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Most employees can work smarter, given the chance

More than half (58%) of employees in Britain can identify changes at work which would make them more productive, a research team drawn from UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Cardiff University and Nuffield College, Oxford has found. More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 5:38:10 PM

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Deep groundwater in coastal deltas resilient to contamination

Groundwater pumped from the depths of the coastal Bengal Basin supporting more than 80 million people is largely secure from contamination, according to new research by UCL and the British Geological Survey. More...

Published: Jul 19, 2018 4:11:29 PM

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Novel botulinum compound relieves chronic pain

A modified form of botulinum toxin gives long-lasting pain relief in mice without adverse effects and, in time, could replace opioid drugs as a safe and effective way of treating chronic pain, according to research by UCL, the University of Sheffield and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. More...

Published: Jul 18, 2018 7:07:33 PM


Fetal gene therapy prevents fatal neurodegenerative disease

A fatal neurodegenerative condition known as Gaucher disease can be prevented in mice following fetal gene therapy, finds a new study led by UCL, the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Health System in Singapore. More...

Published: Jul 17, 2018 11:09:20 AM

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Bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years, discover archaeologists

The charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers over 14,000 years ago has been discovered in north-eastern Jordan by a team of researchers from UCL, University of Copenhagen and University of Cambridge. More...

Published: Jul 16, 2018 9:15:21 PM

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UCL ranked 5th in THE Europe Teaching Rankings

UCL secures 5th place among more than 240 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 published today. More...

Published: Jul 12, 2018 5:18:21 PM