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Mood-enhancing drugs could also provide relief for chronic pain

A study led by Dr Maria Maiarù and Dr Sandrine Géranton (both UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has found that class of drugs being studied to treat certain mood disorders may also be able to relieve chronic pain by acting on a gene involved in regulating the body’s reaction to stress. Read: Forbes, More: UCL News More...

Published: Feb 11, 2016 4:04:10 PM

Record-breaking superfast broadband is 50,000 times faster than current speeds

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering). Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, UCL News More...

Published: Feb 11, 2016 3:46:57 PM

The Race Equality Charter awards are not a quick win

Commenting on the Race Equality Charter awards, Fiona McClement (UCL Equalities & Diversity) says that her team wanted to get involved because the charter offered a “structured, cohesive, focused way” of building on the efforts that staff were already making. Read: Research Fortnight (£) More...

Published: Feb 11, 2016 12:13:21 PM

Do scientists make the best science ministers?

Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) questions whether science ministers should be experts in science. Read: Research Fortnight (£) More...

Published: Feb 11, 2016 12:09:03 PM