Archive of Research News

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27 July 2012: Olympic Opening Ceremony - creating the iconic map of London

Urban planning and design company Space Syntax has created the giant map of London’s street network which formed an iconic part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games. More...

26 July 2012: First child to receive stem cell trachea transplant doing well after two years

The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant is functioning well two years on, according to a paper published in The Lancet today. More...

23 July 2012: First study into the effects of MDMA on the resting brain

Researchers from UCL and Imperial College London are carrying out a neuroscience study to examine for the first time how the resting brain responds to MDMA, the pure form of the Class A drug ecstasy. The study is funded by Channel 4, and recorded footage of it will be shown on two new science programmes this autumn, ‘Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial’, alongside a live studio debate to explore issues linked with MDMA. More...

23 July 2012: HIV drug resistance rising in parts of Africa

Drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nearly a decade ago according to new research led by UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO). More...

18 July 2012: Punishment motivated by fairness, not revenge

Researchers at UCL and Harvard have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge. More...

17 July 2012: Videoooooh: Slade Exhibition

The Slade School of Fine Art at UCL is hosting a multi-screen video exhibition to coincide with the London Olympics. More...

17 July 2012: Architectural installations pop up around London

Five innovative architectural installations, designed by researchers at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, are being unveiled this week throughout London. More...

17 July 2012: Boost to wireless research facilities after £1.5million donation

Wireless research facilities at UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering received a boost last week with the official opening of the UCL-Aeroflex Wireless Communications Laboratory.
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16 July 2012: Lords reform: what next?

On Tuesday 10 July, the government was forced to withdraw its programme motion on the Lords Reform Bill, and suffered a rebellion of 91 Conservative MPs on Second Reading of the bill. This was the largest rebellion of the coalition to date. More...

16 July 2012: A magnetic monster’s dual personality

An international team of scientists have discovered a rare hybrid star using ESA’s XMM-Newton and Nasa's SWIFT X-ray-telescopes. More...

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