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UCL could link promotion and internationalisation activities

UCL's new global engagement strategy confirms a move away from a model of branch campuses towards a network of local partnerships and floats ideas such as rewarding staff who help with global goals. Read: THE, More: FT

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered and they are 700,000 years older than any tools found before. Dr Ignacio de la Torre (UCL Institute of Archaeology) explains why this is a game-changing find. Read: BBC News

Ovarian cancer patients do better if they have chemotherapy before surgery

Research led by Matthew Nankivell (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) finds that women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery. Read: Daily Mirror, More: UCL News

UK children becoming obese at younger ages

The average age at which people in the UK first become obese is decreasing, according to new research led by Dr Rebecca Hardy (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing). Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail

Young Alzheimer’s sufferers keep memory

New research led by Dr Josephine Barnes (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) has found that younger sufferers of Alzheimer’s may not display the signs of memory loss that are usually associated with the disease. Read: Times (£)

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