Archive of Research News

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30 September 2011: ‘Back-up system’ reduces heart disease deaths

Small bypass vessels which act as a ‘back-up system’ for the heart’s main arteries play a significant role in reducing the mortality of patients with coronary artery disease, according to new research. More...

23 September 2011: Scientists lay out plans for efficient solar energy harvesting

Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over long distances using tiny molecular circuits, according to research inspired by new insights into natural photosynthesis.
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22 September 2011: Is the 'longevity gene' nearing the end of its life?


Sirtuins, proteins believed to significantly increase lifespan in a number of organisms – and the claimed target of some anti-ageing creams – do not, in fact, affect animal longevity, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Union.
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21 September 2011: New gene identified for familial motor neurone disease

Families suffering from a history of motor neurone disease have helped an international scientific team locate a new gene linked to the incurable disease. More...

19 September 2011: CT study of early humans reveals evolutionary relationships

CT scans of fossil skull fragments may help researchers settle a long-standing debate about the evolution of Africa’s Australopithecus, a key ancestor of modern humans that died out some 1.4 million years ago.
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19 September 2011: UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants available

Up to £5,000 per project is available to UCL staff through the 2011 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme. The closing date for applications is 18 November 2011. More...

19 September 2011: UCL centre lauded in major brain imaging report

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (WTCN) at UCL is cited as a world leader in a new report on human functional brain imaging. More...

14 September 2011: ‘Facebook of things’ includes Annie Lennox’s dress and a bus stop in Norway

Using QR code technology, academics in the UK have created a system that allows everything in the world to be connected to an online profile. More...

9 September 2011: Targeted policing has knock-on benefits

With the police service undergoing budget reductions, and simultaneous calls for more officers on the streets, a new study offers some reassuring conclusions about the benefits of targeted policing. More...

8 September 2011: Babies distinguish pain from touch at 35-37 weeks

Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35-37 weeks gestation – just before an infant would normally be born – according to new research. More...

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