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27 March 2012: DNA traces cattle back to a small herd domesticated around 10,500 years ago

All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. More...

26 March 2012: Prime Minister visits UCL Institute of Neurology

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Dementia Research Centre at UCL as part of this morning’s government pledge to double dementia research funding to £66 million by 2015. More...

25 March 2012: The gene that can transform mild influenza in to a life threatening disease

A genetic finding could help to explain why influenza becomes a life-threatening disease for some people, and yet has only a mild effect on others. Collaborative research led by scientists at UCL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that people who carry a particular variant of the IFITM3 gene are significantly more likely to be hospitalised when they fall ill with influenza than those who carry other variants. More...

23 March 2012: Luton and Dunstable Hospital becomes a University Hospital for UCL Medical School

Luton and Dunstable Hospital has become a University Teaching Hospital of UCL Medical School. The achievement is seen as recognition of the excellent teaching that student doctors receive at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. More...

23 March 2012: World TB Day at UCL

A conference titled ‘Tuberculosis: Local and Global’ is being held today (24 March) at UCL to mark World TB Day. More...

22 March 2012: How a mother's genes can increase birth weight

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health have found a single genetic variant inherited from the mother significantly increases a baby’s birth weight.  More...

16 March 2012: Poor literacy skills linked to increased mortality risk among older people

One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a UCL study published by the BMJ today. More...

14 March 2012: UCL News podcast – 14 March 2012

UCL News has launched a new podcast to give 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...

12 March 2012: Women in Science: Nurturing Nobels

UCL scientists were involved in an event that celebrated leading women in science from across the world, held on International Women´s Day (8 March) at the Science Museum's Dana Centre. More...

9 March 2012: Bias in decision-making leads to poor choices and possibly depression

When faced with making a complicated decision, our automatic instinct to avoid misfortune can result in missing out on rewards, and could even contribute to depression, according to new research. More...

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