25 November 2014: Scientific methods shed new light on evolution of kinship patterns
New biological methods used to trace the evolutionary history of kinship patterns shed new light on how societies developed as farming spread across the globe during the Neolithic, according to new research by a UCL-led international team. More...
25 November 2014: UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL as the biggest higher education institution in London, and the largest postgraduate institution in the UK, with 19,000 postgraduate students. It will have over 11,000 staff and a combined income of over £1bn. More...
The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a UCL-led team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study. More...
19 November 2014: UK cities spend £23 million annually on IT
A new report by UCL and Arup reveals that UK city authorities spend an average of £23 million a year each on IT, which is 6% of their total expenditure. More...
19 November 2014: Improving the lives of dementia carers
19 November 2014: New i-sense collaboration to improve monitoring of UK flu hotspots
18 November 2014: One in ten British men say they have paid for sex
18 November 2014: Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
14 November 2014: Britain's obese in denial about their weight
13 November 2014: Mars has macroweather too
13 November 2014: The Experiment: a new model for scientific research?
12 November 2014: Virtual reality helps people to comfort and accept themselves
12 November 2014: Gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future
7 November 2014: Changing London’s cycling infrastructure will improve safety
6 November 2014: Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan
6 November 2014: Cause of organ damage after heart attack and stroke found
29 October 2014: UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing”
27 October 2014: Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births
23 October 2014: UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities