Archive of Research News

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29 July 2015: Switching off street lights at night does not increase car crashes and crime

Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
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20 July 2015: Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict future changes in its volume. More...

16 July 2015: UCL academics elected as British Academy Fellows

Four academics from UCL have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences. More...

16 July 2015: Large trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools

A major study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today, involving researchers from UCL alongside staff and students at the UCL Academy.
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16 July 2015: Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis

A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a successful and innovative academic-industry collaboration. More...

15 July 2015: UCL to coordinate £16m project to crack difficult disease areas

UCL has successfully coordinated a £16 million bid to work with the Medical Research Council (MRC), GSK and four other universities to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory and fibrotic diseases that present a serious burden to patients. More...

14 July 2015: Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia. More...

9 July 2015: UCL top performing university in Horizon 2020

UCL is the best performing university in the first year of the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, securing a total of €73.2 million over 55 projects, according to an analysis by Research Professional. More...

9 July 2015: Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy

More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don’t see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International Journal of Obesity. More...

6 July 2015: Stronger action needed to transform the UK’s energy system

 An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. To meet climate targets set for 2050, policies need to ensure strong action is taken now, while preparing for fundamental changes in how energy is provided and used in the long term. More...

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