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A third of BME university historians experience racial discrimination

Professor Margot Finn (UCL History) said research by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) on the experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) historians in UK universities showed bias and discrimination is "far more prevalent in UK university programmes than many historians have acknowledged." Read: Independent, More: The Times (£) More...

Published: Oct 18, 2018 12:53:14 PM

Struggling to understand the global financial crisis

Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) recounts the confusion experienced by students and staff alike as the global financial crisis of 2008 gained momentum. Listen: BBC World Service, ‘The Compass’ (from 7 mins 30 secs).  More...

Published: Oct 18, 2018 12:10:01 PM

The most common form of TB originated in Europe, find report

The most common form of TB originated in Europe and was spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas by early European explorers, finds research co-authored by Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Dr Vegard Eldholm (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and formerly UCL Genetics Institute). Read: iNews, More: Daily Mail, UCL News More...

Published: Oct 18, 2018 11:49:39 AM

Lab-grown oesophagus has huge possibilities

A pioneering new study co-led by Dr Paola Bonfanti and Professor Paolo De Coppi (both UCL GOS Institute of Child Health) has seen researchers grow the world’s first oesophagus engineered from stem cells and successfully implant it into mice. Read: BBC News More...

Published: Oct 17, 2018 4:24:27 PM