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Published: 2018-02-23T04:16:18Z


German universities likely to benefit from Brexit


UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit while German universities may benefit, according to new UCL-led research.

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Mission-oriented innovation could stimulate growth while tackling plastic in seas, dirty cities and dementia


A plastic-free ocean, 100 carbon neutral cities by 2030 and cutting dementia by 50% are highlighted as examples of missions that could drive innovation and economic growth in a report for the EU by a top UCL professor.

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Beaker culture in Britain came about through large-scale migration


Beaker pottery and culture spread through large-scale migration of people and through the exchange of new ideas, according to new research by an international team involving UCL scientists.

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Light exercise may lower death risk in older men


Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests UCL-led research.

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Building a nano-scale filter using DNA


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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Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet


The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales.

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Regional brain shrinkage in MS predicts disability


A UCL-led research team has identified the pattern of brain tissue loss in multiple sclerosis, enabling improved prediction of disability progression.

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Laser technology reveals the weight of some of UK’s and world’s biggest trees


New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.

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NHS breast cancer patients to benefit from go ahead for UCL-pioneered treatment


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.

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UCL gifted £1m for major research project on rare cancer


A UK wide research network for osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer primarily affecting teenagers and young adults, is to be set up by UCL thanks to a generous gift of £1m from The Tom Prince Cancer Trust.  

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