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Press Releases

Crowd-sourcing Britain's Bronze Age: call for public to help catalogue and model prehistoric artefacts

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Micropasts

A new joint project by the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking online contributions from members of the public to enhance a major British Bronze Age archive and artefact collection.

Light-activated neurons from stem cells restore function to paralysed muscles

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Diagram of optical muscle control system

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College London.

UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre

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Professor Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society

The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years.

UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

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Fruit and vegetables

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study.

Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life

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Family

Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.

Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts

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Memorandoms of James Martin

The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time.

UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes

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UCL is partnering with Novo Nordisk and the Steno Diabetes Center – a world leading institution in diabetes care and prevention – to launch the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an ambitious new partnership programme to fight urban diabetes.

Cell-saving drugs could reduce brain damage after stroke

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Capillaries showing pericytes in purple

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new UCL-led study.

Shorter sleepers are over-eaters

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Baby sleeping

Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.

UCL Entrepreneurs get thumbs up from Airbnb co-founder

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The winning team picked by Nathan Blecharczyk of Airbnb

A start-up founded by four UCL students has won the backing of a panel of judges led by Airbnb co-founder, Nathan Blecharczyk.

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