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Life Sciences - Nov 15
Researchers from the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol have devised a test that could in future help to identify children at risk of developing a very common eye condition. Short-sightedness, or myopia, usually develops during childhood and is thought to affect up to one in three people in the UK.
Pharmacology - Nov 15

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. An estimated 12M UK citizens have a chronic medical condition, and many of them report severe mental fatigue that they characterize as ‘sluggishness' or ‘brain fog'.

Veterinary Science - Nov 14

In February of this year, UCL launched a new online reporting tool called Report + Support to make reporting issues of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct easier. Staff and students can report 'anonymously' or 'contact an advisor' to find out their options for support and resolution.

Pharmacology - Nov 14

A new treatment for lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) for which there remains no cure could potentially benefit all patients, according to a University of Bristol study published in Chemical Science.

Environment - Nov 14

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have unravelled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.


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Philosophy - 16:34
Seven Questions with UCL ChangeMakers Decolonising the Curriculum team
This week we meet Lily Challenger-Rowe (right) and Sailee Khurjekar (left) - Members of the UCL ChangeMakers Decolonising the Curriculum team who are hyper-organised, uber-creative, and outspoken feminists.

Innovation - Business / Economics - 14:04

Life Sciences - Health - 12:05
World’s longest running birth cohort to shed light on ageing brain
Neurologists and epidemiologists at UCL hope to gain fresh insights into brain ageing and dementia, as part of a new Alzheimer's study, assessing the records of people whose health and health-related behaviours has been uniquely documented since birth.

Innovation - Business / Economics - 14.11.2019
Spotlight on... Liam McCafferty
Liam is Innovation Development Manager in UCL Innovation & Enterprise. Here he shares with us his work developing partnerships across UCL, his latest project with the UCL Sustainability team and the top spot in the country for excellent beer! What is your role and what does it involve?

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 14.11.2019

Business / Economics - 14.11.2019

Art and Design - 13.11.2019
Midlands Art Papers launches special issue on inclusion, disability and access in the arts
Midlands Art Papers (MAP) - a collaboration between the University of Birmingham's History of Art Department and cultural practitioners from 13 partner museums and galleries across the Midlands - has launched its latest annual issue.

Environment - Health - 13.11.2019
Research global challenges
The University of Bristol has committed £800,000 from its Quality Related (QR) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation to support research activities with partners in low and middle income countries.

Earth Sciences - 12.11.2019
Christmas and New Year mail arrangements
Please take note of the last posting dates for Christmas mail and UCL Mail Service closure dates. The UCL Post Room would appreciate your co-operation in observing the deadlines set by Royal Mail and assist us by posting early for Christmas.

Health - 12.11.2019
Finds children become less active each year of primary school
Monitoring the behaviour of more than 2,000 children from 57 schools across South West England during primary school, the study found children became 17 minutes less active per week every year.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
Professor Jonathan Schott named ARUK’s first Chief Medical Officer
National dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) has appointed UCL Professor Jonathan Schott as the charity's first ever Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 11.11.2019
What does the 'average engineer' look like according to AI?
What does the ’average engineer’ look like according to AI?
For This is Engineering day, an Imperial PhD student and the Royal Academy of Engineering found out what the average engineer means to search engines.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.11.2019
2.5 million EU grant to help save NHS patients fighting for life
A new multi-million pound EU-funded research project could help NHS staff provide life-saving treatment to some of the country's most ill patients.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 11.11.2019
Free internet access should be a basic human right - study
Free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online - particularly in developing countries - lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, according to a new study.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.11.2019
Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat
University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to lead work in improving care for surgical patients.

Veterinary Science - 08.11.2019
Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help save the endangered rhino | University of Oxford
Scientists from the University of Oxford and Fudan University, Shanghai, have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair.

Administration - 07.11.2019

Forensics - 07.11.2019
Seven Questions with Julian Laufs
This week we meet Julian Laufs, a PhD candidate who talks us through his role as a student quality reviewer where he worked in partnership with staff to improve teaching at UCL.

Music - 07.11.2019

Life Sciences - 07.11.2019
Neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria
Neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria
Sussex neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex is helping to improve science communications in Nigeria by partnering the country's top journalists with scientists and academics.

Pedagogy - 07.11.2019
Spending time in nature can improve children’s confidence
Four out of five children say they feel more confident in themselves after spending time participating in outdoor activities, according to new UCL research.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.11.2019
Euclid mission one step closer as camera nears completion
Key components for a massive optical digital camera onboard the European Space Agency's Euclid space telescope have been delivered by astronomers and engineers from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
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