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Press Releases

UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision

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IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education (IOE). 

UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function

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Professor Geoff Raisman

A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.

Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform

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UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage.

Myelin vital for learning new practical skills

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Mouse brain

New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally.

Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses

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Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.

ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged

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Hyperion

Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn’s moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can have charged surfaces, according to UCL research.

UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 'Curing Cancer' documentary

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Dr Rakesh Popat, Consultant Haematologist at UCH, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the UCL Cancer Institute; Jeffery Sugarman, patient; Dr. Louise Dickinson, Clinical Fellow in Urology UCH; Debra Cox, patient

The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to the wards of UCLH.

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk

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Track Cycling at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, according to new UCL research undertaken as part of the Public Health Research Consortium.

Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention

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Open stent

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association.

Oral health problems in elite athletes ‘must be addressed’

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Javelin Thrower

Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies.

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