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Prostate MRI scans increase cancer detection & reduce overdiagnosis

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healthy prostate gland

A large international study led by UCL and UCLH researchers, has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies, are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.

UCL joins call to support world-leading science and engineering

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UCL today joined with institutions representing science and engineering research to set out how UK immigration policy can support science and engineering through Brexit and beyond.

UCL and Xtera® smash transmission world record

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Transmission record

UCL and Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic technology, have broken current world records by transmitting 120 Terabit/s over a single fibre spanning 630 km.

Major study to support civil service reform in developing countries

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Political and personal links have helped a fair proportion of civil servants in developing countries at all level of hierarchy to secure their first job, pay rises and promotion, according to research by UCL and the University of Nottingham on civil service management in developing countries.

£40 million boost for UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL

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40m dementia

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), which is headquartered at UCL, will receive £40m of UK Government funding via the Medical Research Council, helping ensure its pioneering research is conducted in first-class facilities.

Going ballistic! Science meets conservation on The Mary Rose

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Mary Rose cannonballs

Major advances into how to protect and preserve a huge haul of cannonballs found on Henry VIII's flagship vessel The Mary Rose, have been made through a ground-breaking partnership between UCL, The Mary Rose and Diamond Light Source. 

Prosthetic limbs represented like hands in brain

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Prosthesis and hand images

The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new UCL-led study concludes.

Animals shield their families from a harsh world

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Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, suggests research from UCL, the University of Bristol and University of Exeter.

Simple arsenic sensor could save lives

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arsenic sensor

A low-cost, easy-to-use arsenic sensor to test drinking water has been developed by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London, with BBSRC funding through the government’s Industrial Strategy.

Rigor mortis in worms offers new insight into death

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A dying worm experiences rigor mortis early in the death process, rather than after the main event as it is for humans, according to a new study by an international team of scientists at UCL and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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