Archive of Research News

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31 March 2011: Fruit fly antennae are tuned in

The antennal ears of different fruit fly species are actively tuned to high-frequency components of their respective mating songs, according to new research led by UCL scientists. More...

31 March 2011: Regenerative medicine success for muscles

An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells from the recipient’s own body is outlined in UCL research published today. 
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25 March 2011: Professor David Price: The case for research collaboration

At this week’s Guardian HE Summit 2011 session on ‘The Future of Research Funding’ Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), set out some thoughts on research collaboration between universities in the UK. Below he offers some further reflections. More...

18 March 2011: UCL and Japan

The UCL community has many connections with Japan and has been shocked and saddened by the recent disaster there. UCL’s President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant, said: More...

15 March 2011: Watch: Grant Museum of Zoology reopens

UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology reopens on 15 March, allowing some of the rarest extinct animal specimens in the world to be displayed for the first time. Previously lost dodo bones, the remains of a quagga (an extinct species of half-striped zebra) and a giant Irish elk with antlers measuring nearly 3 metres across, are among the 70,000 specimens that can be seen in the new museum space. More...

14 March 2011: Brain Awareness Week at UCL

Brain Awareness Week, running 14­-20 March, is an annual international campaign designed to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. More...

9 March 2011: Ethnicity and academic performance in medicine

UK trained doctors and medical students from minority ethnic groups tend to underperform academically compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study by UCL academics. More...

2 March 2011: New research: treating drug-resistant HIV

New research into the effects of drug-resistant strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) could help the initial treatment of millions of people worldwide.      More...

2 March 2011: UCL space missions get the go-ahead

UCL space scientists are involved in two out of four missions that have been selected by the European Space Agency to compete for a launch opportunity at the start of the 2020s.
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1 March 2011: £28 million boost to UCL-led birth cohort study

The largest ever UK-wide study of babies and young children, led by scientists at UCL, today received a landmark £28.5 million commitment from the Government Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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