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Exploring the physics of chocolate fountains

A UCL mathematics student has found that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain surprisingly pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension.

Published: Nov 25, 2015 10:20:18 AM

New target for macular degeneration gets funding for clinical trials

The Medical Research Council is to fund researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to conduct clinical trials into the use of a humanised monoclonal antibody to treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Published: Nov 20, 2015 5:11:00 PM

Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to UCL Institute of Education

In recognition of its “world leading contribution to the policy and practice of education with international reach around innovative social research” UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.  

Published: Nov 19, 2015 5:30:05 PM

Poorer dementia patients in England less likely to be prescribed drugs

Dementia patients from more affluent areas in England are 27% more likely to be prescribed anti-dementia drugs than patients from poorer areas, finds a new UCL study of 77,045 dementia patients across the UK. This inequality was not seen in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Published: Nov 19, 2015 10:33:00 AM