Four UCL academics and five alumni have been awarded honours in the New Year’s Honours including a knighthood and a dame.
Publication date: 2 January 2018
Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
Adolescents’ non-alcoholic drinks preferences are strongly influenced by their own individual circumstances and lifestyle choices, but not by their families and home environment, according to a new UCL study.
Publication date: 4 December 2017
HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10% in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Publication date: 1 December 2017
A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Publication date: 22 November 2017
The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.
Publication date: 21 November 2017
Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Publication date: 20 November 2017
Gergely Raccuja, the UCL graduate who won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize with his road-charging scheme, returned to UCL for a celebratory lecture and dinner.
Publication date: 15 November 2017
People excluded from mainstream society in high-income countries have a tenfold increased risk of early death, according to research from UCL, homeless health charity Pathway and an international team of experts.
Publication date: 13 November 2017
UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.
Publication date: 9 November 2017
Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year.
Publication date: 6 November 2017
UCL researchers have contributed to a report showing that climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency.
Publication date: 31 October 2017
Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, marked the start of his T-charge on vehicles to combat city pollution by visiting UCL’s nursery in Bloomsbury.
Publication date: 23 October 2017
The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.
Publication date: 18 October 2017
Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection (equivalent to less than 5% of men who have sex with men at any point in time) in England would be cost-effective, and could help to prevent up to one in four cases of HIV, according to UCL research.
Publication date: 18 October 2017
UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Publication date: 5 October 2017
UCL professor Mariana Mazzucato has been awarded one of the world’s top economics prizes for her groundbreaking work on the role of governments in innovation.
Publication date: 4 October 2017
Academics from UCL today joined the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, to launch a new Centre for research and learning, focused on growth and prosperity in Lebanon.
Publication date: 2 October 2017
British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.
Publication date: 14 September 2017
Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.
Publication date: 11 September 2017
Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.
Publication date: 20 July 2017
A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Publication date: 23 June 2017
Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.
Publication date: 4 May 2017
The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.
Publication date: 4 April 2017
UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) – a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre.
Publication date: 23 February 2017