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UCL cancer immunotherapy company, Autolus, launches with £30m investment

A new UCL spin-out company – Autolus – is being launch today to develop and commercialise a new generation of engineered T-cell therapies for haematological and solid tumours, with the backing of £30m in investment from healthcare investment company Syncona. More...

Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse

The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse. More...

UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m

Ten UCL researchers have been awarded funding worth over £1.3m from the Leverhulme Trust to fund a range of research, art and education projects across a wide range of subjects. In total, five Research Project Grants, three Major Research Fellowships and two Artist-in-Residence Grants were made.
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Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye

Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. More...

Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk

Four of the nine systems that regulate the interaction between land, ocean, atmosphere, ice-sheets and life on Earth are at risk from destabilisation due to human activity, according to an international team including UCL scientists. More...

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