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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

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Brain's "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand

The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM

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How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity

The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:02:48 PM

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Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL. More...

Published: Apr 12, 2017 10:42:30 AM

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Everyone has different 'bad spots' in their vision

The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right. More...

Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:46:01 AM