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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)

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

Namid Stillman

Research Fellow at UCL

Mark Emberton

Professor of Surgery at University College London

Ivana Bjedov

Senior Research Fellow at UCL Cancer Institute

Hugo Walford

Medical student at University College London

Dawid Gondek

Research Assistant at University College London

Linda Partridge

Professorial Research Fellow at UCL focusing on genetics, evolution & environment

University College London (UCL) News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fewer mistakes in protein synthesis extends lifespan in simple microbes

Phys.org - 14-Sep-2021

Interestingly, rapamycin (and other drugs) also improves accuracy of protein production

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Heavy smoking and alcohol abuse cause premature ageing of arteries in youth

European Society of Cardiology - 23-Aug-2021

Stiffer arteries further elevate risk of heart disease and stroke, mainly in women

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Stimulating jobs delays dementia in old age

Guardian - 19-Aug-2021

Keeping your brain active, whether through work or hobbies may delay dementia

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Employment type in your 20s determines risk of heart disease later in life

CNBC - 11-Aug-2021

It's no real surprise that education (and with it, wealth) had a positive impact on health

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One in three adults face midlife health crisis in Britain, finds new survey

BBC - 28-Jul-2021

Unhealthy lifestyle is causing middle-aged people prone to multiple health issues

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A 3D-printed Third Thumb allows more functional activities with one hand

University College London (UCL) - 20-May-2021

Revolutionary wireless prosthetic thumb with effective adapatability in the brain

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Short sleep in midlife may be an early warning sign of dementia

Guardian - 20-Apr-2021

Sleeping for less than 6 hours in middle age could cause or increase the risk of dementia by 30%

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Genes correlated for diseases with similar age at onset

Medical Xpress - 19-Apr-2021

UK Biobank study reveals genetic links & potential treatment strategies for age-related diseases

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A Diabetes drug brings dramatic weight loss in obese patients

BBC - 11-Feb-2021

Semaglutide suppresses appetite, helping trail participants lose 20% of their weight

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Red light therapy could be the clue to restore your eyesight

China Global Television Network (CGTN) - 13-Dec-2020

Red light improved health and lifespan of fruit flies; might work on humans too

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Blood test for detecting Alzheimer's before symptoms appear

BBC - 29-Jul-2020

Experts found a protein indicating the disease, providing early treatment in the future

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Coronavirus gives extra incentive for smokers to kick the habit

BBC - 15-Jul-2020

1.5 times as many smokers quit in the last year than usual - a rare long-term benefit of the pandemic

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Age-related diseases: Common genetic associations and therapeutic implications

Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 30-Jun-2020

With genomic database and statistical tools, more interventions can be discovered

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Obesity in adults is linked to a higher risk of dementia up to 15 years later

Pharma Times - 29-Jun-2020

A Mediterranean diet may help you to keep your weight in check

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