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Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages

Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. More...

Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible

The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...

Professor Peter Kirstein wins 2015 Marconi Society Prize

Professor Peter Kirstein, chair of Computer Communications Systems (UCL Engineering Sciences), has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Marconi Society Prize for his ‘tireless advocacy and pioneering technical contributions to computer networking which helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and many other parts of the world.’ More...

Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive

UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in Cancer Cell. More...

HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...

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