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Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection

Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study.

Published: Nov 12, 2018 5:02:04 PM

Kamila Shamsie to give the Orwell Lecture 2018

The Orwell Lecture 2018, held annually at UCL, will be delivered by author Kamila Shamsie, on the question of ‘citizenship, migration and the transformation of rights into privileges’. 

Published: Nov 9, 2018 2:51:50 PM

UCL marks the Armistice centenary

On Sunday November 11 it will be one hundred years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. 

Published: Nov 8, 2018 5:11:11 PM

£438 million investment for UCL gene therapy spinouts

UCL spinout Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, has raised $225 million (£173 million) through its initial public offering.

Published: Nov 8, 2018 12:53:51 PM

UCL launches new academic partnership programme in global cities

UCL is today launching a new Cities partnerships Programme (CpP) to invest in and extend research and teaching collaborations in multiple city locations around the world – with Rome and Paris named as the first two cities.

Published: Nov 8, 2018 9:25:35 AM

New report on gender equality in UK History

Steps must be taken to promote gender equality to ensure more women view history as an academic option and profession, according to a new report published by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) and co-authored by academics at UCL. 

Published: Nov 6, 2018 4:43:30 PM

Are we failing people with learning disabilities?

The Government’s emphasis on ‘fairness’ and fixing a ‘broken society’ has failed for hundreds of thousands of people with learning disabilities, according to a new report by UCL.

Published: Nov 6, 2018 2:50:29 PM

Provost warns of research impact of a no-deal Brexit

Delays in striking a Brexit agreement may leave the UK excluded from the European Union’s multibillion-euro research programme, UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has warned in an article for Times Higher Education (THE).

Published: Oct 26, 2018 5:27:33 PM

'LiFi' could provide faster internet access

High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers.

Published: Oct 25, 2018 3:13:00 PM