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Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives

Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.

Published: Apr 19, 2018 11:47:57 AM

UCL professor awarded 2018 Leontief Prize

UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

Published: Apr 18, 2018 2:57:45 PM

How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

Published: Apr 17, 2018 1:03:33 PM

Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring

Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

Published: Apr 17, 2018 9:20:19 AM

Reducing shipping industry's carbon emissions is 'major progress' 

Low carbon shipping expert, Dr Tristan Smith, (UCL Energy Institute), has welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, calling the proposals ‘major progress’.   

Published: Apr 13, 2018 5:57:24 PM

Does age at menopause affect memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Published: Apr 12, 2018 10:24:31 AM

Drug-resistant gene goes from pig farms to patients worldwide

A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People’s Hospital.

Published: Mar 26, 2018 2:49:22 PM

Iceland gives £10m to build new dementia research facility at UCL

The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation (IFCF) has today fulfilled its pledge to donate a total of £10 million to support the development of the Hub of the new UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, a year ahead of schedule.

Published: Mar 26, 2018 10:49:08 AM

Neglect common in English care homes

The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.

Published: Mar 21, 2018 6:43:17 PM