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Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

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Pipetting genetic samples

An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.

Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

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Aram Dorsum

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, according to UCL-led research.

People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones

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BERT Robot

Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led study suggests.

Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

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Eye

A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL. 

UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place

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UCL Quad detail

UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide.

New computer programme replicates handwriting

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handwriting

In a world increasingly dominated by the QWERTY keyboard, UCL computer scientists have developed software which may spark the comeback of the handwritten word by analysing the handwriting of any individual and accurately replicating it.

New imaging platform tracks cancer progression

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tracking cancer in zebrafish

A new rapid fluorescent 3-D imaging system developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists offers a non-invasive approach to accurately monitor tumour development in adult zebrafish.

UCL announces architect design winners for UCL East campus

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LDS Pool Street Section UCL East

UCL has awarded design services contracts to Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for two sites in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

HIV doesn’t drive the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis

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HIV budding

While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistance in TB patients as previously suspected, according to an international study led by UCL scientists.

Dark matter particle remains elusive

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LUX

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.

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