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27 July 2017: Professor Graeme Reid to advise House of Lords inquiry

Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL) has been appointed Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee for its inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy. More...

26 July 2017: Has Cassini found a universal driver for prebiotic chemistry at Titan?

An important type of molecule that helps produce complex organic material has been detected within Titan’s hazy upper atmosphere by a UCL-led team as part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission. More...

26 July 2017: Measuring distance with a single photo

Most cameras just record colour but now the 3D shapes of objects, captured through only a single lens, can be accurately estimated using new software developed by UCL computer scientists. More...

20 July 2017: First UK trial seeks to reduce challenging behaviour in pre-schoolers with learning disabilities

Disability charity Contact a Family and UCL are launching a national clinical trial – the first of its kind in the UK – that aims to reduce behaviour that challenges in very young children with learning disabilities. More...

20 July 2017: Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. More...

20 July 2017: One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting risk factors from childhood onwards

One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life. More...

18 July 2017: Hearing a sound can alter perception of finger size

Hearing an ascending sound while pulling their own finger can make a person think their finger is longer than it is, finds a new study led by UCL and the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London. More...

14 July 2017: Buried alive: Aquatic plants survive in ‘ghost ponds’ under agricultural fields

Aquatic plants in ‘ghost ponds’ are able to survive more than 100 years buried beneath cropped agricultural fields, according to new UCL research. More...

14 July 2017: Documenting the human domestication of seeds from 2000BC

The rate of evolution of seed coat thinning, a major marker of crop domestication from archaeological remains, has been documented for the first time by UCL scientists using the UK’s synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source. More...

12 July 2017: Fear of crime is contagious, even in low crime communities

Fear of crime is perpetuated by the opinion of others, and often doesn’t correlate to the actual likelihood of experiencing crime, according to new UCL research. More...

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