25 September 2014: Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers. More...
24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. More...
19 September 2014: Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’, one of three grants announced today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). More...
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
UCL is ranked in joint 5th place in the QS
World University Rankings 2014/15 released today. UCL is one of four UK Higher Education institutions ranked in the top
ten, along with Oxford (joint 5th), Cambridge and Imperial (joint 2nd).
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
15 September 2014: 3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
10 September 2014: Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane
9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial
5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’
5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s
27 August 2014: Study reveals scale of the sexual exploitation of boys
27 August 2014: What lit up the universe?
26 August 2014: How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells
15 August 2014: UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair
14 August 2014: School pupils experience space science at UCL
13 August 2014: Our ancestor’s ‘leaky’ membrane answers big questions in biology
12 August 2014: £40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund
12 August 2014: National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction