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

 



German universities likely to benefit from Brexit

2018-02-22T15:51:29Z

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

2018-02-22T06:01:14Z

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

2018-02-22T09:42:34Z

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

2018-02-20T14:03:21Z

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

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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Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet

2018-02-19T11:22:05Z

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

2018-02-16T13:09:41Z

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

2018-02-14T08:39:35Z

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

2018-02-16T06:50:11Z

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

2018-02-13T16:35:48Z

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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