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27 October 2015: Nearly 2/3 of secondary school children do not know what antisemitism means

World’s largest national Holocaust study finds nearly 2/3 of secondary school children do not know what antisemitism means. Students’ understanding of the Holocaust is often based on inaccuracies and myths. More...

27 October 2015: Withdrawing dementia drug doubles risk of nursing home placement

Withdrawing a commonly-prescribed Alzheimer’s disease drug from people in the advanced stages of the disease doubles their risk of being placed in a nursing home within a year, according to UCL research published today in The Lancet Neurology. More...

26 October 2015: Tribute to Professor Lisa Jardine

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS passed away on Sunday 25 October 2015. More...

22 October 2015: New trial to find out whether aspirin fights cancer

A new trial launches today, which aims to answer once and for all whether or not a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent some cancers from coming back. Some previous studies have suggested it might, but the evidence has not been conclusive. Doctors need clear proof that it is a safe and effective treatment before prescribing it for their patients. More...

22 October 2015: President Xi Jinping joins UCL at Confucius Institute conference celebrating Mandarin teaching in UK schools

UCL today welcomed President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and HRH The Duke of York to the opening ceremony of the UK Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms Annual Conference. More...

21 October 2015: Images of pleasure and winning have unique distracting power

Images related to pleasure or winning attract attention from demanding tasks, while equally intense but negative images and those associated with losing can be fully ignored, finds a new UCL study. More...

19 October 2015: First human trial for innovative new drug in development to treat Huntington’s disease

Patients in London are being dosed for the first time with an experimental drug for Huntington’s disease. This breakthrough could be one of the most important developments since the gene for Huntington’s disease was discovered in 1993. The trial of the revolutionary new ‘gene silencing’ treatment is being led by scientists at UCL’s Institute of Neurology. More...

16 October 2015: Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity highlighted

Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new UCL study, which could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the development of improved strategies for prevention and treatment. More...

15 October 2015: Extra brain cells make males remember sex

A pair of neurons have been found in the brain of male nematode worms that allow them to remember and seek sex even at the expense of food.  More...

14 October 2015: UCL and Takeda announce a new research partnership 

UCL and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a new research collaboration to identify and validate novel target genes for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease. More...

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