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28 November 2012: Developing cities face perfect storm of environmental risks

A major report, Future Proofing Cities, published today by Atkins in a unique partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and UCL, warns that cities in the developing world must act now against a perfect storm of environmental risks. More...

28 November 2012: Where does it hurt? Pain map discovered in the human brain

Scientists have revealed the minutely detailed pain map of the hand that is contained within our brains, shedding light on how the brain makes us feel discomfort and potentially increasing our understanding of the processes involved in chronic pain.  More...

26 November 2012: Web-based therapies help thousands of stroke survivors

Thousands of stroke survivors with visual problems could improve their sight from the comfort of their own home using two new web-based therapies. More...

26 November 2012: EU awards grant to develop new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

An international team of scientists led by Professor Francesco Muntoni of the UCL Institute of Child Health has won an EU grant to develop and test a novel drug treatment for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). More...

23 November 2012: UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available

The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme invites applications to fund cross-disciplinary projects in Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing. More...

22 November 2012: Rapid, early warning HIV test in development thanks to £1 million funding

A new hand-held device that can diagnose patients at the early stages of HIV and give results within minutes is in development following a £1 million investment in the technology. More...

21 November 2012: Drugs could provide new treatment for epilepsy

New drugs derived from components of a specific diet used by children with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy could offer a new treatment, according to research published today in the journal Neuropharmacology. More...

20 November 2012: Happy youngsters more likely to grow into wealthy adults, study finds

The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults. More...

16 November 2012: Web info on 'designer vagina' procedures poor and often inaccurate

The quality of internet information available for women opting for “designer vagina” procedures is “poor,” and in some cases, inaccurate, reveals a small study led by academics at the UCL Institute of Women's Health. More...

15 November 2012: Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota

An experiment to look for one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles is finally under water, in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota.
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