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Immediate feedback about hand hygiene improves compliance

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A major three-year trial led by researchers at UCL has shown that giving one-to-one feedback to healthcare workers makes them twice as likely to clean their hands or use soap. Read: NurseZone

More Than £1 Billion Goes to U.K. Research

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Funding from the U.K. Research Partnership Investment Fund will enable UCL to create a centre to study rare diseases in children. Read: International Herald Tribune

Academics make pub pitches for charity

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Researchers at UCL got a chance to raise money for a wide range of charitable projects this week - by pitching their ideas in a pub and getting the audience to vote for them. Read: THE

Terracotta Army makers beat Toyota by 2,200 years

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Craftsmen who armed the Terracotta Army 2,200 years ago may have developed a pioneering production system similar to the one used by the car maker Toyota, according to research by Dr Marcos Martinón-Torres (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and colleagues. Read: Independent More: Irish Times UCL News THE Washington Post

Rats and humans meet via virtual reality and robotics

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Computer scientists from UCL and the University of Barcelona have used robots and virtual reality to let rats and humans interact. The technology could help scientists or others explore places to dangerous or distant to visit. Read: BBC News More: Time UCL News

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