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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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Moisture in Buildings and how to deal with it

UKCMB have created a great educational video on the causes and prevention of damp, mould and condensation in homes. The video aims to provide guidance to homeowners on how to avoid moisture problems in homes in the UK.

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The Seldon Lists top 20 Influential Figures in British Education - 2017

Professor Rose Luckin is the Dr Who of AI in education. Schools and universities will be transformed over the next 10 to 15 years by the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). No one has done more visionary work than Rose Luckin, Professor at UCL’s Institute of Education in the field of learning sciences, educational technology and AI. AI will personalise learning and provide the biggest revolution yet seen in the provision of high quality and individual education for all. “What we are very interested in is the right blend of human and artificial intelligence in the classroom – identifying that sweet spot,” she says. 

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UCL Centre for Forensic Science scoops Bronze Lion at Cannes

The UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences (UCL CFS) has scooped a Bronze Lion in the Design and Typography category at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Their winning campaign, made in collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather London, aims to crowdfund £1m for a world-class forensic evidence research laboratory and expose the surprisingly common yet critical problem of the misinterpretation of forensic science evidence.

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Neuroscience Research at UCL receive £29m HEFCE grant

A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.

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Royal Geographical Society Award for Dr James Cheshire

UCL Consultant, Dr James Cheshire was presented with the Royal Geographical Society’s Cuthbert Peek Award at its Annual Awards Ceremony on June 5 for his work on Advancing geographical knowledge through Big Data.  

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UCL joins Board of London Economic Action Partnership

Dr Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London), has been appointed to the board of a new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help boost jobs and support economic growth in the capital.

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UCL launches UK-China Infrastructure Academy

UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects.

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