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Understanding how ice crystals form in clouds

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How ice forms on the surfaces of mineral dust particles in the atmosphere has been revealed by a team from UCL and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

Glaucoma drug may have potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease

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A drug which is used to treat the common eye disease glaucoma may have potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists at UCL.

Mother-child HIV transmission at all time low in UK and Ireland

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The number of mothers passing the HIV virus to their babies has fallen to a new record low in the UK and Ireland thanks to the very high take-up of antenatal HIV screening and treatment which reduces virus levels in the pregnant women, according to research led by UCL.

UCL launches UK-China Infrastructure Academy

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UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects.

Women with dementia receive less medical attention

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Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals.

Worrying denial of invasive species threat

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A new battlefront is opening in science denialism and this time the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world’s rarest species and most unique ecosystems, say a team involving UCL scientists.

HIV patients showing signs of multidrug resistance in Africa

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Significant numbers of patients whose HIV strains developed resistance to older generation drugs are also resistant to modern drugs, finds a new study led by UCL and funded by Wellcome.

New solution for making 2D nanomaterials

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Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future applications.

Conservation lessons from Pokémon GO

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The popular smartphone game, Pokémon GO, sets a benchmark for new conservation-focused augmented reality games and could be adapted to benefit environmental conservation, according to new research involving UCL scientists.

Most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference

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The majority of updates to mobile apps don’t have a significant impact on user ratings, suggesting developers might release updates too frequently, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

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