UCL Global News and Case Studies
Tuberculosis (TB) disease rates in some parts of London are as high as in Sub-Saharan Africa, and drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly common. These require specific treatments, and if doctors know that a bug is resistant they can start therapy earlier, often leading to better outcomes. More...
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa
25 November 2014: UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
23 October 2014: Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives
21 October 2014: UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
15 August 2014: UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair
13 August 2014: Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014
12 August 2014: National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
19 June 2014: UCL and China: visit from Peking University delegation
16 April 2014: Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts
2 April 2014: UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre
28 March 2014: Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts