Archive of UCL News

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15 May 2014: Watching stressful movies triggers changes to your heartbeat

Watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, reports a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. More...

15 May 2014: Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore. More...

14 May 2014: UCL commits to openness about animal research

UCL formally committed today to a policy of openness about animal research when Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. More...

12 May 2014: New Quantum Science & Technology Institute opens at UCL

UCL is today inaugurating a new Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ). The new institute will coordinate and support research into quantum science and technology across UCL, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research. More...

9 May 2014: UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham

UCL has been engaging with schools in Newham, with the aim of inspiring pupils from the borough to consider higher education as a viable option, and applications to UCL from students living in Newham have risen by 31% in the past year. More...

7 May 2014: UCL joins call to action for greater numbers of women in technology and engineering

Today UCL is joining with government and other educational and industry partners to commit to the Women into Technology and Engineering Call to Action. This action includes engaging with young people, and increasing the participation of women in these fields within the University. More...

2 May 2014: Prime Minister of Japan gives keynote speech at UCL

The Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shinzo Abe, visited UCL on 1 May to celebrate collaboration between the UK and Japan in education and research – and to explore how this can be further developed. More...

2 May 2014: Statistical analysis unveils the hidden patterns in Eurovision voting

Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest has been scrutinised by statistics experts at UCL and Imperial College London, who have found that musical talent is unlikely to be the only element that wins scores – but that the contest is not ‘stitched up’ at the UK’s expense.  More...

2 May 2014: Watch out: children more prone to looking but not seeing

Children under 14 are more likely than adults to be ‘blinded’ to their surroundings when focusing on simple things, finds a new UCL study.
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1 May 2014: Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial

A form of vitamin B3 has shown early promise against Friedreich’s ataxia, a debilitating degenerative disease with no treatment or cure, in the first human trial of the treatment involving UCL researchers. More...

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