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29 June 2011: Yale UCL Collaborative: House of Commons event

Senior leaders and scientists from Yale and UCL mixed with Government Ministers, MPs and Peers at an event at the House of Commons this week, which aimed to raise awareness of the Yale-UCL Collaborative as a novel research model and example of transatlantic working.
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27 June 2011: MINOS experiment weighs in on neutrino mystery

Scientists involved in the MINOS experiment, including six members from UCL Physics and Astronomy, have announced the results from a search for a rare phenomenon: the transformation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos.
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27 June 2011: UCL chosen as host for the GACD Secretariat

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) today announced that UCL will host the organisation’s secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world.
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21 June 2011: CryoSat-2 satellite redraws Arctic sea-ice map

Scientists at UCL have produced the most extensive map of Arctic sea-ice thickness yet using just two months' worth of data from the European Space Agency's ice mission, CryoSat-2.  More...

16 June 2011: How the brain gets wired for stereo vision

Nerve cells that transmit light signals from the eye into the brain use a molecule best known for its role in blood vessel growth as a ‘stepping stone’ to help them reach the opposite brain hemisphere, according to research published in Neuron. More...

9 June 2011: Will rising BMIs reverse heart attack decline?

Better control of cholesterol levels and blood pressure and a decline in smoking have contributed to a 74% drop in the risk of heart attack among nearly 10,000 civil servants working in London over a 20-year period, according to new research from the UCL-led Whitehall II study. More...

8 June 2011: Heart has built-in repair mechanism

Researchers have for the first time succeeded in transforming a new type of stem-like cell in the adult heart, into heart muscle in mice. More...

8 June 2011: UCL students blog live from Cheltenham Science Festival

A team of UCL postgraduate students are blogging live from the Cheltenham Science Festival, which runs 7–12 June, covering UCL talks on the uses of plasma, the science of cannabis and a live brain scan, among others. More...

2 June 2011: New antibiotics a step closer with discovery of bacterial protein structure

Scientists have uncovered the structure of the protein complex that assembles the tiny hair-like strands that cover the outside of bacteria. Called pili, these ‘hairs’ allow bacteria to group together and stick to human cells to cause infection - and are therefore a key target for a new generation of antibiotics. More...

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