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UCL project restoring Brazil’s Atlantic Forest wins Newton Prize

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An innovative UK-Brazil research project co-led by a UCL academic has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Newton Prize for helping an entire indigenous community restore large swathes of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. 

Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space

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A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research.

Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

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Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL. 

Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection

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Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study.

Kamila Shamsie to give the Orwell Lecture 2018

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The Orwell Lecture 2018, held annually at UCL, will be delivered by author Kamila Shamsie, on the question of ‘citizenship, migration and the transformation of rights into privileges’. 

UCL marks the Armistice centenary

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On Sunday November 11 it will be one hundred years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. 

£438 million investment for UCL gene therapy spinouts

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UCL spinout Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, has raised $225 million (£173 million) through its initial public offering.

UCL launches new academic partnership programme in global cities

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UCL is today launching a new Cities partnerships Programme (CpP) to invest in and extend research and teaching collaborations in multiple city locations around the world – with Rome and Paris named as the first two cities.

New report on gender equality in UK History

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Steps must be taken to promote gender equality to ensure more women view history as an academic option and profession, according to a new report published by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) and co-authored by academics at UCL. 

UCL delivers Shrouds of the Somme Schools’ project to mark WW1

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Hundreds of children are benefiting from an immersive First World War education programme developed by UCL as part of the Shrouds of Somme project.

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