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25 September 2014: Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers. More...
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...
22 September 2014: First Fulbright Scholar for UCL’s MSc Technology Entrepreneurship wins Bright Ideas Award
The first Fulbright Scholar on UCL’s world-leading MSc Technology Entrepreneurship programme, Julie Markham, has won a Bright Ideas Award of £10,000 for her new business concept, pingWHEN, which aims to increase personal safety for women. More...
19 September 2014: Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’, one of three grants announced today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 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
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
15 September 2014: 3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria
12 September 2014: Project to support state school students to study STEM at university celebrates biggest year yet
11 September 2014: UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
10 September 2014: Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane
9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial
8 September 2014: UCL Professor appointed Chair of General Medical Council
5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’
5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s
4 September 2014: UCL statement in response to recent UCL Qatar coverage
4 September 2014: UCL shortlisted for the THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award
2 September 2014: Renewable fossil fuel alternative made using bacteria
28 August 2014: UCL is the first university to join Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champions programme
27 August 2014: Study reveals scale of the sexual exploitation of boys
27 August 2014: What lit up the universe?
26 August 2014: How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells