Archive of UCL News

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16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. More...

11 July 2014: Winner of China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge announced

Elves Biotech have been crowned winner of this year's China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge in the final which took place earlier this week. More...

11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart

A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ. More...

11 July 2014: 'World's slowest Doppler effect' found in embryo development

Long-term time-lapse microscopy has elicited surprise findings about the rhythm of body segment formation during embryo development. More...

10 July 2014: Galton archive now online

UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton. More...

8 July 2014: Same genes drive maths and reading ability

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King’s College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits. More...

7 July 2014: Blocking cells’ movement to stop the spread of cancer

Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL research. More...

7 July 2014: London schools use 16,000 lemons on international Citrus Saturday

Schools from in and around London have used over 16000 lemons, 8000 oranges and 7000 limes in a day of frenzied lemonade selling that would rival The Apprentice as part of international Citrus Saturday. More...

4 July 2014: 'Like, innit, literally...' Is 'correct' grammar in decline and does this matter?

Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.
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3 July 2014: Bio Bean wins £20,000 first prize in Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Competition

Bio Bean, the coffee grounds recycling company founded by UCL graduates Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, has won a Santander Universities Entrepreneurship postgraduate award, including grant funding for their business of £20,000. More...

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