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Environment - Sep 20
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) writes about common climate change myths and explains how each can be disproven. The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the science where none really exists.
Innovation - Sep 20

The UK's most accessible technology hub to drive disability innovation and assistive technology has been launched today by UCL, Plexal and Here East. The East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) is the first fully accessible, specially designed space for entrepreneurs and businesses leaders who are disabled, or are focused on servicing disabled people.

Pharmacology - Sep 20

One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depressive symptoms, a UCL-led clinical trial has found.

Astronomy - Sep 19

Angelos Tsiaras (UCL Physics & Astronomy) writes about the methods used to discover water vapour in the atmosphere of K2-18 b, the first potentially habitable planet outside of our solar system. With more than 4,000 exoplanets - planets orbiting stars other than our sun - discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp of finding out whether we are alone in the universe.

Health - Sep 19

Babies born by caesarean section have a reduced level of "good" gut bacteria and an increased number of pathogens linked to hospital environments, according to research co-led by UCL that is the most comprehensive study of the baby microbiome to date.

Administration - Sep 18

One in four teachers work more than 60 hours a week and many work in the evenings, despite successive government promises to reduce their hours, according to a new UCL-led study. The paper, published today and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is the first piece of research to look at data from more than 40,000 primary and secondary teachers in England collected between 1992 and 2017.

Life Sciences - Sep 20

UCL is delighted to announce that conditional planning permission* has been granted for a new £281.6m state-of-the-art facility, which will be home to UCL Neuroscience. The plans will transform the site at 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, bringing together research scientists, clinicians and patients to create a world-leading hub for dementia and neurological disease research.

Environment - Sep 19

We catch up with Stephanie, Campaigns Manager at UCL Communications & Marketing. Steph shares some exciting initiatives she's been working on, including the new #MadeAtUCL campaign (don't forget to vote for your favourite UCL story!) plus her favourite place in the Philippines.

Law - Sep 19

Professor Ruth Morgan (UCL Security and Crime Science) writes about the misinterpretation of forensic evidence and the issues that this causes for the criminal justice system. Imagine you're in court, accused of a crime that you know you didn't commit.

Event - Sep 18

Join us on Tuesday 10 December for the PS Awards Ceremony. Do you work with someone who makes a difference, gives back to the community or goes that extra mile to improve the staff experience? If you do, I want to hear from you.

Life Sciences - Sep 17
Life Sciences

The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish.




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