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Published: 2018-02-19T03:03:28Z

 



‘Off the shelf’ living artificial tissues could repair severe nerve injuries

2018-02-13T10:10:40Z

Severe nerve damage has been successfully repaired in the laboratory using a new living artificial nerve tissue developed by UCL, ReNeuron and Sartorius Stedim Biotech.


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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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Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences

2018-01-22T09:49:42Z

Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


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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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New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas

2018-01-08T10:56:17Z

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University.


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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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£7m to improve battery technology for electric vehicles

2017-12-22T12:09:26Z

UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon have together been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of 400 miles and above.


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Top New Year Honours for UCL academics and alumni

2018-01-02T12:46:14Z

Four UCL academics and five alumni have been awarded honours in the New Year’s Honours including a knighthood and a dame.


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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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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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UCL in bid to create new generation of “green” electronics

2017-11-14T14:34:54Z

UCL scientists are seeking new links with Peking University (PKU) to create a new generation of “green” electronic devices that use nanotechnology to reduce the energy needed to generate their power.


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BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

2017-10-18T16:09:44Z

BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the media.


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New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

2017-10-18T15:14:24Z

Slow internet speeds and the Internet ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% – could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.


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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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UCL Engineering and Computer Science rated among world’s best in new rankings

2017-10-18T07:01:49Z

UCL Engineering has been ranked fourth in the UK and among the top 40 in the world in the latest world league tables by the Times Higher Education (THE).


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Dr Ellie Cosgrave to host new BBC podcast ‘Tomorrow’s World’

2017-10-09T08:50:04Z

Dr Ellie Cosgrave from UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP) is co-presenting the BBC’s new ‘Tomorrow’s World’ podcast.


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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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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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Hopes for deal on EU research rise as Provost mounts Brussels mission

2017-09-11T09:34:43Z

Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.


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UCL academics presenting at British Science Festival

2017-09-05T10:02:09Z

A number of UCL academics will be delivering presentations at the British Science Festival taking place in Brighton this week.


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Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

2017-08-23T14:01:12Z

People who are 'extraverted' and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new UCL research.


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