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30 May 2014: New Dean for UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

Geraint Rees, Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience has been appointed to the next Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, with effect from 1 September 2014. More...

30 May 2014: Professor Christine Orengo elected member of EMBO

Professor Orengo (UCL Division of Biosciences) was one of 106 “outstanding researchers in the life sciences” that were elected to be European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) members in 2014.
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30 May 2014: New study investigates health problems disproportionately affecting migrants

People living away from their home country are more vulnerable to certain health problems, so a new study co-led by UCL researchers aims to identify and address the issues that they face accessing healthcare in Europe. More...

29 May 2014: UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience was today awarded to Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL and affiliated faculty member in the UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. More...

27 May 2014: New epilepsy treatment offers ‘on demand’ seizure suppression

A new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures ‘on demand’ with a pill, similar to how you might take painkillers when you feel a headache coming on, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by the Wellcome Trust. More...

27 May 2014: Blood vessel research offers insights into new treatments for eye diseases

Leukaemia drugs could help to improve treatments for blindness caused by abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, finds new UCL research. More...

20 May 2014: E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates

People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes than if they use willpower alone or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum, finds a large UCL survey of smokers in England.  More...

14 May 2014: UCL commits to openness about animal research

UCL formally committed today to a policy of openness about animal research when Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. More...

2 May 2014: Watch out: children more prone to looking but not seeing

Children under 14 are more likely than adults to be ‘blinded’ to their surroundings when focusing on simple things, finds a new UCL study.
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1 May 2014: Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial

A form of vitamin B3 has shown early promise against Friedreich’s ataxia, a debilitating degenerative disease with no treatment or cure, in the first human trial of the treatment involving UCL researchers. More...

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