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28 November 2014: Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease
The way that tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells has been discovered by UCL scientists, who showed that this process can be blocked, offering a potential therapeutic intervention for tetanus. This newly-discovered pathway could be exploited to deliver therapies to the nervous system, opening up a whole new way to treat neurological disorders such as motor neuron disease and peripheral neuropathies. More...
27 November 2014: Professor David Lomas appointed as new UCL Vice-Provost (Health)
UCL is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Lomas to the role of Vice-Provost (Health), replacing Professor Sir John Tooke, from 1st August 2015. More...
26 November 2014: UCL launches largest ever mentoring scheme with UCL Academy
UCL in conjunction with the Brightside Trust, a mentoring
charity, has launched a bespoke mentoring scheme for students at the UCL
Academy, the UCL-sponsored school in Swiss Cottage.
25 November 2014: Scientific methods shed new light on evolution of kinship patterns
New biological methods used to trace the evolutionary history of kinship patterns shed new light on how societies developed as farming spread across the globe during the Neolithic, according to new research by a UCL-led international team. More...
25 November 2014: UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL as the biggest higher education institution in London, and the largest postgraduate institution in the UK, with 19,000 postgraduate students. It will have over 11,000 staff and a combined income of over £1bn. More...
21 November 2014: Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees
19 November 2014: UK cities spend £23 million annually on IT
19 November 2014: Improving the lives of dementia carers
19 November 2014: New i-sense collaboration to improve monitoring of UK flu hotspots
19 November 2014: Tech City UK and UCL launch the Digital Business Academy
18 November 2014: One in ten British men say they have paid for sex
18 November 2014: Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
14 November 2014: Gardening and Muck in Day at St Pancras
14 November 2014: Tianjin and Shanghai join Cities Changing Diabetes on World Diabetes Day
14 November 2014: Britain's obese in denial about their weight
13 November 2014: Mars has macroweather too
13 November 2014: The Experiment: a new model for scientific research?
12 November 2014: Virtual reality helps people to comfort and accept themselves
12 November 2014: Gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future
10 November 2014: UCL announces partnership with Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre
7 November 2014: Changing London’s cycling infrastructure will improve safety