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2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis
An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council.
2014-07-02 : Ruth Metcalfe
A team of researchers led by Dr Helen Chatterjee (UCL Museums & Collections) will begin a new three year project this month, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to explore the value and role of museums in social prescribing.
2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis
Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital.
2014-06-19 : Siobhan Pipa
A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
2014-06-18 : Neil D Rodger
Over the past four months, we have been working with colleagues from across UCL to develop our academic and financial plans to establish a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP).
2014-06-12 : Ruth Metcalfe
UCL Public and Cultural Engagement are celebrating success at the national Engage Competition Awards which took place on 11 June 2014 at the Natural History Museum.
2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis
A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge.
2014-06-06 : Ruth Metcalfe
UCL is featuring in a UK-wide campaign from 9–15 June to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.
2014-06-05 : Harry C Dayantis
HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral infections, finds new UCL research.
2014-05-29 : Harry C Dayantis
The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience was today awarded to Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL and affiliated faculty member in the UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
2014-05-27 : Rebecca L Caygill
UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture.
2014-05-21 : Ruth Metcalfe
The Councils of the Institute of Education and UCL have given approval for negotiations to continue on the proposed merger between the two universities.
2014-05-20 : Harry C Dayantis
People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes than if they use willpower alone or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum, finds a large UCL survey of smokers in England.
2014-05-15 : Ruth Metcalfe
A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore.
2014-05-09 : Neil D Rodger
UCL has been engaging with schools in Newham, with the aim of inspiring pupils from the borough to consider higher education as a viable option, and applications to UCL from students living in Newham have risen by 31% in the past year.
2014-05-07 : Ruth Metcalfe
Today UCL is joining with government and other educational and industry partners to commit to the Women into Technology and Engineering Call to Action. This action includes engaging with young people, and increasing the participation of women in these fields within the University.
2014-04-30 : Ruth Metcalfe
UCL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, which holds one of the top specialist collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, has launched an interactive online 3D object library, allowing visitors to view the artefacts in the same way as curators.
2014-04-15 : Harry C Dayantis
Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services.
2014-04-02 : Harry C Dayantis
The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years.
2014-03-28 : Harry C Dayantis
Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.
2014-03-28 : Siobhan Pipa
The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time.
2014-03-27 : Ruth Metcalfe
Captain Jerry (Raymond C.) Roberts – one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park – has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Professor Susanne Kord (UCL German) pays tribute below:
2014-03-27 : Harry C Dayantis
Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new UCL-led study.
2014-03-25 : Harry C Dayantis
Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.
2014-03-19 : Harry C Dayantis
A high dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin significantly reduces brain shrinkage in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), found researchers supported by the Biomedical Research Centre at UCL and UCLH, with colleagues from Imperial College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.