24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. More...
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS
World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top
ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. More...
11 September 2014: UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014
A range of eminent figures have joined the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2014 graduation ceremonies, held from 26 August to 5 September. More...
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
26 August 2014: How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells
12 August 2014: National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
8 August 2014: What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree
7 August 2014: Losing weight won’t make you happy
16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart
10 July 2014: Galton archive now online
8 July 2014: Same genes drive maths and reading ability
3 July 2014: Working with Camden Council to get children active