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Press Releases

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow inhaling cannabis

Drugs Live results: how different types of cannabis affect the brain

New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. More...

Published: Mar 4, 2015 3:31:12 PM

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Strange Creatures put on display at UCL

‘Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. By examining the world of animal representations, the exhibition explores how imagery has been used to bring newly discovered animals into the public eye. More...

Published: Mar 3, 2015 5:53:00 PM

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PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...

Published: Feb 25, 2015 10:08:11 AM

Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award

Dr Jade Alglave (UCL Computer Sciences) has been named as the winner of the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation by the Royal Society, More...

Published: Feb 20, 2015 4:47:05 PM

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Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. More...

Published: Feb 20, 2015 4:47:05 PM

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UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments

Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...

Published: Feb 16, 2015 10:36:42 AM