Archive of UCL News

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6 September 2013: Reflecting on Earth's albedo

A new project, led by scientists at UCL, is helping to build better simulations of weather and climate by mapping how much sunlight is being absorbed and reflected by the Earth. More...

6 September 2013: Education protects women from the obesity associated with urban living

Research into the rise in obesity associated with the burgeoning industrial and service sectors in low- and middle-income countries found that education is a key factor in reducing the negative impact on women’s health. More...

4 September 2013: Researchers pinpoint when the first kings ruled Egypt

A team of scientists and archaeologists, including UCL’s Professor David Wengrow and Dr Alice Stevenson, have been able to set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of ancient Egypt. More...

4 September 2013: Psychological effects of genetic testing for risk of weight gain

Obesity gene testing does not put people off weight loss and may help to reduce self-blame, according to a new study by researchers from the Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL. More...

4 September 2013: UCL opposes sale of Shakespeare Folios

Commenting on the proposed sale of rare Shakespeare Folios by the University of London, Dr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services, said: More...

3 September 2013: Childhood adversity linked to higher risk of early death

Traumatic childhood experiences are linked to an increased risk of early death, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study. More...

3 September 2013: UK scientists begin 5 year quest to solve cosmic detective puzzle

A five year quest is underway to solve the cosmic detective puzzle of why the expansion of the universe is speeding up.
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2 September 2013: Should public health bodies use firms that support the tobacco industry?

In the wake of the UK government’s decision to scrap plans for plain packaging of cigarettes, and the ensuing furore following allegations about the possible influence on that decision of political strategist Lynton Crosby, who has links with the tobacco industry, four prominent addiction researchers from UCL have issued a call for health care organisations and governments around the globe to avoid using market research firms that also work for tobacco companies. More...

2 September 2013: UCL Professor seconded to leading HIV research centre in South Africa

Deenan Pillay, Professor of Virology at UCL, is today named as the new Director of the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, one of the Wellcome Trust’s major overseas programmes. More...

2 September 2013: Professor Michael Arthur starts as UCL President & Provost

Professor Michael Arthur today officially begins his tenure as the new President & Provost of UCL. More...

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