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Statement: UCL rent-guarantor scheme

For a number of years UCL has run a rent-guarantor scheme in which the university offers to stand as guarantor to students who move into private accommodation, effectively guaranteeing payment of rent. In the event of non-payment UCL becomes liable for any debts incurred.  More...

Published: May 25, 2016 2:21:30 PM

Fallopian tube

Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer

The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications. More...

Published: May 24, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England’s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions

Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet. More...

Published: May 24, 2016 10:16:27 AM

Noses

Genes for nose shape found

Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study. More...

Published: May 19, 2016 11:17:48 AM

M. vaccae

Bacterial immunization prevents PTSD-like symptoms in mice

Injecting mice with a UCL-discovered bacterium can reduce stress and inflammation, preventing them from developing PTSD-like conditions, finds a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. More...

Published: May 17, 2016 11:40:00 AM

School children

Two children in every class experience language disorders

Approximately two children in each Year 1 class will experience a clinically significant language disorder that impacts learning, according to a UCL-led study on language impairment at school entry age.
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Published: May 17, 2016 9:52:16 AM