Archive of Research News

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30 May 2012: Iconic New Zealand reptile shows chewing is not just for mammals

The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet – challenging the widespread perception that complex chewing ability is closely linked to high metabolism. More...

30 May 2012: Better urban planning is essential to improve health

The proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that contribute to population health in a city environment.
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28 May 2012: Variations of a single gene can result in too much or too little growth

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction. Different forms of the gene can lead to very different conditions, according to research published in the journal Nature Genetics. More...

24 May 2012: UCL, Intel and Imperial to create Global Centre for Research in Sustainable Connected Cities

UCL, Imperial College London and Intel have announced the launch of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The new London-based institute will be Intel’s first research centre and global hub dedicated to exploring how technology can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities worldwide.  More...

21 May 2012: Free UCL festival celebrates London and Literature

A free one-day festival dedicated to the celebration of London and Literature will give the public an opportunity to listen to and share thoughts with celebrated authors, poets and academics on all things London. More...

18 May 2012: New silicon memory chip developed

The first purely silicon oxide-based ‘Resistive RAM’ memory chip that can operate in ambient conditions – opening up the possibility of new super-fast memory - has been developed by researchers at UCL. More...

18 May 2012: UCL News Podcast (18/05/12) - One Day in the City

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

17 May 2012: Who stole my milk?: Exploring student homes in London

In the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Geffrye: Museum of the Home and MA students from UCL Institute of Archaeology are investigating shared and private spaces within London’s international student homes.  More...

17 May 2012: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction. More...

16 May 2012: Butterfly genome reveals a promiscuous past

An international collaborative study to map the genome of a South American butterfly has identified the secret behind its mimetic nature. More...

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