Archive of Research News

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30 January 2013: British ‘stiff upper lip’ may prevent early presentation for cancer symptoms


Embarrassment and not wanting to waste their doctors’ time are more frequently reported by British people than in other countries, according to new research led by UCL and King’s College London. This may be holding British people back from presenting early with symptoms of cancer.
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28 January 2013: Human Brain Project wins major EU funding

The Human Brain Project has been officially selected as one of the European Commission’s two FET Flagship projects. The new project will unite European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain. More...

28 January 2013: Secret of scent lies in molecular vibrations

Molecular vibrations, rather than molecular shape, give substances their distinct smell according to a new study by UCL scientists. More...

22 January 2013: UCL Special Collections celebrate inaugural George Orwell Day

Materials from The George Orwell Archive at UCL have been used for the launch of the inaugural George Orwell Day. More...

22 January 2013: UCL plans new department at the interface between STEM and policy

UCL is opening a new department focused on the interface between science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and policy, as well as an associated interdisciplinary research institute, in September 2013. More...

18 January 2013: Community pharmacies could be NHS ‘third tier’

At the 2013 UCL School of Pharmacy annual lecture, Sue Sharpe, the Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), presented a blue‐print for community pharmacies to serve as a ‘third tier’ in the NHS, alongside GP practices and hospitals. More...

17 January 2013: €6 million for research in to foetal growth restriction

UCL researchers in a successful academic-industrial collaboration have been awarded an EU Framework Programme 7 Grant of almost €6 million to develop a therapy for foetal growth restriction. More...

17 January 2013: Yale UCL Collaborative: 4D imaging transforms heart healthcare

Modern cardiovascular surgery is being transformed by virtual imaging, according to a talk given at the Yale UCL Cardiovascular Device Innovation Summit. More...

15 January 2013: Born to lead? Leadership can be an inherited trait, study finds

Genetic differences are significantly associated with the likelihood that people take on managerial responsibilities, according to new research from UCL (University College London). More...

15 January 2013: Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes

Safety fears about carbon nanotubes, due to their structural similarity to asbestos, have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties. More...

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