Archive of UCL News

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28 March 2014: Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life

Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study. More...

28 March 2014: Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts

The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time. More...

28 March 2014: UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes

UCL is partnering with Novo Nordisk and the Steno Diabetes Center – a world leading institution in diabetes care and prevention – to launch the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an ambitious new partnership programme to fight urban diabetes. More...

27 March 2014: Tribute to Captain Jerry Roberts MBE

Captain Jerry (Raymond C.) Roberts – one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park – has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Professor Susanne Kord (UCL German) pays tribute below: More...

27 March 2014: UCL student presents racing eight boat to University of London Boat Club

A top-of-the-range racing eight was presented to University of London Boat Club (ULBC) last week as part of the Parmigiani Spirit Award won by UCL student and captain of the ULBC James Cook. More...

27 March 2014: Cell-saving drugs could reduce brain damage after stroke

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new UCL-led study. More...

25 March 2014: Shorter sleepers are over-eaters

Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers. More...

24 March 2014: Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark

Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. More...

20 March 2014: UCL Entrepreneurs get thumbs up from Airbnb co-founder

A start-up founded by four UCL students has won the backing of a panel of judges led by Airbnb co-founder, Nathan Blecharczyk. More...

20 March 2014: UCL open letter to Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail

Professor David Price, Vice-Provost for Research at UCL, has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on Newsnight. The contents of this letter are reproduced in full below. More...

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