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Intensive care patients’ muscles unable to use fats for energy

The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Published: Jul 12, 2018 1:41:30 PM

UCL statement on Tier 4 visa monitoring

In response to an incorrect and unauthorised email that was sent to some staff in one department regarding UCL’s policy on monitoring of Tier 4 students, a UCL spokesperson said: “Fines for non-compliance with Tier 4 monitoring is not UCL policy. The communication was issued in error by a member of staff and has been retracted with an apology.

Published: Jul 12, 2018 12:20:40 PM

Our fractured African roots

Our African ancestors were diverse in form and culture, and scattered across the entire continent, finds a team led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Published: Jul 11, 2018 5:42:31 PM

Three UCL academics recognised with prestigious physics prizes

Professor Jennifer Thomas, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Hiranya Peiris have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics.

Published: Jul 11, 2018 9:51:59 AM

UCL celebrates 70 years of working with the NHS

To celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, researchers and clinicians from across UCL have spoken about what the NHS means to them and how their work impacts the nation’s health.    

Published: Jul 5, 2018 1:17:30 PM

£265 million investment in UCL spin-outs which could transform patient outcomes

Three UCL spin-out companies focused on delivering advanced therapeutics to treat a range of diseases received a substantial amount of investment following two initial public offerings worth £177 million ($235 million) combined and one Series B funding round of £88 million in June.

Published: Jul 5, 2018 9:58:19 AM

UCL computer vision spin-out acquired by Niantic Inc.

UCL spin-out Matrix Mill Ltd, a company specialising in applying artificial intelligence and machine vision research to solve industry problems, has been acquired by Niantic Labs Inc., an augmented reality (AR) technology company famous for the mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go.

Published: Jun 29, 2018 4:48:40 PM

Preparing the NHS for a digital future

As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, UCL researchers are helping to assess how new technologies including genomics, artificial intelligence and bionanotechnology, will shape the future of healthcare in the UK for decades to come.

Published: Jun 28, 2018 10:35:30 AM