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Published: 2018-02-24T11:47:24Z

 



Building a nano-scale filter using DNA

2018-02-19T13:59:09Z

Inspired by biological filters, scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Yale University have designed and built a nanometre-sized pore that helps us to better understand the complex way by which cells transport genetic material and viruses.


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UCL secures key role in ESA mission concept to monitor space weather

2018-02-02T15:58:07Z

A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.


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Synthetic ‘virus’ to kill bacteria

2018-01-23T16:17:43Z

A synthetic ‘virus’ that kills bacteria on first contact has been developed by UCL and National Physical Laboratory researchers (NPL).


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UCL astrophysicists win Royal Astronomical Society awards

2018-01-12T10:42:04Z

Two UCL astrophysicists, Professor Mark Cropper and Dr Amelie Saintonge, have received prestigious Royal Astronomical Society awards this year.


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New technology for diagnosing immunity to Ebola

2018-01-12T11:44:00Z

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College London.


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Developing a secure, un-hackable net

2018-01-11T12:32:46Z

A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network.


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Data on 400 million astronomical objects released

2018-01-10T11:13:37Z

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy.


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Six UCL papers in Altmetric Top 100

2018-01-04T14:20:22Z

UCL research captured the public’s imagination last year with six papers featuring in the Altmetric Top 100 of 2.2 million research outputs tracked in 2017.


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Leverhulme Trust recognises UCL research excellence 

2018-01-02T15:59:49Z

The Leverhulme Trust has recognised the excellence of UCL’s research, funding a doctoral training programme as well as making fifteen awards to academics to further their work in a wide range of fields including the study of the genes in yeast, chemistry and English literature.


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UCL receives £3.8m for internationally-recognised healthcare research centre

2017-12-08T16:42:34Z

A UCL-led interdisciplinary research consortium, i-sense 'IRC Next Steps', has been allocated more than £3.8m in government funding for pioneering developments of agile early warning sensing systems for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.


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Massive primordial galaxies found nestling in vast halo of dark matter

2017-12-06T11:01:58Z

Two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5% of its current age, have been identified by an international team involving UCL scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).


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UCL Professor shares Breakthrough Prize for early universe mapping

2017-12-05T10:52:12Z

A leading UCL cosmologist has shared this year’s $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating detailed maps of the early Universe.


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Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

2017-11-30T15:50:37Z

Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).


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Probing the nature of the neutrino using SuperNEMO

2017-11-08T16:28:27Z

One mile beneath a mountain in the French Alps, an international team involving UCL scientists is hoping to unlock more secrets of the mysterious neutrino using a new, cutting-edge experiment called SuperNEMO.


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Jupiter’s X-ray auroras pulse independently

2017-10-27T10:30:11Z

Jupiter’s intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatories.


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SMILE mission gets £3 million boost

2017-10-27T11:30:56Z

A space mission called SMILE (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer), jointly developed by the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with major UK involvement from UCL, has received additional funding from the UK Space Agency.


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UCL’s teaching successes highlighted in study of national rankings

2017-10-18T06:36:09Z

UCL has been singled out for key features of its teaching including its focus on student employability, curriculum innovations and humility in an analysis of the recent nationwide assessment of universities’ teaching quality.


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Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event

2017-10-16T13:28:46Z

Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers.


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Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine

2017-10-04T14:48:09Z

UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.


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UCL helps shape UK's battery research strategy for electric car revolution

2017-10-04T09:12:37Z

UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.


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UCL academics presenting at New Scientist live

2017-09-27T11:38:50Z

Numerous UCL academics will be presenting at New Scientist Live this week, the second annual edition of a festival of ideas taking place at ExCeL London.


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Japan’s PM reaffirms close ties with UCL in meeting with Provost

2017-09-27T09:23:41Z

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thanked UCL for its role in helping to educate students from his country dating back 150 years to the Choshu Five in the 19th century.


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UK pledges £65million to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

2017-09-21T09:30:47Z

The UK is investing £65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of the universe.


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Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres

2017-09-18T14:03:42Z

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers.


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UCL ranked in world's top five universities for arts and humanities

2017-09-15T10:44:56Z

UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.


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