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Micropasts

Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.
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Published: Apr 16, 2014 12:22:37 PM

Diagram of optical muscle control system

Light-activated neurons from stem cells restore function to paralysed muscles

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London. More...

Published: Apr 4, 2014 9:42:04 AM

Professor Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society

UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre

The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years. More...

Published: Apr 2, 2014 12:46:26 PM

Fruit and vegetables

UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. More...

Published: Apr 1, 2014 10:07:22 AM

Family

Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life

Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study. More...

Published: Mar 28, 2014 9:31:48 AM

Memorandoms of James Martin

Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts

The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time. More...

Published: Mar 28, 2014 9:21:10 AM