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Press Releases

Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

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Contact lens

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.

Heavy metal music is inclusive and governed by rules of etiquette

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mosh web

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

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

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New Artificial Intelligence Professor will have full academic freedom

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.

George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

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George Orwell

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

Why do we love bees but hate wasps?

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Wasps suffer a poor public image

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.

Dead Good: Rare opportunity to visit UCL Pathology Museum

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Pathology Museum

There is a rare opportunity to see inside one of London’s most morbid museums as UCL Pathology Museum at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, opens its doors to the public for one weekend only this September.

UCL key partner in £14m cancer biotherapeutics research hub

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Biotherapeutics involves manipulating and enabling living cells to fight cancer

Researchers at UCL will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK.

Some patients not receiving ADHD treatment, despite overall increase 

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Some patients still not receiving ADHD treatment

Medication use to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has significantly increased across the world, however prescription rates are still far below diagnosis rates in most Western countries, a major new study co-led by UCL has found. 

Emotionally stable people spend more on Christmas

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People who are more emotionally stable spend more during the Christmas season, while those who are high in neuroticism spend less, according to new research by UCL and Northwestern University.

Blood and brain fluid change first in Huntington’s disease

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Blood sample

A simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before scans can pick up any signs in the brain, a new UCL-led study has found.

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