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iReadMore app improves reading ability of stroke patients

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A new smart app designed to improve the reading ability of people who have suffered a stroke provides ‘significant’ improvements, a UCL study has found. 

Type 2 diabetes linked to higher rate of Parkinson’s

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People with type 2 diabetes are 32% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes, finds a new study by UCL, University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London researchers.

Scientists propose changing the rules of history to avoid environmental collapse

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For the first time in our planet’s 4.5 billion-year history a single species, humans, is increasingly dictating its future, according to a new book by UCL scientists. 

Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

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Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds, a new UCL study has found. 

£100m secured for UCL East as part of East Bank

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UCL has secured £100 million from the Government towards the capital cost of building our new campus, UCL East.

New blood test to detect liver damage in under an hour

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A quick and robust blood test that can detect liver damage before symptoms appear has been designed and verified using clinical samples by a team from UCL and University of Massachusetts.

UCL Press hits one million book downloads milestone

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UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access University Press, has announced that one million copies of its books have been downloaded around the world. 

UCL President & Provost elected to the board of the League of European Research Universities

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UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam.

Nearly half of women with HIV lack support to manage menopause

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Women with HIV are failing to get the support they need during menopause, according to a new study led by UCL. 

Stars formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang

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Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light years away formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang, finds a team of international astronomers led by groups at UCL and Osaka Sangyo University in Japan.

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