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UCL project restoring Brazil’s Atlantic Forest wins Newton Prize

An innovative UK-Brazil research project co-led by a UCL academic has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Newton Prize for helping an entire indigenous community restore large swathes of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.  More...

Published: Nov 15, 2018 11:08:37 AM


Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space

A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. More...

Published: Nov 15, 2018 10:06:49 AM


Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL.  More...

Published: Nov 14, 2018 2:30:16 PM

Tracks of infected cells

Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection

Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study. More...

Published: Nov 12, 2018 5:02:04 PM

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie to give the Orwell Lecture 2018

The Orwell Lecture 2018, held annually at UCL, will be delivered by author Kamila Shamsie, on the question of ‘citizenship, migration and the transformation of rights into privileges’.  More...

Published: Nov 9, 2018 2:51:50 PM


UCL marks the Armistice centenary

On Sunday November 11 it will be one hundred years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.  More...

Published: Nov 8, 2018 5:11:11 PM