University College London

Working long hours 'raises heart attack risk'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Working more than 11 hours a day increases your risk of heart disease by 67 per cent, compared with those working a standard 7-8 hours a day, according to a new University College London study.

Apr 05, 2011
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Tracking neural stem cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic nanoparticles could be used to track neural stem cells after a transplant in order to monitor how the cells heal spinal injuries, say UCL scientsts.

Feb 14, 2011
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Salt found in African, Caribbean foods 'shocking'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Popular dishes from African and Caribbean restaurants in London can contain the same level of salt as that in over 30 packets of ready salted crisps, according to new research which highlights ...

Feb 04, 2011
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Alzheimer's changes detectable in healthy elderly

A team of UCL researchers, part-funded by the Alzheimer's Research Trust, has discovered that combining spinal fluid testing with MRI scans could provide an early indication of a person’s risk of developing ...

Dec 22, 2010
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Signs of womb cancer can be seen with early screening

In a paper published today in Lancet Oncology, scientists in the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre at UCL have demonstrated that an ultrasound scan being used in screening trials for ovarian cancer can also pick up si ...

Dec 13, 2010
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