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Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future
Publication date: 26 June 2015
Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
Publication date: 25 June 2015
Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
Publication date: 24 June 2015
Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains
Publication date: 23 June 2015
‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu
Publication date: 16 June 2015
A four-year study of 1,414 unvaccinated people across England found that 43% of them had immune cells that protected them from symptoms of both seasonal and pandemic influenza, and reduced their chances of shedding the virus by two thirds. The work led by researchers from UCL, Oxford University and Public Health England was funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.
New calculations to improve carbon dioxide monitoring from space
Publication date: 15 June 2015
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists. This will help climate scientists studying Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions to better interpret data collected from satellites and ground stations measuring CO2.
Natural genetic variation gives complete resistance in prion diseases
Publication date: 11 June 2015
Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Prion Unit at UCL have identified a naturally occurring variant of the human prion protein that produces resistance to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The findings, published in Nature, could give important insight into other human brain diseases that lead to dementia.
Sir Tim Hunt FRS and UCL
Publication date: 10 June 2015
Celebrating 100 years of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at UCL
Publication date: 8 June 2015
New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
Publication date: 3 June 2015
A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers based at the UCL Institute of Child Health. Published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the treatment, which involves targeting tiny blood and lymphatic vessels inside the kidneys, is shown to improve renal function and slow progression of disease in mice.