Archive of Research News

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27 June 2014: New test predicts the risk of non-hereditary breast cancer

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to new UCL research.
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20 June 2014: Fast-flowing gas curtails galaxy’s glow

The bright core of a spiral galaxy has unexpectedly dimmed, according to a new study by an international team of astronomers.  More...

20 June 2014: Limb regeneration: do salamanders hold the key?

The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unravelled by UCL researchers in a bid to apply it to humans. More...

17 June 2014: Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost

A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by UCL researchers. More...

16 June 2014: Immune system implicated in dementia development

The immune system and body’s response to damaged cells play a key role in the development of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), finds new UCL-led research. More...

12 June 2014: Leukaemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

A class of drug currently being used to treat leukaemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study led by scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute, Cambridge. More...

9 June 2014: New research explains how we use the GPS inside our brain to navigate

The way we navigate from A to B is controlled by two brain regions which track the distance to our destination, according to new UCL research published in Current Biology, funded by the Wellcome Trust. More...

6 June 2014: ‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body

“Where does it hurt?” is the first question asked to any person in pain. More...

5 June 2014: Our own treacherous immune genes can cause cancer after viral infection

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral infections, finds new UCL research. More...

3 June 2014: 'How to Change the World' programme launched by UCL Engineering

New programme brings over 500 students together to tackle global challenges from the Red Cross, World Bank and UK Government  More...

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