Archive of UCL News

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25 February 2015: UCL Philanthropy Day

This week saw 153 UCL students, staff and alumni join together in an attempt to set the record for the largest number of people wearing Jeremy Bentham facemasks in one place on campus. More...

25 February 2015: 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...

23 February 2015: UCL announces partnership to enable new insights in the study of sedimentary geology

A collaboration between UCL's Department of Earth Sciences, Rocktype Limited, and FEI will potentially enable faster and more efficient processing of large data sets in the study of sedimentary geology. More...

20 February 2015: 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...

20 February 2015: 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...

19 February 2015: International Women’s Day 2015 events

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2015 UCL will be hosting a programme of events across campus. More...

17 February 2015: Yale UCL Poetry competition announces winners for 2014

The winners of the 2014 Yale UCL Medical and Engineering Students’ Poetry Competition have been announced. More...

17 February 2015: Professor Stephen Caddick appointed to Executive Board of the Wellcome Trust as Director of Innovation

Professor Stephen Caddick has been appointed as Director of the Innovations division at The Wellcome Trust, it is announced today. Professor Caddick, who is currently Vice Provost (Enterprise and London) at UCL, succeeds Dr Ted Bianco, who retires from the Trust later this year. More...

16 February 2015: 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...

12 February 2015: Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment

Patterns created by the brain’s grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, according to UCL researchers. This means grid patterns aren’t a universal metric for the brain’s GPS system to measure distance, as previously thought. More...

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