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UCL climbs Complete University Guide table

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Students on portico steps

UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today.

Revolutionary method reveals impact of short circuits on battery safety

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exploding battery

How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety.

Brain's "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand

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Study participants

The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity

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Gut bacteria

The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.

Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

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Happy seniors

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL.

Everyone has different 'bad spots' in their vision

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Peripheral vision test image: clocks left and right

The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right.

Collaborating AI learns to play StarCraft

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StarCraft

Multiple artificial intelligence (AI) agents have learned to work together to play StarCraft, a science fiction combat video game, by using two-way communication according to a team from UCL and Alibaba Group.

Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD

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Antibiotics

The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.

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