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Grouping students into ability-based sets holds back less able pupils

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Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new UCL-led research.

Children from wealthier families much more likely to secure grammar school places

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Research reveals the huge advantage rich families gain by using private tutors in the race for grammar school places. 

Neglect common in English care homes

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The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.

World’s first room temperature maser using diamond developed

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The world’s first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser has been developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists.

Children in lower social classes are up to 5kg heavier than more advantaged peers, new study finds

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Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new UCL study has found.

Macaques choose stone tools based on own size and strength

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Macaques appear to select stone tools to crack open oil palm nuts based on the size and strength of their own body, rather than the optimum weight and size of the stone, to make the process more efficient, according to new research led by UCL.

UCL to lead European mission to study new planets

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UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission.

Patients regain sight after being first to receive retinal tissue engineered from stem cells

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The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained reading vision according to a new study involving UCL.

UCL publishes its gender and ethnicity pay gap report

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Our mean gender pay gap at UCL is 17.5% according to data published today; this has fallen from 19.5% in 2013 and is close to the UK average of 18%.

Prostate MRI scans increase cancer detection & reduce overdiagnosis

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A large international study led by UCL and UCLH researchers, has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies, are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.

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