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23 March 2012: World TB Day at UCL

A conference titled ‘Tuberculosis: Local and Global’ is being held today (24 March) at UCL to mark World TB Day. More...

14 March 2012: UCL News podcast – 14 March 2012

UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

12 March 2012: Women in Science: Nurturing Nobels

UCL scientists were involved in an event that celebrated leading women in science from across the world, held on International Women´s Day (8 March) at the Science Museum's Dana Centre. More...

9 March 2012: The QWERTY Effect: How Typing May Shape the Meaning of Words

“We seem to be connecting the meanings of the words with the physical way they’re typed on the keyboard,” says Kyle Jasmin (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences). Read: Wired More: Daily Mail More...

7 March 2012: Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its ‘genetic landscape’, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More...

6 March 2012: Specific antibodies halt Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, raising hopes for a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease. 
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5 March 2012: N Sethia Foundation funds next generation of robotic surgeons in London

The UK's first robotic surgery training centre has opened at the University College Hospital (UCH) with plans to offer pioneering specialist training to healthcare professionals from all around the world. More...

2 March 2012: Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research appeal announced

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity announced an appeal to fund a major new Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research. The Centre, estimated to cost £66 million to build and equip, will bring together clinical and research expertise from Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL, in particular the Institute of Child Health. Read more: GOSH blog
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2 March 2012: Potential new treatment for Corneal Surface Disease developed

Researchers, led by Professor Robert Brown at UCL's Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre (TREC) and Professor Julie Daniels at the UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology, have made a significant advance towards developing a treatment for Corneal Surface Disease, using RAFT; a UCLB patented technology licensed to Tap Biosystems. Read more: UCL Enterprise
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2 March 2012: Scientists teach computers to assess psychiatric risk

A team of researchers, led by UCL Computer Science's Dr Janaina Mourao-Miranda, have found that computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. Read more: Reuters More...

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