Archive of UCL News

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17 May 2012: Who stole my milk?: Exploring student homes in London

In the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Geffrye: Museum of the Home and MA students from UCL Institute of Archaeology are investigating shared and private spaces within London’s international student homes.  More...

17 May 2012: Greater awareness needed of rare disease cluster to aid earlier diagnosis

World experts gather at first international cilia scientific conference in London, 16-18 May More...

17 May 2012: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction. More...

16 May 2012: Butterfly genome reveals a promiscuous past

An international collaborative study to map the genome of a South American butterfly has identified the secret behind its mimetic nature. More...

15 May 2012: Festival of Volunteering at UCL

UCL and UCLU are launching a two-week Festival of Volunteering this summer. The programme will include talks, workshops and social events, as well as lots of practical opportunities to get involved in short term volunteering. More...

15 May 2012: Bright Club event at the Bloomsbury Theatre

Bright Club: The UK event is coming to the Bloomsbury Theatre on 18 May. Four of the hottest talents from outside London will take on four UCL performers to find out which city does funny best. This special gig is to celebrate the Bright Clubs emerging all over the UK. More...

15 May 2012: Success for UCLU Women’s Badminton

UCLU Badminton Women's 1sts have been promoted to the Premiership after a convincing 8-0 win in the final play-off against Cambridge.
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11 May 2012: Research reveals association between red hair gene and rare birthmarks

Research carried out at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital has identified that the gene causing red hair - melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) - is more common in children with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN), a rare form of birthmark. More...

11 May 2012: UCL Engineering Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

UCL Engineering announced today that two members of staff will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.

Dr Tarit Mukhopadhyay and Professor Clare Elwell will pursue their innovative global health research projects, titled ‘Elimination of the Cold Chain with Low-Cost Liquid Viral Vaccines’ and ‘Novel Biomarkers of Nutrition Related Cognitive Development’.
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10 May 2012: X-rays emitted from black holes sterilise galaxies

Astronomers at UCL, using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, have shown that the number of stars that form during the early lives of galaxies may be controlled by the massive black holes at their hearts. More...

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