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UCL academics elected to British Academy

Four members of the UCL community have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.

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Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.

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Hearing a sound can alter perception of finger size

Hearing an ascending sound while pulling their own finger can make a person think their finger is longer than it is, finds a new study led by UCL and the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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UCL researchers honoured by The Royal Society

The outstanding achievements of two UCL researchers – Professor Essi Viding and Professor Mark Miodownik – have been recognised by The Royal Society in this year’s Awards and Prizes announcement.

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Neuroscience research at UCL bolstered by £29m HEFCE grant

A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.

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Gaze direction affects sensitivity to sounds

Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL study.

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Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life

The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.

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Sex differences important for medical research

The sex of animals frequently has an effect in biomedical research and therefore should be considered in scientific studies, according to UCL scientists.

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Professor Dame Anne Johnson awarded Alwyn Smith Prize

Professor Dame Anne Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Alwyn Smith Prize from the Faculty of Public Health for her outstanding contribution and strong leadership within the public health academic system, the 2040 Health of the Public work, and her commitment to the FPH Academic & Research Committee for many years.

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UCB UCLPartners Doctoral Training Programme

The new UCB UCLPartners Doctoral Training Programme is offering joint research training at PhD level in inflammation sciences and its associated research areas, including inflammatory disease, tissue protection, repair and fibrosis. 

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Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified

A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.

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