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30 July 2012: UCL scientist discussing NASA landing on Mars

On Monday 6 August, UCL scientist Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL Earth Sciences) will appear as a guest expert at an event at the Natural History Museum, following the live landing of Curiosity, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover on Mars.
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27 July 2012: Olympic Opening Ceremony - creating the iconic map of London

Urban planning and design company Space Syntax has created the giant map of London’s street network which formed an iconic part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games. More...

27 July 2012: National Early Warning Score to identify patients in need of urgent care

A working party chaired by Professor Bryan Williams (UCL Cardiovascular Science) says there should be a national system for recognising very sick patients whose condition is deteriorating and who need more intensive medical or nursing care. More...

26 July 2012: UCL's 2013-2014 Access Agreement approved by OFFA

UCL is pleased to announce that our 2013-2014 Access Agreement has received approval from the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). More...

26 July 2012: First child to receive stem cell trachea transplant doing well after two years

The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant is functioning well two years on, according to a paper published in The Lancet today. More...

25 July 2012: UCL hosts biochemical engineering course for school children

This July, UCL played host to a biochemical engineering residential course for 15 and 16-year-old students run by The Smallpeice Trust.
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25 July 2012: Genital cosmetic surgeons need greater awareness

Practitioners of female genital cosmetic surgery should be more aware of the wide variation in appearance of female genitalia and be wary of performing surgery on women whose genital dimensions are normal, says a new review co-authored by Dr Sarah Creighton from the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health. More...

23 July 2012: First study into the effects of MDMA on the resting brain

Researchers from UCL and Imperial College London are carrying out a neuroscience study to examine for the first time how the resting brain responds to MDMA, the pure form of the Class A drug ecstasy. The study is funded by Channel 4, and recorded footage of it will be shown on two new science programmes this autumn, ‘Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial’, alongside a live studio debate to explore issues linked with MDMA. More...

23 July 2012: UCL student team tackling plastic pollution in the Pacific

This summer, a team of UCL students has been working on a project that will be entered in the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.
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23 July 2012: HIV drug resistance rising in parts of Africa

Drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nearly a decade ago according to new research led by UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO). More...

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