Archive of Research News

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25 June 2013: €500,000 to examine the role of zinc in public health

Researchers at UCL will play a major role in an international science project to examine the role of zinc in public health and well-being. More...

20 June 2013: UCL software reveals Ulster’s forgotten history in fire-damaged book

Researchers from UCL have used specially designed software to digitise the Great Parchment book, a crucial historical text documenting the City of London’s role in 17th century Ulster that was previously unreadable for over 200 years due to fire damage. More...

19 June 2013: Researchers shed light on MERS Coronavirus transmission

Epidemiology and gene sequencing technologies have been used by researchers in the UK, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the US and Canada to show that the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus can spread between people in healthcare settings. The work is published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. More...

17 June 2013: 'Chase and run' cell movement mechanism explains metastasis

A mechanism that cells use to group together and move around the body – called 'chase and run' - has been described for the first time by scientists at UCL. More...

14 June 2013: UCL ISR Director joins UN International Resources Panel

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel, part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013. More...

11 June 2013: Blood pressure at night is higher than previously thought

Scientists at UCL have developed new technology which reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought. Night time blood pressure is a strong predictor of both heart disease and stroke, with previous studies establishing that blood pressure measured over the arm falls at night during sleep. However these new data indicate that the night-time decline in blood pressure may be less extensive than previously thought. More...

4 June 2013: Engaging with academics: how research can strengthen open policy-making

UCL Public Policy and UCL Grand Challenges are cited as best-practice examples of engagement between academics and policymakers in a publication by the Government Office for Science. More...

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