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How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing.

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2014-08-20 : Neil D Rodger

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£40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund

2014-08-12 : David R Weston

Proposals are invited for the IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund.

Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Scientists at UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease.

What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new UCL research.

Losing weight won’t make you happy

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Weight loss significantly improves physical health but effects on mental health are less straightforward, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.

London’s centralised stroke services save 96 extra lives per year

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Every year, London’s centralised stroke services save around 96 stroke patients who would have died under standard hospital treatment, finds UCL-led research.

Goalkeepers prone to ‘gambler’s fallacy’ but penalty takers fail to exploit it

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

After a string of penalties aimed in the same direction, goalkeepers are more likely to dive in the opposite direction on the next penalty but kickers fail to exploit this pattern, finds new UCL research.

The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council.

UCL coding clubs for east London youngsters

2014-07-23 : Neil D Rodger

UCL is running a series of free coding clubs for young people in east London.

Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research.

Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.

Drink less for a healthier heart

2014-07-11 : Harry C Dayantis

A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ .

Galton archive now online

2014-07-10 : Ruth Metcalfe

UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton.

Working with Camden Council to get children active

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council.

New AHRC grant will fund ‘Museums on Prescription’ research

2014-07-02 : Ruth Metcalfe

A team of researchers led by Dr Helen Chatterjee ( UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and UCL Public & Cultural Engagement) will begin a new three year project this month, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to explore the value and role of museums in social prescribing.

Diabetes treatments ‘do more harm than good’ for many people

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

2014-06-19 : Siobhan Pipa

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

UCL and the Olympic Park: an update from Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

2014-06-18 : Neil D Rodger

Over the past four months, we have been working with colleagues from across UCL to develop our academic and financial plans to establish a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP). 

UCL wins national public engagement award

2014-06-12 : Ruth Metcalfe

UCL Public and Cultural Engagement are celebrating success at the national Engage Competition Awards which took place on 11 June 2014 at the Natural History Museum.

Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

2014-06-12 : Harry C Dayantis

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge.

UCL research showcased as part of Universities Week

2014-06-06 : Ruth Metcalfe

UCL is featuring in a UK-wide campaign from 9–15 June to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.

Our own treacherous immune genes can cause cancer after viral infection

2014-06-05 : Harry C Dayantis

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral infections, finds new UCL research.

UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

2014-05-29 : Harry C Dayantis

The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience was today awarded to Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL and affiliated faculty member in the UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

2014-05-27 : Rebecca L Caygill

UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture.