Archive of Research News

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31 January 2014: Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly

The internal circadian clock of a Drosophila (fruit fly) can be synchronised using vibrations, according to research published today in the journalScience. The study suggests that an animal’s own movements can influence its clock. More...

24 January 2014: UCL PhD student rewarded for interactive science talks

PhD student Isabel Christie (UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging) has received an award for her interactive talk, Becoming a Neuroscientist. More...

23 January 2014: Heart attack survival far lower in UK than Sweden

The chance of surviving a heart attack is far lower in the UK than Sweden, according to a major new study published in The Lancet. More...

21 January 2014: Enjoying life helps to keep you healthy

People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in their daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study led by Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). More...

16 January 2014: Over 100 ERC awards for UCL researchers

With the award of €1.9m to Professor Angelos Michaelides (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology), UCL’s share of European Research Council (ERC) funding for 2008-2013 has breached the €156m barrier with over €33m awarded in 2013. UCL, along with Oxford, has been awarded nine consolidator grants, the highest number awarded to any UK university. More...

15 January 2014: New ‘culture’ needed for better collaborative heritage science research

A working culture and longer-term approach to funding that reflects the changing landscape of heritage science is essential for delivering impactful research, a team representing several of the UK’s foremost cultural and academic institutions has found. More...

9 January 2014: Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous theoretical evidence of quantum effects in photosynthesis published today in the journal Nature Communications. More...

9 January 2014: Patient's own bone-marrow stem cells could treat resistant TB

Patients’ own bone-marrow stromal (stem) cells could be used to treat resistant tuberculosis (TB), according to a preliminary study by an international research team. More...

9 January 2014: UCL economics professor knighted in New Year’s Honours list

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list. More...

7 January 2014: ALMA spots supernova dust factory 160,000 light years away

UK scientists have used the ALMA telescope to help capture the remains of a recent supernova - or exploding star – that is brimming with freshly formed dust 160,000 light years from Earth. More...

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