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28 June 2012: Transplant of patient-derived stem cells into mice with muscular dystrophy

Stem cells from patients with a rare form of muscular dystrophy have been successfully transplanted into mice affected by the same form of dystrophy, according to a new study published today in Science Translational Medicine. More...

26 June 2012: New award for palliative care research

A research project into palliative care, led by Dr. Anne Lanceley of the UCL Institute for Women's Health, has been awarded a £25,000 grant from national charity Target Ovarian Cancer. It is one of three grants to be awarded as part of the charity’s medical research programme, a unique nationwide funding scheme specifically targeted at ovarian cancer research. More...

22 June 2012: New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited. More...

21 June 2012: Brain scans prove we’re crazy in love

Love may not be blind, but it does make you dumb, according to brain scans taken by Professor Semir Zeki (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) of people in the early days of a romance. Read: Times (£) More...

21 June 2012: Medical Photographer Wins Wellcome Image Awards 2012

We are very pleased to announce that at the Wellcome Image Awards 2012 ceremony which took place in London last night Robert Ludlow, medical photographer at the UCL Institute of Neurology, UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Medical Illustration Unit was named as the overall winner, the first time this accolade has been awarded in the twelve year history of this prestigious event. Robert’s stunning image “Intracranial recording for epilepsy” shows the surface of a patient’s brain during surgery at the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

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21 June 2012: Prestigious Junior Investigator Award for stroke research

Congratulations to Dr Andreas Charidimou who has been awarded a prestigious Junior Investigator Award for outstanding research in stroke by a young investigator at the XXI European Stroke Conference 2012.
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20 June 2012: New Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health

UCL is pleased to announce that Professor Rosalind Smyth FMedSci, Professor of Paediatric Medicine, University of Liverpool, Executive Director Liverpool Health Partners and Director of NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network, has been appointed to the post of Director of the UCL Institute of Child Health in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences with effect from 1st October 2012. More...

20 June 2012: UCL Vice-Provost responds to Open Access report

Implementation of the Finch Report on Open Access would "cripple university systems with extra expense", responds Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). More...

20 June 2012: First example of a heritable abnormality affecting semantic cognition found

Four generations of a single family have been found to possess an abnormality within a specific brain region which appears to affect their ability to recall verbal material, a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol and UCL has found. More...

14 June 2012: Most older pedestrians unable to cross the road in time

The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new UCL study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled ‘Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study’, has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing. More...

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