6 March 2015: New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces
A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper. More...
The fossil of Homo habilis, or ‘handy man’, has undergone state-of-the-art computer reconstruction, revealing new information about its jaw shape which indicates the species has older evolutionary roots than previously thought and shows that three different Homo species existed between 2.1 and 1.6 million years ago, according to UCL researchers who led the study. More...
New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. More...
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...
20 February 2015: Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award
5 February 2015: New biomarkers to spot pancreatic cancer early
3 February 2015: New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
16 January 2015: Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk
7 January 2015: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2015
23 December 2014: Using light to understand the brain
19 December 2014: Origin of polar auroras revealed
19 December 2014: Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body
18 December 2014: Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators
18 December 2014: REF2014: demonstrating UCL’s research impact
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
16 December 2014: Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
12 December 2014: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced