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Laser technology reveals the weight of some of UK’s and world’s biggest trees

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New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.

NHS breast cancer patients to benefit from go ahead for UCL-pioneered treatment

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.

Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy imaging

Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.

Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

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People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George’s, University of London and the University of Surrey.

Tissue mechanics essential for cell movement

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Cells that form facial features need surrounding embryonic tissues to stiffen so they can move and develop, according to new UCL-led research.

Citrus fruit peel offers new evidence on early cultivation

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Citrus fruit was being cultivated in India in the Late Neolithic period and in southern Thailand in the Iron Age, according to new findings by archaeologists at UCL and Peking University, Beijing.

‘Off the shelf’ living artificial tissues could repair severe nerve injuries

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Severe nerve damage has been successfully repaired in the laboratory using a new living artificial nerve tissue developed by UCL, ReNeuron and Sartorius Stedim Biotech.

Turner Prize winner and London fine art duo to create world class artworks at UCL

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New student centre

Turner Prize winning sculptor Rachel Whiteread is returning to the university where she learned her craft to create an artwork that will be a centrepiece of UCL’s new multi-million pound student centre.

Face of first Brit revealed

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Cheddar Man

The face of ‘Cheddar Man’, Britain’s oldest nearly complete skeleton at 10,000 years old, is revealed for the first time and with unprecedented accuracy by UCL and Natural History Museum researchers.

New alien species invasions still rising globally

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Up to 16% of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult to predict, according to new research involving UCL.

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