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Health - Life Sciences - 27.04.2009
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
PA 116/09 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Health - Life Sciences - 26.04.2009
New 99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems
New 99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems
New £99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems New six-storey building will contain over 450 world-class researchers and clinicians from Imperial College London and Imperial

Health - Life Sciences - 23.04.2009
UCL Pfizer to develop pioneering stem cell sight therapies
UCL has entered into a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical group Pfizer, negotiated by UCL Business, to advance development of stem cell-based therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Economics / Business - Health - 22.04.2009
New scholarship programme forged between Imperial College London and Abbey-Santander
New scholarship programme forged between Imperial College London and Abbey-Santander
New scholarship programme forged between Imperial College London and Abbey-Santander New agreement to encourage Iberamerican students to study in the UK - %0A " Thursday 23 April 2009 By Naomi Weston

Health - Environment - 22.04.2009

Health - Administration - 22.04.2009
TB vaccine enters new clinical trials
The world's leading candidate for a tuberculosis vaccine, developed at the University of Oxford, is to enter Phase IIb proof-of-concept clinical trials, making it the first TB candidate vaccine for more than 80 years to get to this advanced stage of clinical trials in infants. More than two billion people are infected with tuberculosis (TB) - approximately one out of every three people on the planet - and 1.8 million die annually from the disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.04.2009
Lice can be nice to us
Lice can be nice to us
PA 111/09 Parasite infestations might have a good side. Wild mice from a Nottinghamshire forest have given experts at The University of Nottingham clues as to the importance of some parasites, such as lice, for the conditioning of a "natural" immune system.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.04.2009
New measures to care for young carers
New measures to care for young carers
PA 110/09 Around 175,000 young people across the UK care for parents, siblings or other relatives who are sick, disabled or in need of support or supervision. These young people, under the age of 18, often assume a level of caring responsibility usually expected of adults.

Health - 20.04.2009
Meditation provides hope for people with depression
People with severe and recurrent depression could benefit from a new form of therapy that combines ancient forms of meditation with modern cognitive behaviour therapy, early-stage research by Oxford University psychologists suggests. The results of a small-scale randomised trial of the approach, called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), in currently depressed patients are published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy .

Health - Electroengineering - 15.04.2009
5million for nanotechnology healthcare research
UCL has won four grants worth a total of just over 5million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support research into large-scale integrated projects that exploit nanotechnology for healthcare purposes.

Health - 15.04.2009
Professor Terence Stephenson: new Nuffield Professor of Child Health
Professor Terence Stephenson has been appointed Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health, effective from 1 October 2009.

Health - 07.04.2009
NURTURE has the highest pregnancy rate in the Midlands
NURTURE has the highest pregnancy rate in the Midlands
NURTURE - the Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction - has maintained its position of achieving the highest clinical pregnancy rates in the Midlands.

Health - Physics - 06.04.2009
Point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring, to be developed with 2 million award
Point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring, to be developed with £2 million award A new device for people living with HIV to monitor their own health is being developed %0A " Joint P

Life Sciences - Health - 06.04.2009
Young adults at future risk of Alzheimer’s have different brain activity, says study
Young adults at future risk of Alzheimer's have different brain activity, says study Results may support the idea that memory function could gradually wear itself out in those who go on to develop Al

Health - Veterinary - 06.04.2009

Health - Economics / Business - 05.04.2009
Stem cell innovation at risk
Stem cell innovation at risk
PA 95/09 Despite great hopes for stem cell therapy, major structural and cultural changes within the NHS are needed if it is to succeed in the UK. Currently the chances of getting effective treatments into routine use in the short-term are small and the industry is at serious risk of 'market failure'.

Physics - Health - 05.04.2009
Accelerating success: Imperial teams up with the Cockcroft Institute
Accelerating success: Imperial teams up with the Cockcroft Institute New research partnership to focus on next generation of particle accelerators %0A " By Danielle Reeves 6 April 2009 Developing the

Life Sciences - Health - 05.04.2009
Schizophrenia patients see through illusions: watch now
Patients with schizophrenia are able to see correctly through the 'hollow mask? illusion, probably because their brain disconnects 'what the eyes see? from what 'the brain thinks it is seeing', accor

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 - Economics / Business - 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

Economics / Business - Health - 25.03.2009

Economics / Business - 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 - 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

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.