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Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

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The proposed building (Howland Street View)

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction.

Minister for Universities and Science, launches Imanova, a new public-private research centre for imaging science

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Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

Imanova, a new state-of-the-art imaging centre co-owned by the Medical Research Council and three of London’s leading universities, has been formally launched at a showcase event attended by representatives from the founding organisations and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science.

Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

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Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

Five medical researchers from UCL have been recognised for excellence in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

National hand-washing campaign improved hygiene and reduced infection

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Credit www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters

An evaluation of the national cleanyourhands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections, according to a new study published in the BMJ.

Trial makes thyroid cancer treatment safer and shorter

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Cancer Institute

A new gold standard for thyroid cancer treatment has been set, reducing radiation doses to just one third of the current level, according to research from the CRUK-UCL Cancer Trials Centre. The results are published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.

UCL gives evidence to House of Lords Select Committee

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Palace of Westminster

Professor David Bogle (Head of UCL Graduate School) gave evidence on 24 April to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into higher education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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