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University College London (UCL) Creations

The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

Study that collects multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older.

People at University College London (UCL)

Richard Lee

Professor of Translational Immunology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Chiara Herzog

Postdoctoral Researcher at Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck and Honorary Research Fellow at UCL

Nazif Alic

Senior Research Associate at University College London

Gareth Hollands

Principal research fellow in evidence synthesis and behavioural science at University College London

Nick Lane

Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London

Arne Akbar

Professor of Immunology in Department of Infection and Immunity at the University College London

Brian Beach

Social gerontologist, Expert in policy for an ageing workforce and Research Fellow at UCL

Lena Ciric

Associate Professor at University College London

David Gems

British geneticist and biogerontologist, Professor of Biology of Ageing at University College London

Nicky Keay

Sports and Dance Endocrinologist, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Division of Medicine, UCL

Dimitrios Tsivrikos

Consumer and Business Psychologist at University College London

Pearse Keane

Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence at the University College London

Riyaz Patel

Professor of Cardiology at UCL and Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health and UCLH NHS Trusts

Pratima Chowdary

Heamatologist and Professor of Haemophilia and Haemostasis at University College London

Tamar Makin

Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London

Gus Gazzard

Director of the Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology

Rebecca Hughes

Cardiology PhD fellow at UCL and Barts Heart Centre

Michel Poulain

International speaker, Professor Emeritus UCL and expert on longevity

John Kelly

Professor of Uro-Oncology at UCL

Nick Lowe

Consultant Dermatologist at Cranley Clinic and Senior Lecturer in Dermatology at UCL School of Medicine

University College London (UCL) News

Mars mission and prolonged space travel could be bad for astronauts' kidneys

New Atlas - 13-Jun-2024

Possible factors of damage include radiation exposure and microgravity


U.K. health crisis deepens as England's poorest communities see life expectancy decline

Sky News - 01-May-2024

Researchers blame government policies for stalled progress and widening health gap


Tiny carbon beads improve gut health and fight liver disease in rats and mice

University College London (UCL) - 15-Apr-2024

Innovative approach to protect organs from harmful gut bacteria


Researchers develop blood tests for faster and easier dementia diagnosis

BBC - 04-Apr-2024

Large-scale trials aim to enable timely access to support and potential treatments


UCL study reveals cancer risk associated with vaping-induced DNA damage

Sky News - 20-Mar-2024

Study finds concerning similarities in DNA damage between vapers and smokers


Regenerative hearing drug shows promise in early clinical trials

University College London (UCL) - 05-Mar-2024

Drug LY3056480 didn't fix hearing completely but 45% participants showed better results


Ageing may not be just wear and tear, but a programmed continuation of development

Live Forever Club - 31-Dec-2023

Methylation patterns, measured by epigenetic clocks, offer novel insights


Is your heart older than you are? The lifestyle habits ticking away at your time

Live Forever Club - 15-Dec-2023

Complex interplay of genetics and lifestyle in influencing heart health


Moving around, even for a few minutes, is healthier for your heart than sitting

Independent - 10-Nov-2023

Try to replace some of your sitting time with standing or walking


UK air pollution regulations are saving lives, but not protecting ecosystems

University College London (UCL) - 25-Oct-2023

Existing regulations are not enough to protect sensitive habitats from ammonia


Genetic risk scores fall short in predicting common diseases

Independent - 17-Oct-2023

Limited accuracy, casting doubt on their suitability for public health screening


Hobbies are a powerful tool for boosting mental health in older adults

Forbes - 14-Sep-2023

A prescription for better mental health and well-being, regardless of country


Daytime napping: A natural elixir for brain health and longevity

BBC - 20-Jun-2023

Short snoozes under 30 minutes can boost brain size and potentially delay brain aging by up to 6 years


UK civil servants study highlights danger of 5 hours sleep

BBC - 19-Oct-2022

Leads to 30% higher risk of chronic disease compared to seven hours


Breakthrough gene therapy offers cure for a rare bleeding disorder heamophilia

BBC - 21-Jul-2022

Trial results were positive but cautioned the use until proven safe and effective


Minimally invasive robotic surgery challenges the gold standard open surgery

SciTechDaily - 13-Jun-2022

Bladder cancer patients show reduced hospital stay by 20% post procedure


Same aged old male athletes at higher heart disease risk than female athletes

British Heart Foundation (BHF) - 07-Jun-2022

Stiffer aorta and older vascular age in older male athletes when compared to female athletes


Robot-assisted operations reduce the risk of blood clots and allow patients to recuperate faster

UCL Cancer Institute - 15-May-2022

Robotic assistance in cancer surgery could be far more beneficial than previously thought


Three minute exposure to deep red light can improve your eyesight

University College London (UCL) - 24-Nov-2021

Morning exposure to long wave deep red light showed 17%-20% improvement in colour vision


Improving mitochondrial function enhances colour vision in old age

New Atlas - 24-Nov-2021

Long wavelength exposure partially restores ATP and improves eye function


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