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19 April 2013: Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas

What sounds make up London’s global university? UCL Communications has announced the winners of its ‘Sounds of UCL’ competition, which invited staff and students to capture ambient audio clips that reflect the life of UCL. More...

18 April 2013: European Commission must innovate to get value from €70 billion science funding programme

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding programme if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the €70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 programme kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy today. More...

12 April 2013: Search for new antibiotics advanced by discovery of key processes within bacterial protein

Scientists have discovered how bacteria transport the tiny hair-like strands, called pili, which cover their outer surface from the inside of the cell, where they are assembled, to the exterior. Pili are a key target for a new generation of antibiotics, as without them the bacteria are unable to group together and to stick to human cells causing infection. More...

4 April 2013: Child heart surgeons access clearer picture of their success rate

For the first time, teams that care for children needing heart surgery have been able to review their short-term success rate better across all the different operations they perform. More...

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