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London ferries produce same pollution as hundreds of buses and trucks but are not policed by tough new emission regulations

Can London truly be a low emission zone when boats are not required to comply to same standards as buses & lorries? UCL consultant's, Dr Tristan Smith, UCL Energy explains the levels of boat emissions in London & Professor Hugh Montgomery (Centre for Human Health and Performance: Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health) talks about health implications.

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Centre for Teaching & Learning Economics (CTaLE) win UCL Education award 

The CTaLE team have been awarded a UCL Education Award for their efforts to encourage cultural change, the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Economics was set up in 2015 to foster a greater teaching ethos and to encourage greater interaction with research-based education. The team developed a holistic approach and included Faculty, students and the professional services team, where they developed a series of initiatives and innovations to embed active research across all modules.  This will be rolled out from fully from 2018/19. 

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Almost 1 in 4 people worldwide to be obese by 2045

If current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017), according to a study presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May). 

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UCL professors win the 2018 Brain Prize

The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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UCL secures key role in ESA mission concept to monitor space weather

A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.

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Drug lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntington protein in the nervous system.

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