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UCL President & Provost elected to the board of the League of European Research Universities

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UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam.

Nearly half of women with HIV lack support to manage menopause

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Women with HIV are failing to get the support they need during menopause, according to a new study led by UCL. 

Stars formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang

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Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light years away formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang, finds a team of international astronomers led by groups at UCL and Osaka Sangyo University in Japan.

Alcohol and tobacco biggest threat to lifespan of all addictive drugs

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A new review, co-authored by Professor Robert West (UCL Behavioural Science and Health), has compiled the most up-to-date source of information on the burden of death and disease caused by alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use.

Did leprosy originate in Europe?

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The largest study to-date on the DNA of ancient leprosy has revealed more strains of the debilitating disease were present in Medieval Europe, than previously thought.

Genome sequencing reveals origin of killer fungus behind the ‘amphibian plague’

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A deadly fungus responsible for the devastation of amphibian populations around the world has spread from East Asia, according to new research led by scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Zoological Society of London.

Gene may have helped humans adapt to cold climates

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A gene variant common in Europeans may have proliferated because it helped early humans adapt to cold weather, according to UCL research.

Artificial muscles promise to speed up testing of treatments for muscle diseases

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Artificial muscles grown from human stem cells could pave the way forward for treating muscle diseases, according to new research led by UCL.

Microbes are savvy when contributing to the common good

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Microbes vary their contribution to a community to maximise the return on their investment according to a new study led by UCL and the University of Bath.

Artist creates paint pigments from coal mine sludge

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 An innovative UCL artist has hit a rich seam of life in old coal mine water and created five new commercial fine art paint colours, which will be launched at a ground-breaking exhibition this month (April).

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