Archive of Research News

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18 November 2013: EPICure@19 checks health of premature babies born 19 years ago

EPICure, a series of longitudinal studies following the health of children who were born extremely prematurely, is announcing a new survey to assess the health of participants born 19 years ago. More...

15 November 2013: New £20m centre pioneers first-in-human trials for neurodegenerative diseases

A specialist £20 million research centre, funded by the Wolfson Foundation and dedicated to carrying out first-in-human studies, opens in London today. Researchers at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) will investigate exciting new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. More...

14 November 2013: Resting pulse rates of UK children on the rise

The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. However the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, according to research by UCL academics published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood More...

12 November 2013: New UCL Centre for study of Decision-Making Uncertainty announced

UCL is to establish a new Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty with an initial $250,000 grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. More...

8 November 2013: Tribute to Professor Hugh Gurling

Professor Hugh Gurling, who was Professor of Psychiatric Genetics in the Mental Health Sciences Unit at UCL, died suddenly on 2 November 2013. Here, Professor Michael King and Dr Andy McQuillin pay tribute on behalf of UCL Mental Health Sciences. More...

7 November 2013: United Nations recognise climate adaptation project in Mozambique

A UCL-led project dedicated to empowering the urban poor to design and implement activities to adapt to climate change in Maputo, Mozambique, has been recognised as one of the 2013 Lighthouse Activities 2013 under the Momentum for Change initiative of the United Nations. More...

7 November 2013: 100,000 UK volunteers invited to donate genome to science

The search for UK volunteers willing to donate their genome and health data to science has begun with the launch today of the Personal Genome Project UK.
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5 November 2013: New drug extends life in women with advanced ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian cancer that has returned had their life extended by almost three months after treatment with a drug called cediranib, according to trial results presented by researchers from the Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre. More...

5 November 2013: UK migration target “is not useful or appropriate”

The government’s target to cut net migration to the UK to below 100,000 by 2015 is neither a useful tool nor a measure of policy effectiveness, according to a new discussion paper by UCL academics. The aim to achieve a single numerical net migration target, announced by the coalition government in 2010, is unique in the history of UK migration policy and also new in an international context.
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5 November 2013: Recent immigration to the UK: New evidence of the fiscal costs and benefits

UK immigrants who arrived since 2000 are less likely to receive benefits and less likely to live in social housing than UK natives. What’s more, over the decade from 2001 to 2011, they made a considerable positive net contribution to the UK’s fiscal system, and thus helped to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers. More...

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