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20 July 2017: Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. More...

20 July 2017: One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting risk factors from childhood onwards

One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life. More...

18 July 2017: Hearing a sound can alter perception of finger size

Hearing an ascending sound while pulling their own finger can make a person think their finger is longer than it is, finds a new study led by UCL and the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London. More...

18 July 2017: UCL researchers honoured by The Royal Society

The outstanding achievements of two UCL researchers – Professor Essi Viding and Professor Mark Miodownik – have been recognised by The Royal Society in this year’s Awards and Prizes announcement. More...

14 July 2017: Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields

Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds’ are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research. More...

14 July 2017: Documenting the human domestication of seeds from 2000BC

The rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop domestication from archaeological remains, has been documented for the first time by UCL scientists using the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source. More...

12 July 2017: Fear of crime is contagious, even in low crime communities

Fear of crime is perpetuated by the opinion of others, and often doesn’t correlate to the actual likelihood of experiencing crime, according to new UCL research. More...

11 July 2017: Gillian Anderson receives honorary fellowship 

Actor Gillian Anderson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) for her continued support and contribution to their Reading Recovery programme. More...

10 July 2017: Neuroscience research at UCL bolstered by £29m HEFCE grant

A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment. More...

10 July 2017: Low iron levels may increase risk of heart disease

People with low iron levels may be at greater risk of heart disease, according to a new study involving UCL scientists. More...

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