Archive of UCL News

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16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings

UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).
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16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...

15 September 2014: 3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, and scientists have unravelled the secrets of how they do this with a new 3D model.  More...

12 September 2014: Project to support state school students to study STEM at university celebrates biggest year yet

108 school students from low income backgrounds have been given a step up towards studying STEM subjects at university, thanks to in2ScienceUK, a project founded by UCL PhD student Rebecca McKelvey and marked this week at a celebration evening at UCL for students and scientist mentors.
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11 September 2014: UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014

A range of eminent figures have joined the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2014 graduation ceremonies, held from 26 August to 5 September. More...

11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss

Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...

10 September 2014: Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane

Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The fast rate of change suggests that factors such as environmental conditions, or competition with other species must have strongly favoured the bigger sloths, before they died out. More...

9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex

New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex). More...

9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial

The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months. More...

8 September 2014: UCL Professor appointed Chair of General Medical Council

Professor Terence Stephenson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has been appointed as the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), the independent regulator of the UK's 260,000 doctors. More...

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