Archive of Research News

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29 March 2012: UCL receives £174m HEFCE Grant for 2012-13

UCL's HEFCE grant for the financial year 2012-13 has been announced today as £174.3m, representing a reduction of £7.5m (4.1%) on funding for 2011-12.
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27 March 2012: Setting the cultural heritage research agenda

UCL has contributed to setting the European research agenda relating to cultural heritage and global change. More...

27 March 2012: DNA traces cattle back to a small herd domesticated around 10,500 years ago

All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. More...

26 March 2012: Prime Minister visits UCL Institute of Neurology

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Dementia Research Centre at UCL as part of this morning’s government pledge to double dementia research funding to £66 million by 2015. More...

26 March 2012: £3.7m EPSRC funding for High Performance Computing

UCL will play a key role in a new £3.7million regional centre for supercomputing, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). More...

25 March 2012: The gene that can transform mild influenza in to a life threatening disease

A genetic finding could help to explain why influenza becomes a life-threatening disease for some people, and yet has only a mild effect on others. Collaborative research led by scientists at UCL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that people who carry a particular variant of the IFITM3 gene are significantly more likely to be hospitalised when they fall ill with influenza than those who carry other variants. More...

23 March 2012: New project to help predict the future of the UK’s coastline

A new project is being launched that will help forecast what the UK’s coastline will look like in up to 100 years’ time. More...

23 March 2012: World TB Day at UCL

A conference titled ‘Tuberculosis: Local and Global’ is being held today (24 March) at UCL to mark World TB Day. More...

22 March 2012: How a mother's genes can increase birth weight

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health have found a single genetic variant inherited from the mother significantly increases a baby’s birth weight.  More...

16 March 2012: Poor literacy skills linked to increased mortality risk among older people

One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a UCL study published by the BMJ today. More...

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