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New award for palliative care research

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Dr Anne Lanceley, Institute for Women's Health

A research project into palliative care, led by Dr. Anne Lanceley of the UCL Institute for Women's Health, has been awarded a £25,000 grant from national charity Target Ovarian Cancer. It is one of three grants to be awarded as part of the charity’s medical research programme, a unique nationwide funding scheme specifically targeted at ovarian cancer research.

New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited.

New Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health

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Rosalind Smyth

UCL is pleased to announce that Professor Rosalind Smyth FMedSci, Professor of Paediatric Medicine, University of Liverpool, Executive Director Liverpool Health Partners and Director of NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network, has been appointed to the post of Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences with effect from 1st October 2012.

UCL Vice-Provost responds to Open Access report

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Professor David Price

Implementation of the Finch Report on Open Access would "cripple university systems with extra expense", responds Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

First example of a heritable abnormality affecting semantic cognition found

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Four generations of a single family have been found to possess an abnormality within a specific brain region which appears to affect their ability to recall verbal material, a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol and UCL has found.

Most older pedestrians unable to cross the road in time

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Older person crossing the road

The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new UCL study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled ‘Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study’, has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing.

GACD members fund landmark research to reduce impact of hypertension

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GACD logo

In June 2011 the UCL Institute for Global Health was selected to host the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world.

UK Birth Cohort Study appoints Deputy Director

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Alissa Goodman has been appointed as Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the UK Birth Cohort Study at UCL, a post which has been created jointly by the university and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Potential new approach to regenerating skeletal muscle tissue

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UCL Institute of Child Health

An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells derived from the amniotic fluid is outlined in new research published by scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health.

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