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Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project

2014-09-19 : Siobhan Pipa

Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’, one of three grants announced today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol  to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.

UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings

2014-09-16 : Ruth Metcalfe

UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).

Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014

2014-09-11 : Ruth Metcalfe

A range of eminent figures have joined the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2014 graduation ceremonies, held from 26 August to 5 September.

‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.

High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex

2014-05-20 : Harry C Dayantis

New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex).

Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial

2014-05-20 : Harry C Dayantis

The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months.

UCL Professor appointed Chair of General Medical Council

2014-09-08 : Siobhan Pipa

Professor Terence Stephenson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has been appointed as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), the independent regulator of the UK's 260,000 doctors.

E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’

2014-05-20 : Harry C Dayantis

Public health messages about e-cigarettes should be based on facts and not prejudice, argues a new editorial from UCL public health experts.

Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s

2014-05-20 : Harry C Dayantis

An early-career researcher at UCL has just been awarded £900,000 for a stem cell study to develop new treatments for dementia.

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery.

How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing.

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2014-08-20 : Neil D Rodger

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£40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund

2014-08-12 : David R Weston

Proposals are invited for the IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund.

Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Scientists at UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease.

What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new UCL research.

Losing weight won’t make you happy

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Weight loss significantly improves physical health but effects on mental health are less straightforward, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.

London’s centralised stroke services save 96 extra lives per year

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Every year, London’s centralised stroke services save around 96 stroke patients who would have died under standard hospital treatment, finds UCL-led research.

Goalkeepers prone to ‘gambler’s fallacy’ but penalty takers fail to exploit it

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

After a string of penalties aimed in the same direction, goalkeepers are more likely to dive in the opposite direction on the next penalty but kickers fail to exploit this pattern, finds new UCL research.

The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.

UCL coding clubs for east London youngsters

2014-07-23 : Neil D Rodger

UCL is running a series of free coding clubs for young people in east London.

Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research.

Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.

Drink less for a healthier heart

2014-07-11 : Harry C Dayantis

A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ .