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31 March 2016: Cancer drug could treat blood vessel deformities

A drug currently being trialled in cancer patients could also be used to treat an often incurable condition that can cause painful blood vessel overgrowths inside the skin, finds new research in mice led by UCL, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona. More...

29 March 2016: Uncertainty can cause more stress than inevitable pain

Knowing that there is a small chance of getting a painful electric shock can lead to significantly more stress than knowing that you will definitely be shocked, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). More...

24 March 2016: Lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals twice as likely to suffer mental health issues

Adults who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are twice as likely as heterosexual adults to suffer from anxiety or depression, according to research from UCL, London Metropolitan University and Public Health England.  More...

24 March 2016: New drug shows promise against muscle wasting disease

A new drug to treat the muscle wasting disease inclusion body myositis (IBM) reverses key symptoms in mice and is safe and well-tolerated in patients, finds a new study led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at UCL and the University of Kansas Medical Center. More...

23 March 2016: UCL announces 2.5% rent reduction for 2016/17

UCL has today announced that it will reduce the contract length for its rooms across its owned student accommodation from 40 to 39 weeks a year, effectively reducing the annual rent payable by 2.5%. This decision has been taken to align the start of the academic year with arrival of students into halls.  More...

23 March 2016: Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s ‘Northern Lights’

Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s intense ‘Northern Lights’ by generating a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than normal and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s aurora borealis, finds new UCL-led research using NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory. More...

22 March 2016: UCL excels in QS World University Subject Rankings

UCL has strengthened its performance in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 8 subject areas ranked in the global top 10 and 4 areas in the top 5 worldwide. More...

21 March 2016: Child mortality and malnutrition linked to gender inequality

Women’s status in society is strongly linked with children’s health and survival according to a new study from UCL and the University of Cambridge. More...

17 March 2016: UCL confirms theatre will be reinstated

Following an initial consultation and feedback from students and other groups, UCL has confirmed its commitment to reinstating a theatre on campus. More...

16 March 2016: UCL winners at 2016 Wellcome Image Awards

A photograph of a premature baby receiving light therapy by David Bishop, a photographer with UCL Health Creatives and the Royal Free Hospital, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Julie Dorrington Award for Outstanding Clinical Photography in the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards.
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