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UCL community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Professor Alimuddin Zumla (centre) with the Zambia research staff

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. 

Professor Alimuddin Zumla (UCL Infection and Immunity) has been awarded a knighthood for his services to Public Health and Protection from Infectious Diseases. Sir Alimuddin Zumla, who is also a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a global leader in the field of life-threatening infectious diseases. He has made very significant contributions to the fields of TB, TB/HIV co-infection and other infections with epidemic potential. 

UCL’s first satellite ‘UCLSat’ launched

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UCLSat

UCLSat, a satellite designed and built by UCL engineers and scientists, has been launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India as part of an international mission called QB50.

Authenticity key to landing a new job

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new job

At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified

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Brain affected by Huntington's disease

A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.

Egocentric hearing: Study clarifies how we can tell where a sound is coming from

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Ferret

A new UCL and University of Nottingham study has found that most neurons in the brain’s auditory cortex detect where a sound is coming from relative to the head, but some are tuned to a sound source’s actual position in the world.

University Archaeology Day aims to tackle growing demand for archaeologists

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Lewis Glover UCL

UCL archaeologists are working with experts from 24 other universities to create the UK’s first University Archaeology Day, aimed at inspiring a much needed next generation of archaeologists.   

Grant Museum of Zoology embarks on a major taxidermy conservation project

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Echidna

This week [12-15 June], the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL, embarks on a major conservation project to restore and renew its taxidermy collection. 

Blood test can predict onset and track progression of Huntington’s disease

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Blood sample

The first blood test that can predict the onset and progression of Huntington’s disease has been identified by a UCL-led study.

Adding tobacco to cannabis doesn’t affect the high, but impacts memory and heart

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Joint

Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn’t improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological Medicine.

People match confidence levels to make decisions in groups

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Teamwork

When trying to make a decision with another person, people tend to match their confidence levels, which can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other, finds a new study led by UCL and University of Oxford researchers.

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