Archive of Research News

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29 May 2014: UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience was today awarded to Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL and affiliated faculty member in the UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. More...

28 May 2014: Cod bones reveal 13th Century origin of global fish trade

London’s international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity. More...

27 May 2014: New epilepsy treatment offers ‘on demand’ seizure suppression

A new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures ‘on demand’ with a pill, similar to how you might take painkillers when you feel a headache coming on, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust. More...

27 May 2014: Blood vessel research offers insights into new treatments for eye diseases

Leukaemia drugs could help to improve treatments for blindness caused by abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, finds new UCL research. More...

21 May 2014: Proposed merger between IOE and UCL

The Councils of the Institute of Education and UCL have given approval for negotiations to continue on the proposed merger between the two universities. More...

20 May 2014: E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates

People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes than if they use willpower alone or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum, finds a large UCL survey of smokers in England.  More...

15 May 2014: Watching stressful movies triggers changes to your heartbeat

Watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, reports a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. More...

15 May 2014: Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore. More...

12 May 2014: New Quantum Science & Technology Institute opens at UCL

UCL is today inaugurating a new Quantum Science & Technology Institute (UCLQ). The new institute will coordinate and support research into quantum science and technology across UCL, helping to develop this fast-advancing field of research. More...

7 May 2014: UCL joins call to action for greater numbers of women in technology and engineering

Today UCL is joining with government and other educational and industry partners to commit to the Women into Technology and Engineering Call to Action. This action includes engaging with young people, and increasing the participation of women in these fields within the University. More...

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