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New technology for diagnosing immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College London.

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Developing a secure, un-hackable net

A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network.

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Data on 400 million astronomical objects released

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy.

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New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University.

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Six UCL papers in Altmetric Top 100

UCL research captured the public’s imagination last year with six papers featuring in the Altmetric Top 100 of 2.2 million research outputs tracked in 2017.

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£7m to improve battery technology for electric vehicles

UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon have together been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of 400 miles and above.

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Third of over 75s unaware they have chronic kidney disease

Over one-third of people aged over 75 show evidence of having severe chronic kidney disease, according to research from UCL published in the latest NHS Digital Health Survey for England. By comparison, only 5 per cent of adults of that age reported that they had been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease by a doctor.

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Children with mental health problems more likely to be out of work by 55

Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.

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