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How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally

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The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Unexpected role of enzyme may help develop anti-cancer drugs

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A newly discovered role for the enzyme glutamine synthetase could have important implications for developing anti-cancer drugs according to a new UCL study.

UCL Cancer Institute's breakthrough research celebrated at 10 year event

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UCL Cancer Institute at the Royal Society

The groundbreaking research carried out by the UCL Cancer Institute has been celebrated at a special Royal Society event, marking its 10 year anniversary.

Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?

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Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129-116 thousand years ago) compared to the current interglacial (the last 11,700 years), according to a new UCL-led study.

More young people abstaining from alcohol, and others drinking less

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More young people are choosing not to drink alcohol, and many others are drinking less, according to a UCL research team.

Pioneering treatment to be given to CJD patient for the first time

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Image of sporadic CJD

A patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is set to be given a pioneering treatment, which has been developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.

Small-brained female guppies aren’t drawn to attractive males

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Female guppies with smaller brains can distinguish attractive males, but they don’t recognise them as being more appealing or choose to mate with them, according to a new study by UCL and Stockholm University researchers.

A Brexit referendum is clearly possible, but contingency planning must start now

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A referendum on Brexit is clearly possible, but the details matter.  Various processes must be put in place to ensure the referendum is legitimate, according to a new report by the UCL Constitution Unit.

UCL academics play key role in IPCC report

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Scientists at UCL have joined experts from across the globe in writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting global warming to 1.5C.

UCL academic honoured with 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award

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Horn of Africa

Dr Zeremariam Fre has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding work supporting marginalised pastoral communities across the Horn of Africa. 

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