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Cod bones reveal 13th Century origin of global fish trade

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Cod bones

London’s international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity.

Blood vessel research offers insights into new treatments for eye diseases

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Human eye

Leukaemia drugs could help to improve treatments for blindness caused by abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, finds new UCL research.

Proposed merger between IOE and UCL

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

The Councils of the Institute of Education and UCL have given approval for negotiations to continue on the proposed merger between the two universities.

Digital art transforms fish bones into cosmic bodies and marine slugs in new ‘Subnature’ exhibition 

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ALTED Hydrozoa by Lan Lan 2014

A new art exhibition exploring the relationship between nature and its representations opens today at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

UCL commits to openness about animal research

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A research animal at UCL

UCL formally committed today to a policy of openness about animal research when Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.

UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham

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Newham pupils in the lab

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.

Prime Minister of Japan gives keynote speech at UCL

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Prime Minister Abe and Professor Michael Arthur

The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shinzo Abe, visited UCL on 1 May to celebrate collaboration between the UK and Japan in education and research – and to explore how this can be further developed.

Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial

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Pills

A form of vitamin B3 has shown early promise against Friedreich’s ataxia, a debilitating degenerative disease with no treatment or cure, in the first human trial of the treatment involving UCL researchers.

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