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The First Brit: The 10,000 Year Old Man

Research by Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Dr Yoan Diekmann (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) is featured in a Channel 4 documentary about the face of the first Brit. Watch: Channel 4

Published: Feb 19, 2018 3:50:15 PM

Hopes of cure for sickle cell disease

Professor Waseem Qasim (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) comments on a new scientific development towards the curing of sickle cell disease, a blood disorder affecting 14,000 people in the UK. Read: iNews

Published: Feb 16, 2018 2:18:00 PM

Researchers use new laser scanning tech to 'weigh' trees

New laser scanning technology is being used to "weigh" trees, in a project which could help more accurately assess the role forests can play in tackling climate change. UCL's Dr Mat Disney, who pioneered the approach, said that previously tree mass could only be measured by chopping it down and weighing it, which kills the tree, or estimating it manually from the ground. Read: Daily Mail

Published: Feb 16, 2018 11:17:23 AM

Priorities for UK Higher Education Minister Sam Gyimah

Home Office immigration policy is absurd. It prevents employers hiring talented people when they want to and it sends hostile signals to the rest of the world, argues UCL’s Graeme Reid in article in Research in which he urges new higher education minister Sam Gyimah to stand up for science in government. Read: Research

Published: Feb 16, 2018 10:41:22 AM