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Dental And Nutrition Experts Call For Radical Rethink On Free Sugar Intake

Harry Dayantis, University College London Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of...

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sloth
2014-09-12 03:00:31

Bex Caygill, University College London Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published September 10 in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The fast rate of change suggests that factors such as environmental conditions, or competition with other species, must have strongly favored the bigger sloths, before they died out. Scientists from UCL and University College Dublin...

fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London (UCL) Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity. The study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, looked at data of 2,944 adults over the course of four years and found that those who reported being discriminated...

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2014-08-06 10:40:30

Bex Caygill, University College London The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected. The new equation accurately predicts exactly how happy people will say they are from moment to moment based on recent events, such as the rewards they receive and the...

obesity and exercise
2014-07-29 03:30:00

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity. The research is by Joshua Bell and colleagues, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL (University College London), UK. Physical activity and sitting time (or 'sedentariness') are two common...

Labeling People With Pre-diabetes Is Unhelpful And Unnecessary
2014-07-15 03:31:56

University College London Labeling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. The analysis, published in the BMJ, considered whether a diagnosis of pre-diabetes carried any health benefits such as improved diabetes prevention. The authors showed that treatments to reduce blood sugar only delayed the onset of type 2 diabetes...

Stopping Spread Of Cancer By Blocking Cells' Movement
2014-07-07 03:13:10

University College London Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumors, according to new UCL research. Scientists discovered that cells can change into an invasive, liquid-like state to readily navigate the narrow channels in our body. This transformation is triggered by chemical signals, which could be blocked in order to stop cancer cells from spreading. Most cancer deaths are not...

2014-06-18 12:37:20

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2014-2024http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/pharma_leader_series_top_25_ophthalmic_drug_manufacturers_2014_2024.html Report DetailsNew study shows you commercial prospects for leading eye drug producersWhat does the future hold for top companies in the pharma ophthalmics industry? Visiongain's brand new report...

2014-05-29 10:40:27

University College London London's international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity. The research, led by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan, provides new insight into the medieval fish trade and the globalisation of London's food supply. Archaeologists analysed data from nearly 3,000 cod bones found in 95 different excavations in and around London. They identified a sudden...

2014-05-28 20:20:50

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM:IVO, 'Innovations'), the leading technology commercialisation and investment company and S.R.One Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline's venture captial fund, announce today that they have led, alongside co-investor UCL Business PLC (UCLB), an GBP850,000 seed financing for Puridify, a newly formed company providing purification solutions for biotherapeutic manufacturing. Puridify's technology was developed in the...

2014-05-08 09:33:20

"What a curious feeling," says Alice in Lewis Carroll's tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar. Scientists too have to get used to these curious feelings when they examine matter on tiny scales and at low temperatures: all the behavior we are used to seeing around us is turned on its head. In research published today in the journal Nature Communications, UCL scientists have made a startling discovery about a familiar...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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