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26 June 2013: Director appointed to Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

UCL is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John O'Keefe as Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. More...

25 June 2013: €500,000 to examine the role of zinc in public health

Researchers at UCL will play a major role in an international science project to examine the role of zinc in public health and well-being. More...

24 June 2013: Breastfeeding boosts ability to climb social ladder

Breastfeeding not only boosts children’s chances of climbing the social ladder, but it also reduces the chances of downwards mobility, suggests a large study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. More...

24 June 2013: Lord Sebastian Coe opens Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened a new sport institute which will be a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, treating elite athletes, ‘weekend warriors’ and NHS patients under the same roof. More...

19 June 2013: Researchers shed light on MERS Coronavirus transmission

Epidemiology and gene sequencing technologies have been used by researchers in the UK, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the US and Canada to show that the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus can spread between people in healthcare settings. The work is published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. More...

17 June 2013: 'Chase and run' cell movement mechanism explains metastasis

A mechanism that cells use to group together and move around the body – called 'chase and run' - has been described for the first time by scientists at UCL. More...

11 June 2013: Blood pressure at night is higher than previously thought

Scientists at UCL have developed new technology which reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought. Night time blood pressure is a strong predictor of both heart disease and stroke, with previous studies establishing that blood pressure measured over the arm falls at night during sleep. However these new data indicate that the night-time decline in blood pressure may be less extensive than previously thought. More...

6 June 2013: UCL awarded £11.1m towards new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

UCL has been awarded £11.1 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) towards the cost of the new UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. More...

6 June 2013: Strategy for Francis Crick Institute unveiled at topping out ceremony

Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, unveiled the organisation’s strategy today at a ceremony attended by senior government ministers and heads of the institute's founding partners, including UCL's President & Provost Professor Malcolm Grant. More...

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