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Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform

UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage.

Published: Oct 17, 2014 10:29:25 AM

Mouse brain

Myelin vital for learning new practical skills

New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 9:10:16 AM


Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses

Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2014 9:07:56 AM


ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged

Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn’s moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can have charged surfaces, according to UCL research. More...

Published: Oct 16, 2014 3:14:08 PM

Dr Rakesh Popat, Consultant Haematologist at UCH, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the UCL Cancer Institute; Jeffery Sugarman, patient; Dr. Louise Dickinson, Clinical Fellow in Urology UCH; Debra Cox, patient

UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 'Curing Cancer' documentary

The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to the wards of UCLH.

Published: Oct 16, 2014 10:50:31 AM

Track Cycling at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk

Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, according to new UCL research undertaken as part of the Public Health Research Consortium. More...

Published: Oct 16, 2014 10:50:31 AM