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UCL tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz was Professor of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and a Clinical Geneticist. More...

Published: Sep 21, 2018 8:00:51 PM

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Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers. More...

Published: Sep 21, 2018 10:25:09 AM

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Heavy metal music is inclusive and governed by rules of etiquette

Forget wild and chaotic behaviour, heavy metal music culture is inclusive and governed by etiquette and codes of conduct, according to new UCL research. More...

Published: Sep 21, 2018 9:09:52 AM

New Artificial Intelligence Professor will have full academic freedom

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

Leading AI company DeepMind is establishing a Professorship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at UCL - where two of its co-founders, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, were students. More...

Published: Sep 20, 2018 11:37:55 AM

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George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections, have been formally inscribed to the prestigious UNESCO Memory of the World International Register.  More...

Published: Sep 19, 2018 2:34:00 PM

Wasps suffer a poor public image

Why do we love bees but hate wasps?

A lack of understanding of the important role of wasps in the ecosystem and economy is a fundamental reason why they are universally despised whereas bees are much loved, according to UCL-led research. More...

Published: Sep 19, 2018 8:48:27 AM