Archive of UCL News

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14 August 2012: Fit over-fifties are lowering heart disease odds

Even a moderate increase in exercise when you are in your fifties can help your heart health according to a study published today by researchers from UCL Epidemiology and Public Health. More...

14 August 2012: Olympics screening in UCL Quad attracts thousands

For the duration of the London Olympics, UCL has been showing the events in the Quad on a big screen, attracting thousands of visitors onto campus.
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10 August 2012: Crick's Olympic science tricks

The Francis Crick Institute recently organised a group of 'science buskers', including several UCL PhD students, to roam around St Pancras International Station and engage members of the public in science tricks.  More...

9 August 2012: New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution

Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus – Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. More...

8 August 2012: Call for volunteers - the Touching Heritage Project

UCL Museums and Public Engagement are looking for new volunteers to take part in the Touching Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. More...

8 August 2012: Advance in X-ray imaging shines light on nanomaterials

A new advance in X-ray imaging has revealed the dramatic three-dimensional shape of gold nanocrystals, and is likely to shine a light on the structure of other nano-scale materials.
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6 August 2012: Congratulations Christine

Christine Ohuruogu (UCL Linguistics 2005) has won a silver medal at the London Olympics in the Women’s 400m. More...

3 August 2012: UCL Alumnus wins Olympic Silver

UCL alumnus Rob Williams (BSc Biotechnology 2006), together with his GB teammates, was awarded a silver medal in the lightweight men’s four rowing final of the London Olympics on 2 August.
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3 August 2012: 1 in 3 children who survive meningitis will suffer after-effects

New research published online first in The Lancet Neurology highlights the long-term, often hidden, after-effects of meningitis in children. The study, led by Professor Russell Viner at the UCL Institute of Child Health, shows that 1 in 3 children who have experienced meningococcal group B disease (MenB), the most common type of bacterial meningitis in the UK, will be left with after-effects. More...

2 August 2012: £700,000 MRC ‘Confidence in Concept’ award to accelerate the most promising drug discovery projects

UCL has been awarded £700,000 by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Technology Strategy Board under the joint £180 million Biomedical Catalyst. More...

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