Archive of Research News

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15 November 2012: Global research team discovers new Alzheimer's risk gene

Scientists have discovered a rare genetic mutation that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. More...

13 November 2012: Minister announces £39 million investment at UCL Energy Institute visit

The UCL Energy Institute hosted an announcement by the Energy and Climate Change Minister of a £39 million investment in research to support energy efficiency policy and contribute to cutting carbon use and greenhouse gas emissions.
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9 November 2012: Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman’s Flowers

Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) are asking members of the public to help unlock the secrets of magnetism at the molecular scale by taking part in a citizen science project entitled ‘Feynman’s Flowers’, which officially launches today. More...

9 November 2012: Learning who’s the top dog

A new study in the journal Neuron reveals how the brain stores information about who’s who in the social pecking order. More...

8 November 2012: UCL News podcast: US election reaction & the Rock Room

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

8 November 2012: UK funding for infectious disease research neglects key areas

UK funding for infectious diseases research is neglecting some of the diseases that result in the highest rates of death and disability, according to a paper published today by The Lancet Infectious Diseases. More...

8 November 2012: Dark Energy Camera Dedication at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

On November 9, 2012, ceremonies on the summit of Cerro Tololo, Chile will mark the dedication of the Dark Energy Camera and the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebration of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). More...

6 November 2012: UCL Research Frontiers Contest results

The results of the UCL Research Frontiers contest have been announced, celebrating the fact that curiosity-driven discovery and analysis has been a feature of UCL from its foundation. More...

5 November 2012: New multi-million pound research hub for infection and immunity

Work is underway to create the first phase of a multi-million pound research centre which aims to give patients quicker access to the latest innovative therapies for a range of diseases. More...

1 November 2012: Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health


Dr Sudhin Thayyil (UCL Institute for Women’s Health) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He will pursue an innovative global health and development research project called HELIX (Hypothermia for Encephalopathy in Low Income countries).
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