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New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited.

Brain scans prove we’re crazy in love

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Love may not be blind, but it does make you dumb, according to brain scans taken by Professor Semir Zeki (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) of people in the early days of a romance. Read: Times (£)

Medical Photographer Wins Wellcome Image Awards 2012

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Derek Tutssel receiving the Wellcome Image Award 2012 from Fergus Walsh of the BBC

We are very pleased to announce that at the Wellcome Image Awards 2012 ceremony which took place in London last night Robert Ludlow, medical photographer at the UCL Institute of Neurology, UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Medical Illustration Unit was named as the overall winner, the first time this accolade has been awarded in the twelve year history of this prestigious event. Robert’s stunning image “Intracranial recording for epilepsy” shows the surface of a patient’s brain during surgery at the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

Prestigious Junior Investigator Award for stroke research

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Dr Andreas Charidimou

Congratulations to Dr Andreas Charidimou who has been awarded a prestigious Junior Investigator Award for outstanding research in stroke by a young investigator at the XXI European Stroke Conference 2012.

UCL Vice-Provost responds to Open Access report

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Professor David Price

Implementation of the Finch Report on Open Access would "cripple university systems with extra expense", responds Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

UCL at Cheltenham Science Festival

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UCL at Cheltenham Science Festival

A number of UCL academics and students are taking part in the Cheltenham Science Festival, which starts today.

The Festival, which runs 12-17 June, is co-directed for the seventh consecutive year by Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI).

Stem cell scientists take hope from first human trials but see long road ahead

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Professor Pete Coffey (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) talks about stems cells, and how he’s developing his own therapy for age-related macular degeneration, which affects about a quarter of the over-60s in the UK. Read: Guardian

Electrical stimulation of the brain: the benefits of the short, sharp shock

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Drs Sven Bestmann (UCL Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders) and Jenny Crinion (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talk about new techniques in electrical stimulation of the brain that could soon be treating a range of conditions. Read: Guardian

Fundraising run to thank consultant

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Bill Aston with Professor Mike Hanna after finishing the BUPA London 10K run

Consultant neurologist and director of the UCL Institute of Neurology Professor Mike Hanna, led a team of colleagues in a fundraising race to boost research into muscle wasting diseases. Running alongside him was one of his grateful patients. 

UCL News podcast: Royal Society summer science exhibition

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podcast

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

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