Archive of Research News

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28 November 2013: GREAT3 challenges researchers to find new methods for measuring weak gravitational lensing

Think you can figure out a way to unlock one of the biggest secrets of the universe? The recently launched third Gravitational Lensing Accuracy Testing challenge (GREAT3) is giving researchers the opportunity to do just that. More...

27 November 2013: A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found

UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. More...

27 November 2013: High salt levels in common medicines put patients at risk

Researchers have called for salt content in medicines to be labelled in the same way as food products in order to limit the risk of cardiovascular events, after research highlighted high salt levels in common medicines. More...

26 November 2013: Survey examines changes in sexual behaviour and attitudes in Britain

New results published in The Lancet as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey reveal how sexual behaviour and attitudes in Britain have changed in recent decades. More...

26 November 2013: Summary of results from the 3rd National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

Results published today in The Lancet give the most detailed picture yet of the British population’s sex lives over the last 10 years, as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey. More...

22 November 2013: Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to UCL Biochemical Engineering

In recognition of its “outstanding excellence” UCL Biochemical Engineering has been awarded a 2012-2014 Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. More...

22 November 2013: Seven Centres for Doctoral Training funded across UCL

UCL is leading seven centres that will train the engineers and scientists of the future in a wide range of disciplines including medical imaging, materials science and heritage science. More...

21 November 2013: Electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals patchy at best

Patchy use of electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals – and the huge diversity of systems - creates huge challenges for both patient safety and staff training, according to a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE. More...

19 November 2013: Tackling early socioeconomic inequalities as important as encouraging smoking cessation

Although health behaviours such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviours in adult life. So say researchers from UCL in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. More...

18 November 2013: UCL top in research council income

UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). More...

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