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WHO HIV guidelines updated in the light of START and PROUD results

30 September 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have today released updated guidelines that make recommendations based on the results of the START and PROUD studies. They say the new policies could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030. The PROUD study and some of the START study sites were coordinated by the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and co-funded by the MRC.

First UK Biobank genetic study

25 September 2015

Smokers who survive into old age may hold key to lung health, according to an MRC funded study. UK researchers have identified genetic differences which affect smoking behaviour, and the predisposition of both heavy smokers and non-smokers to suffer poor lung health.

First patient treated with stem cell therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration

29 September 2015

The first patient has been treated with a new stem-cell-derived treatment for ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as part of a pioneering clinical trial in London.

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