Posts Tagged ‘University College London’

‘Stunning’ operation regenerates eye’s lens

(Media Release) A pioneering procedure to regenerate the eye has successfully treated children with cataracts in China. More than half of all cases of blindness are caused by cataracts – the clouding of the eye’s lens. An implanted lens is normally needed to restore sight, but the operation described¬†in Nature activated stem cells in the […]

Rise in wellbeing in late 60s, survey finds

(Media Release) The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey. That is despite many people in the age group having at least one chronic disease. Participants were asked to rate how confident, cheerful, relaxed and useful they felt in their early 60s and […]

Processed meats do cause cancer – WHO

(Media Release)¬†Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were “probably carcinogenic” […]

Regularly working late at the office can increase chances of stroke and heart disease, says study

(Media Release) Working late at the office on a regular basis can increase the risk of having a stroke or heart disease, a study has found. Scientists found that working 55 hours or more a week can increase the chances of suffering a stroke by a third compared to the risk for people who work […]

Fruit snacks ‘contain more sugar than sweets’

(Media Release) Many supposedly “healthy” fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than sweets, says a campaign group. Action on Sugar looked at 94 products on UK sale, such as coated dried fruit, and found a third contained three or four teaspoons of sugar and 85% were more sugary than Haribo Starmix sweets. Child […]

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

(Media Release) Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers. Mathematicians were shown “ugly” and “beautiful” equations while in a brain scanner at University College London. The same emotional brain centres used to appreciate […]

Stem cell ‘major discovery’ claimed

(Media Release) Stem cell researchers are heralding a “major scientific discovery”, with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine. Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid. Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being trialled for healing the […]

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