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How RNA formed at the origins of life

A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers. More...

Published: May 19, 2017 11:01:41 AM

Campi Flegrei update

Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples. More...

Published: May 15, 2017 10:22:02 AM

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Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new ‘loci’

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London. More...

Published: May 4, 2017 5:32:57 PM

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Ill-gotten gains are worth less in the brain

The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study. More...

Published: May 2, 2017 10:19:16 AM

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UCL climbs Complete University Guide table

UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today. More...

Published: Apr 26, 2017 10:27:50 AM

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Revolutionary method reveals impact of short circuits on battery safety

How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety. More...

Published: Apr 25, 2017 10:19:53 AM