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Sneaky males and choosy females feature in new exhibition at the Grant Museum

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Ocellated wrasse

‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. It explores the myriad elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes.

“Some is good, more is better”: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

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Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL.

Toddlers’ food fussiness is heavily influenced by genes

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Toddlers’ fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL.

UCL spin-out Achilles Therapeutics to develop immunotherapies for cancer

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A new spin-out company Achilles Therapeutics has been launched to develop immunotherapies for cancer, based on the work of scientists from UCL and its associated hospitals.

Garden ponds may help spread lethal frog disease

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Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fuelling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus, according to new research by scientists from UCL, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Queen Mary University of London. 

New Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership launched at UCL

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Jon Bull Slavery

UCL is proud to announce the establishment of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership in UCL History, with the support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Celebrating 10 years of Hinode in space

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Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which – the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) – was built and is managed by a UCL team.

Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction

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The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred direction or spinning. 

Low English skills at school start linked to behavioural difficulties

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Children who enter reception with poor English language skills – whether it’s their first language or an additional language – are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in later years, finds a new study co-authored by UCL and Royal Holloway and funded by Wellcome.

UCL launches special inquiry into regenerative medicine research

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As a leading research intensive university, UCL takes the integrity of its research and its research processes very seriously. Following recent events at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden relating to some aspects of regenerative medicine research, UCL’s Vice Provost (Research) has instigated a special inquiry in order to establish the nature and scope of regenerative medicine research at UCL and to establish the nature of UCL’s relationship with regenerative medicine research that may have taken place at the Karolinska Institute.

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