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29 November 2011: Do we need a ‘science of evidence’?

Evidence is key to many topical debates such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and advances in science and medicine. A new book asks whether, considering the importance of evidence for so many disciplines, a general ‘science of evidence’ is possible – or even desirable. More...

25 November 2011: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is the recipient of a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of “outstanding excellence”, it was announced today. More...

22 November 2011: New UCL Institute of Health Equity aims to narrow health gap

UCL has moved closer to reducing health inequality present in the UK after the launch of the new UCL Institute of Health Equity by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. More...

17 November 2011: UCL to boost availability of new medicines

UCL has announced details of a new EPSRC Centre which will boost innovation in the manufacture of new medicines, improving cost-effectiveness and making the drugs more widely available. The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies is being funded by a £4.9m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with a further £3.9m investment (cash & in-kind) provided by over 25 founding industry partners. More...

10 November 2011: Research into cities of the future to be boosted with new London centre

London has moved a step closer towards becoming a global leader in future cities research today after UCL, Imperial College London and Cisco entered into a three year initial agreement to create a Future Cities Centre in the capital.
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10 November 2011: Launch of collaborative infection research institute

The Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research (BiPR), a joint venture between UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), was launched this week. More...

9 November 2011: Lessons from a German bank could cut energy bills for UK homeowners

UK home owners could see reduced energy bills if the government’s energy policy takes lessons from a publicly owned German bank that has pioneered energy-efficient construction over the past 30 years, a new report has found. More...

1 November 2011: UCL Professor wins trio of prizes for TB work

Professor Alimuddin Zumla (UCL Infection & Immunity) has recently received three international prizes for his work combating tuberculosis (TB), a disease that still causes three deaths every minute More...

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