Archive of Research News

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25 February 2011: UCL scoops raft of Wellcome Image Awards

UCL researchers have won nearly one-third of this year’s Wellcome Image Awards, which recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images among recent acquisitions to Wellcome Images. More...

23 February 2011: Demographic trends and consumption patterns are threatening the UK environment

UCL researchers have contributed to the Royal Commission report on Environmental Pollution, which calls for a step-change in efforts to reduce consumption and waste generation by individuals and households to protect the UK environment. More...

23 February 2011: New 'thunder-thighs' dinosaur discovered

A new dinosaur named Brontomerus mcintoshi, or "thunder-thighs" after its enormously powerful thigh muscles, has been discovered in Utah, USA. The new species is described in a paper recently published in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica by an international team of scientists from the U.K. and the U.S.
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21 February 2011: Award-winning book on France and England’s aggressively intimate relationship

The quintessentially English author Chaucer is more French than most of us realise, argues Ardis Butterfield (UCL English) in her award-winning book The Familiar Enemy (Oxford University Press). More...

14 February 2011: Tracking Neural Stem Cells

Magnetic nanoparticles could be used to track neural stem cells after a transplant in order to monitor how the cells heal spinal injuries, say UCL scientsts. More...

11 February 2011: Gallery: New funding for colossal stone statue research

An award of over £640,000 has been made by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a new phase of the project ‘Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Landscapes of Construction’.
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10 February 2011: EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science visits UCL

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Union Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science made an official visit to UCL on 7 February 2011. More...

10 February 2011: Simple marine worms distantly related to humans

Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research.
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10 February 2011: Look at your body to reduce pain

Simply looking at your body reduces pain, according to new research by scientists from UCL (University College London) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. 
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9 February 2011: A View from the Supreme Court

Funding arrangements do not “satisfactorily guarantee” the Supreme Court’s institutional independence, said Lord Phillips (President of the Court) in his lecture at UCL last night, launching the Constitution Unit’s project on the politics of judicial independence.  More...

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