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Press Releases

Drinking wine

Drink less for a healthier heart

A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ. More...

Published: Jul 11, 2014 10:21:51 AM

Students working

Same genes drive maths and reading ability

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King’s College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits. More...

Published: Jul 8, 2014 4:48:39 PM

Migrating embryonic neural crest cells

Blocking cells’ movement to stop the spread of cancer

Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL research. More...

Published: Jul 7, 2014 2:39:14 PM

Camden Active Spaces playground design for Torriano Infants and Junior School

Working with Camden Council to get children active

An initiative to see if playground design can inspire schoolchildren to be more active, Camden Active Spaces, is launched today at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in partnership with UCL and Camden Council. More...

Published: Jul 3, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Insulin injections for people with type 2 diabetes may cause more harm than good

Diabetes treatments ‘do more harm than good’ for many people

Treatments to reduce blood sugar levels do more harm than good in many type 2 diabetes patients, particularly older people, finds new research from UCL, the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. More...

Published: Jul 1, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Time for Change Report

Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission

Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science.  More...

Published: Jun 24, 2014 12:11:27 PM