Archive of UCL News

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20 March 2014: Cohort training keeps UK ahead

Professor David Bogle, Head of the UCL Graduate School and Chair of the League of European Research Universities Doctoral Studies Community, welcomes the support for more Centres for Doctoral Training announced in the UK Budget. More...

19 March 2014: Statins could help control multiple sclerosis

A high dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin significantly reduces brain shrinkage in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), found researchers supported by the Biomedical Research Centre at UCL and UCLH, with colleagues from Imperial College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Brighton and Sussex Medical School. More...

19 March 2014: Dame Nicola Brewer appointed as UCL Vice-Provost (International)

UCL has today announced the appointment of Dame Nicola Brewer as its new Vice-Provost (International).  More...

17 March 2014: Three quarters of people with seasonal and pandemic flu have no symptoms

Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor, according to new UCL-led research. More...

17 March 2014: Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see

Too much visual information causes a phenomenon known as ‘load induced blindness’, with an effect akin to dimming the lights, reports a new UCL study. More...

14 March 2014: UCL researchers set to take their research to parliament

Sixteen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain competition. More...

14 March 2014: Human brains ‘hard-wired’ to link what we see with what we do

Your brain’s ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information ‘highway’, suggests new UCL-led research. More...

13 March 2014: Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist

Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More...

13 March 2014: Invisible light bursts are keeping animals away from power lines

Animals may avoid high voltage power cables because of flashing UV light that is undetectable to humans, scientists say. More...

13 March 2014: Professor David Price joins The Conversation

Professor David Price, UCL Vice Provost (Research) has joined the editorial board of The Conversation. UCL is a founding partner of the site, which launched in 2013, and which features a range of news, analysis, features, and commentary from the university and research sector. More...

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