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Bread predates agriculture by 4,000 years, discover archaeologists

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stone fireplace

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.

UCL ranked 5th in THE Europe Teaching Rankings

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Lecture theatre

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

Intensive care patients’ muscles unable to use fats for energy

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Intensive care unit

The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Fertility treatments do not increase the risk of womb or breast cancer

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Assisted reproductive technology

Women are at no increased risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after receiving assisted reproductive therapies, a large UCL-led cohort study of 250,000 British women has found.  

UCL statement on Tier 4 visa monitoring

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In response to an incorrect and unauthorised email that was sent to some staff in one department regarding UCL’s policy on monitoring of Tier 4 students, a UCL spokesperson said: “Fines for non-compliance with Tier 4 monitoring is not UCL policy. The communication was issued in error by a member of staff and has been retracted with an apology.

UCL to lead major review of legal services regulation

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An independent review into the regulatory framework for legal services in the UK is to be led by Honorary Professor Stephen Mayson (UCL Laws). 

Our fractured African roots

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African diversity

Our African ancestors were diverse in form and culture, and scattered across the entire continent, finds a team led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Three UCL academics recognised with prestigious physics prizes

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IOP awards

Professor Jennifer Thomas, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Hiranya Peiris have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics.

Independent Commission on Referendums calls for wholesale reform of the referendum process

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ICR updated

The referendum process in the UK requires wholesale reform according to a report by the Independent Commission on Referendums, established by the UCL Constitution Unit.

Breast screening based on women’s risk level would reduce overdiagnosis

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Radiographer looking at mammogram

A targeted ‘risk-based’ breast screening programme could do ‘more good than harm’, reduce overdiagnosis, and be run at an affordable cost to the NHS, a UCL-led study found. 

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