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28 April 2014: Professor Claudio Stern elected as Foreign Honorary Member of (USA) (AAAS)

Professor Claudio Stern from the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology in UCL Division of Biosciences has been elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA) (AAAS). He is one of 16 Foreign Honorary Members, from a total of 204 newly elected candidates for 2014. He is in the category of Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Immunology (including Genetics). More...

24 April 2014: Genetics explain why some boys and girls are bigger than others

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to 82% at age 10, reports a new study by researchers at UCL and King's College London. More...

16 April 2014: Medical Poetics: call for entries for Yale-UCL Medicine poetry competition

This year's Yale-UCL poetry competition is now open for entries from medical students looking to render their Aesculapian experiences in verse… and win £1000. More...

15 April 2014: UCL Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. More...

10 April 2014: Should we listen to our genes, or does mother know best?

Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered. More...

8 April 2014: Mayor launches MedCity with £4.1m investment

The Mayor of London today launched MedCity, a partnership between UCLPartners, King’s Health Partners, Imperial College AHSC, Oxford, Cambridge and the Greater London Authority, to establish London and the Greater South East as a world-leading cluster for life sciences. More...

4 April 2014: Light-activated neurons from stem cells restore function to paralysed muscles

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London. More...

2 April 2014: Launch of new research unit in blood borne and sexually transmitted infections

A new collaboration of health protection researchers across UCL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England has launched today.
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2 April 2014: UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre

The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years. More...

1 April 2014: UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. More...

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