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UCL receives largest share of NHS research funding

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UCL's Cruciform building

UCL’s three biomedical research centres (BRCs) have won more than £167 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to further world-leading biomedical research conducted with partner hospitals. UCL has received more funding than any other UK university, followed by King's College London and Oxford University, which received £133m and £127m respectively.

Paving the way for new treatments to combat bacterial infections

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f-pilus

A team from Birkbeck, University of London and UCL has revealed new details of the structure of bacterial pili and how they interact with phages – viruses which can enter and kill bacteria.

Key mechanism behind brain connectivity and memory revealed

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nerve cells

Memory loss in mice has been successfully reversed following the discovery of new information about a key mechanism underlying the loss of nerve connectivity in the brain, say UCL researchers.

Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building

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Francis Crick Institute

The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.

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