Archive of Research News

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28 June 2012: Transplant of patient-derived stem cells into mice with muscular dystrophy

Stem cells from patients with a rare form of muscular dystrophy have been successfully transplanted into mice affected by the same form of dystrophy, according to a new study published today in Science Translational Medicine. More...

22 June 2012: New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited. More...

20 June 2012: UCL Vice-Provost responds to Open Access report

Implementation of the Finch Report on Open Access would "cripple university systems with extra expense", responds Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research). More...

20 June 2012: Euclid jumps final hurdle

The European Space Agency (ESA) today formally adopted the largest collaboration of astronomers in the world to help build the Euclid satellite, and UCL will be playing a major role.  More...

15 June 2012: Quantum bar magnets in a transparent salt

Scientists have managed to switch on and off the magnetism of a new material using quantum mechanics, making the material a test bed for future quantum devices. More...

14 June 2012: Most older pedestrians unable to cross the road in time

The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new UCL study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled ‘Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study’, has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing. More...

13 June 2012: No evidence for "knots" in space

Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang. More...

12 June 2012: UCL at Cheltenham Science Festival

A number of UCL academics and students are taking part in the Cheltenham Science Festival, which starts today. More...

11 June 2012: GACD members fund landmark research to reduce impact of hypertension

In June 2011 the UCL Institute for Global Health was selected to host the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world. More...

11 June 2012: Scientists reveal structure of bacterial chainmail

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour.
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