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Researchers have shown a simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before brain scans can pick up any signs. Researchers hope the test will help develop drugs and treatments to slow the incurable and fatal brain disorder. The UCL-led study, published in Science Translational Medicine, builds on recent evidence by the same research team, which found a novel blood test can predict the onset and track the progression of the disease in people who carry the gene responsible for the disorder.
Ground-breaking CAR T-cell therapy will be given to children with cancer in the NHS for the first time, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced.
Researchers at UCL have identified a genetic variant which is linked to a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Use of a single pill containing two drugs could transform management of high blood pressure, according to new guidelines.
The UCLH Cancer Collaborative started a pilot NHS surveillance service last week aimed at detecting early ovarian cancer in high risk women who have chosen not to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
A higher proportion of people in black ethnic groups have a dementia diagnosis compared to white and Asian groups, a new study has found.

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