Improving Clinical Trials with Machine Learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that...
SuperNEMO

Probing the Nature of the Neutrino Using SuperNEMO

One mile beneath a mountain in the French Alps, an international team involving UCL scientists is hoping to unlock more secrets of the mysterious...
mammals

Mammals Switched to Daytime Activity After Dinosaur Extinction

Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study...
Stomach Cancer

Acid Reflux Drug linked to More Than Doubled Risk of Stomach...

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more...