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UCL receives £3.8m for internationally-recognised healthcare research centre

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A UCL-led interdisciplinary research consortium, i-sense 'IRC Next Steps', has been allocated more than £3.8m in government funding for pioneering developments of agile early warning sensing systems for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

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Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

UCL in bid to create new generation of “green” electronics

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UCL scientists are seeking new links with Peking University (PKU) to create a new generation of “green” electronic devices that use nanotechnology to reduce the energy needed to generate their power.

BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

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BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the media.

New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

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Slow internet speeds and the Internet ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% – could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.

UCL’s teaching successes highlighted in study of national rankings

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UCL has been singled out for key features of its teaching including its focus on student employability, curriculum innovations and humility in an analysis of the recent nationwide assessment of universities’ teaching quality.

UCL Engineering and Computer Science rated among world’s best in new rankings

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UCL Engineering has been ranked fourth in the UK and among the top 40 in the world in the latest world league tables by the Times Higher Education (THE).

Dr Ellie Cosgrave to host new BBC podcast ‘Tomorrow’s World’

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Dr Ellie Cosgrave from UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP) is co-presenting the BBC’s new ‘Tomorrow’s World’ podcast.

Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine

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UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.

UCL helps shape UK's battery research strategy for electric car revolution

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UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

UCL academics presenting at New Scientist live

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Numerous UCL academics will be presenting at New Scientist Live this week, the second annual edition of a festival of ideas taking place at ExCeL London.

Japan’s PM reaffirms close ties with UCL in meeting with Provost

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thanked UCL for its role in helping to educate students from his country dating back 150 years to the Choshu Five in the 19th century.

UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities

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UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.

Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission

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Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.

UCL academics presenting at British Science Festival

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A number of UCL academics will be delivering presentations at the British Science Festival taking place in Brighton this week.

Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

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People who are 'extraverted' and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new UCL research.

Using glucose to fuel drug delivery to the brain

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A new drug delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and tested by a UCL-led team of scientists.

Measuring distance with a single photo

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Most cameras just record colour but now the 3D shapes of objects, captured through only a single lens, can be accurately estimated using new software developed by UCL computer scientists.

UCL researchers honoured by The Royal Society

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The outstanding achievements of two UCL researchers – Professor Essi Viding and Professor Mark Miodownik – have been recognised by The Royal Society in this year’s Awards and Prizes announcement.

Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life

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The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.

Magnetic implants used to treat ‘dancing eyes’

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A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person’s eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.

UCL community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. 

Authenticity key to landing a new job

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At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.

Professor Patrick Wolfe to become UCL's appointed non-executive Director and Trustee at The Alan Turing Institute

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Patrick Wolfe, UCL Professor of Statistics and Honorary Professor of Computer Science, has agreed to join the board of the Alan Turing Institute.

Record-breaking month for Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

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Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has received three prestigious awards in as many months, recognising his groundbreaking research in materials science at UCL.

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