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Music - Oct 23
A study of the genetic make-up of zebrafish has provided brand new insights into the cause of congenital hearing disorders in humans. A team including scientists from Cardiff University has identified how specific genes can dictate the patterns of the tiny cells - so-called hair cells - within our ears that allow us to hear and process sounds.
Health - Oct 23

Researchers have been awarded funding to trial a new treatment for frequent falls in patients with advanced Parkinson's. In Parkinson's disease, some parts of the brain begin to deteriorate, leading to symptoms including balance problems, which can increase the chances of falls.

Career - Oct 22

Women and men experience a 'large divergence' in their career paths in the years following childbirth, according to a study following more than 3,500 new parents. Only 27.8 per cent of women are in full-time work or self-employed three years after childbirth, compared to 90 per cent of new fathers.

Computer Science - Oct 22

In a new twist on human-robot research, computer scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a handheld robot that first predicts then frustrates users by rebelling against their plans, thereby demonstrating an understanding of human intention.

Health - Oct 21
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UCL research teams are part of a new transatlantic research alliance to develop radical new strategies and technologies to detect cancer at its earliest stage.


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Social Sciences - Event - 14:06

Materials Science - 23.10.2019
Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers
Understanding how the components of wood come together to make super strong structures is important for understanding both how plants mature, and for new materials design.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 22.10.2019
Scientists in China and Europe partner to tackle climate change
Scientists in China, Germany, and the UK are joining forces to find global solutions for delivering recycling solutions and low-carbon clean energy and reducing the environmental impact of waste - in a major international partnership.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.10.2019
Nobel Prize-winner Kip Thorne opens new Cardiff physics lab
The Nobel Prize-winner Kip Thorne has visited Cardiff to open a brand-new gravitational physics lab.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.10.2019
Birmingham and Southeast join forces to combat cancer and medical implant failure
The University of Birmingham and Southeast University have announced two projects in China that could help to fight cancer and aid regeneration of the human body.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 21.10.2019

Innovation / Technology - Health - 21.10.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 20.10.2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users. While multiple robotic arm devices already exist, most are heavy, expensive and outside the reach of individuals who lack the expertise to use them.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2019
Seven Questions with Hamnah Shakeel
This week we meet second-year BA Geography student Hamnah, who has been heavily involved with sustainability initiatives at UCL.

Social Sciences - 18.10.2019
Local role models launch new campaign to change young people’s life stories in Birmingham
Birmingham is one of the most vulnerable areas to literacy challenges in the entire country, with 50% of wards in the city ranking in the top 10% of need in England, and 41% of young people in Birmingham failing to achieve good GCSE grades in English language and maths in 2018.

Politics - 18.10.2019
Offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England
New book offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England A new book by a Professor at the University of Sussex offers a new interpretation o

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.10.2019
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new drone for fixing windfarms, to an exploration of customer feedback, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Music - 17.10.2019

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 17.10.2019
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
GPs should prescribe participation in communal singing activities to patients to raise self-esteem and overcome loneliness, a tuneful event at the University of Sussex was told this week. Dr Sarah Andersen, a practicing GP and former masters' student at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School , told the Singing for Wellbeing event held at the University of Sussex that academic studies indicated significant benefits if more doctors used community choirs as part of their social prescribing.

Health - 17.10.2019
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
A positive link has been found between the number of people in England giving up smoking and the number of people using e-cigarettes to try and quit, according to new UCL-led study. The study, published today in Addiction  and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that as use of e-cigarettes in quit attempts went up from 2011 onwards, so did the success rate of quitting.

Event - 17.10.2019
Advancing Outcomes on Race Equality: Invite to Participate
UCL is currently in the process of renewing its Race Equality Charter and we would like members of our community to fully participate in helping to shape and inform this institutional initiative.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to emergency departments, and that only one in four children received adequate first aid before getting to hospital.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
The world's most advanced institute for disease and emergency analytics is opening in London this week.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks as part of a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of child burns.

Career - 15.10.2019
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Company bans on workers' accessing emails after office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a new study suggests. The newly published research, led by the University of Sussex, states that while blanket bans could help some workers to achieve certain goals, they could impede other employees' progress towards their own targets.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 15.10.2019

Health - 15.10.2019

Earth Sciences - Event - 15.10.2019
Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding
From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges. Three teams from the University of Bristol have been awarded a total of £800,383 from the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) , which aims to bolster innovation within the UK and developing countries by encouraging co-designed projects with practical applications that are mindful of local needs and sensitivities.
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