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16 May 2013: Viking jewellery sheds light on dark period of British history

The presence of Scandinavian-style female jewellery in Britain has overturned the idea that the Viking conquest of England was an all-male affair, suggesting that in fact large numbers of women travelled over from the Scandinavian homelands. More...

16 May 2013: Post-mortem MRI: a viable alternative to an autopsy

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in foetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet. More...

16 May 2013: Grant Museum wins Cultural Pros Award at Museums + Heritage Awards

The Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL has been voted the winner of the inaugural Culture Pros Pick at the Museums + Heritage Awards – the Oscars of the museum world – at the awards ceremony last night. More...

15 May 2013: UCL shares in £50m of new funding to help stimulate UK’s economy

UCL has been awarded a share of a government investment of £50m into UK’s leading universities to drive growth, the Minister for Universities and Science has announced. More...

15 May 2013: Almost a quarter of jurors confused about rules on internet use during a trial

Almost a quarter of jurors (23%) are unclear about the rules surrounding internet use during a trial, according to preliminary research led by Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws). More...

14 May 2013: Take part in the UCL Student Barometer

All UCL students are invited to give their views to a student survey and, in doing so, have the chance to win an iPad and £1,000 in cash. More...

13 May 2013: Stress and unhealthy lifestyle increase risk of heart disease

People with job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are at higher risk of coronary artery disease than people who have job stress but lead healthy lifestyles, according to work published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. More...

10 May 2013: Study finds brain system for emotional self-control

Different brain areas are activated when we choose for ourselves to suppress an emotion, compared to situations where we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according a new study from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Ghent University. More...

9 May 2013: TRACK-HD study identifies early predictors of disease progression in Huntington's disease

An international team led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Neurology has identified a set of tests that could help identify whether - and how - Huntington’s disease (HD) is progressing in groups of people who are not yet showing symptoms. More...

9 May 2013: UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan: new student hub

The JBS Haldane Student Hub opened in Anatomy at the start of the summer term in April 2013. This large space overlooks the South Quad and is based in the Anatomy Building extension. More...

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