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Archive of Press Releases

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UCL launches special inquiry into regenerative medicine research

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An independent special inquiry to establish the full facts of UCL’s regenerative medicine research and UCL’s relationship to Paolo Macchiarini and the Karolinska Institute has now been formally constituted.

Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

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Space syntax map of London showing degree centrality

Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research.

Survival of bumblebee families improved by flowers

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Bombus Lapidarius

Flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families, according to new research involving UCL scientists.

Genome-based diets improve growth, fertility and lifespan

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Drosophila

In flies and mice, diets based on an organism’s genome enhance growth and fertility with no costs to lifespan, according to a team of researchers from UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.

Improving defence against earthquakes and tsunamis

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Tohoku earthquake 2011

A pioneering new computer model has been developed to simulate the whole chain of hazard events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes, by a team involving UCL and Bristol engineers.

Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars

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A huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen shortly after the Universe’s formation has been detected by a UCL-led team of astronomers, providing new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.

Perceived weight discrimination linked to physical inactivity

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Trainers

People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who don’t perceive that they have suffered any such stigmatisation, according to new research led by UCL.

UCL professors win The Brain Prize for 2017

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The Brain Prize for 2017, worth €1m, has been awarded to Professor Peter Dayan (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit), Professor Ray Dolan (UCL Max Planck Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research) and Professor Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge) for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward. The capacity to link reward to events and actions is the foundation of human and animal survival, and problems with processing rewards can lead to neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Shorter Herceptin breast cancer treatment may produce better results

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer patients who receive the drug Herceptin for nine weeks as part of their post-surgery chemotherapy regime may enjoy better health outcomes, according to new research led by UCL, compared to those who receive it for 12 months, the period currently recommended in the English NHS.

World’s oldest fossils unearthed

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World's oldest fossils

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

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