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20 April 2011: Beams of electrons link Saturn with its moon Enceladus

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s diminutive moons, is linked to Saturn by powerful electrical currents - beams of electrons that flow back and forth between the planet and moon. 
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14 April 2011: Imperial and King's plan to join UKCMRI

Imperial College London and King's College London are set to join UCL and the other partners behind the world-leading medical research institute: the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI).
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14 April 2011: Imaging centre opens

The UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI), a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental biomedical imaging, held its official opening this week. More...

12 April 2011: Joint venture in world-class medical imaging

The UK research community will soon have access to world-class medical imaging facilities in London with the signing of an agreement today between an alliance of leading London-based universities, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). More...

11 April 2011: Mapping the brain

Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain after developing a technique to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time. More...

11 April 2011: £3 million of funding for promising UCL engineering researchers

Three UCL engineering researchers have each received £1 million of funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in a scheme that recognises the most promising engineering researchers in the UK. More...

8 April 2011: Vaccine for transplant infection shows promise

A major infectious problem after organ transplantation, cytomegalovirus (CMV), could potentially be targeted with a vaccine, according to new results from a phase II clinical trial led by scientists from UCL and doctors at the Royal Free Hospital. More...

6 April 2011: Watch: When art meets astronomy

Artist and UCL alumna Katie Paterson, the first artist-in-residence at the UCL Astrophysics Group, is exhibiting work inspired by the programme in several international galleries.
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6 April 2011: Report: Beyond the Ghetto

A report by Dr Laura Vaughan (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies), Beyond the Ghetto – An interdisciplinary perspective on patterns of ethnicity in the built environment, has been published to mark UCL Migration Week. More...

5 April 2011: UCL researchers depart for Arctic to test satellite mission

A team of researchers from UCL Earth Sciences departed today for the Arctic to test how well sea-ice thickness is measured by the European Space Agency’s ice satellite CryoSat-2, which originated at UCL.
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