38-50 Bidborough St
London WC1H 9BT
Tel: +44 020 3108 8829
UCL Staff News
2016-02-11 : Harry C Dayantis
A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.
2015-09-01 : Ruth Metcalfe
2016-01-27 : Harry C Dayantis
People bereaved by the sudden death of a friend or family member are 65% more likely to attempt suicide if the deceased died by suicide than if they died by natural causes. This brings the absolute risk up to 1 in 10, reveals new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.
2016-01-27 : Ruth Metcalfe
MP and shadow minister, Sir Keir Starmer, Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE and Jewish Chaplain for London Universities, Rabbi Gavin Broder will attend a small commemorative ceremony at the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
2016-01-26 : Harry C Dayantis
An epilepsy drug could lead to a new treatment that protects nerve damage in MS patients, according to research published in the Lancet Neurology.
2016-01-21 : Ruth Metcalfe
Marking the launch of the first ever award scheme recognising the work that universities are undertaking to advance race equality, UCL and seven other universities were presented with their Race Equality Charter awards at a ceremony in London this week.
2016-01-20 : Harry C Dayantis
UCL has today announced a free four-week online course “The Many Faces of Dementia” aiming to provide valuable insights into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. The interactive MOOC (massive open online course) features interviews with world-leading experts, people with dementia and their families as well as articles and discussion.
2016-01-18 : Nicholas W Tyndale Rebecca L Caygill
Leaders of the new UCL Environment Research Domain and the UCL eResearch Domain have been appointed, to foster interaction and collaboration across the university and with its partner organisations.
2016-01-12 : Ruth Metcalfe
Anyone with an interest in how social media is used around the world can now sign up for Why We Post: The Anthropology of Social Media , UCL’s first MOOC (massive open online course).
2016-01-06 : Siobhan Pipa
Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours list.
2015-12-17 : Harry C Dayantis
New results from the world’s biggest ovarian cancer screening trial led by UCL suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%.
2015-12-15 : Harry C Dayantis
People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new UCL research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
2015-12-10 : Harry C Dayantis
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cause of cancer death, and screening is offered through the National Health Service to everyone from age 60. But only 44% of those living in the poorest areas* in England take up this offer compared with 66% of those living in the richest areas, reports a new UCL-led study of 747,856 people.
2015-12-09 : James L Russell
A diverse and fascinating series of images were unveiled as the winners of the Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research competition for 2015/16, run by the UCL Doctoral School.
2015-12-04 : Harry C Dayantis
People born with a rare genetic mutation are unable to feel pain, but previous attempts to recreate this effect with drugs have had surprisingly little success. Using mice modified to carry the same mutation, UCL researchers funded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust have now discovered the recipe for painlessness.
2015-11-27 : Harry C Dayantis
Researchers have found out how a specific diet works to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy.
2015-11-25 : Ruth Metcalfe
There has been reaction from around UCL to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement speech given earlier today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, setting out the government’s spending plans to 2019/20.
2015-11-25 : Ruth Metcalfe
This week, members of UCL Laws visited Peking University to formalise a five-year scholarship agreement, made possible by the generous support of the Hong Kong-based Vinson & Cissy Chu Charitable Foundation and, in particular, Laws Alumnus Winston K S Chu.
2015-11-19 : Harry C Dayantis
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.
2015-11-19 : Harry C Dayantis
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.
2015-11-19 : Ruth Metcalfe
The Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL has won the category for local culture in Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Holborn via public vote in Time Out’s Love London Awards.
2015-11-18 : Harry C Dayantis
Clinicians and scientists from UCLH, UCL and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been awarded a £2.5 million grant by the National Institute for Health Research to develop and evaluate new molecular diagnostic tests.
2015-11-16 : Ruth Metcalfe
New research led by UCL for the Cities Changing Diabetes partnership shows socio-cultural factors including time pressure, commuting time and where you live play significant roles in diabetes vulnerability.
2015-11-14 : Ruth Metcalfe
“The UCL community wishes to send its support to the people of Paris and France after the terrible events that occurred in Paris on Friday night. We also wish to send our condolences to the families of the victims of these horrific attacks.
2015-11-12 : Ruth Metcalfe
Researchers from the UCL Institute of Education, UCL Geography and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience have recently been awarded 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.