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Press Releases

Statement: UCL rent-guarantor scheme

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UCL Quad

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. 

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

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Fallopian tube

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.

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

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Pregnancy

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.

Genes for nose shape found

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Noses

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

The four genes mainly affect the width and ‘pointiness’ of noses which vary greatly between different populations. The new information adds to our understanding of how the human face evolved and may help contribute to forensic DNA technologies that build visual profiles based on an individual’s genetic makeup. 

Bacterial immunization prevents PTSD-like symptoms in mice

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M. vaccae

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.

Two children in every class experience language disorders

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School children

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.

Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit

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Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit

The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law (‘CEL’) is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy. 

Why bad experiences are remembered out of context

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Hippocampus

Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.

UCL agrees £280m European Investment Bank loan for campus developments

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UCl EIB

UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university.

Meaning of brain scans for ‘pain’ called into question

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'Pain matrix[' in person who doesn't feel pain

Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain.

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