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UCL indexes natural disasters

Research UCL – 10 December, International Climate Day - press release 2017: fewer disasters but more cost damages, reports researchers of University of Louvain (UCL) EMDAT is an international reference database, which monitors human and economic impacts of disasters for 184 countries...
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2018 UCL honorary doctorate recipients

2018 UCL honorary doctorate recipients - press release On 5-6 February 2018, UCL will award honorary doctorates to three individuals: edX CEO Anant Agarwal, Mozilla Foundation President Mitchell Baker, and Sorbonne Professor and Humanum Chair Moulad Doueihi. What do they have in common? A...
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Syria : rise of air bombardments fatal for children

UCL Research - press release In 2016, one in four civilians killed in the Syrian conflict was a child.  A team of researchers at the UCL Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters analyzed data about more than 140,000 violent deaths between 2011 and 2016 in areas not controlled...
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UCL tests new molecule to prevent cancer metastasis in mice

UCL research - press release Three years ago, Pierre Sonveaux, a researcher at the UCL Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, and his team discovered that when the mitochondria (the power plants) of tumour cells are impaired, they promote the formation of metastases. Subsequently,...
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Why the tumours resist to immunotherapy

UCL research – Press release While immunotherapy generated undreamt-of results in the treatment of aggressive and advanced metastatic cancer, they occurred in only one-fourth to one-third of patients, leaving a large majority that didn’t respond. Explaining why and increasing...
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