Archive of Research News

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15 February 2013: Animal model of evolution indicates thick hair mutation emerged 30,000 years ago

The first animal model of recent human evolution reveals that a single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, an international team of researchers report. More...

14 February 2013: Minimally invasive test provides best alternative to colonoscopy

Research shows that a new scan offering patients a less invasive diagnostic test for possible bowel cancer is more effective than the current radiological standard of barium enema and should be considered alongside the ‘gold standard’ of colonoscopy. More...

13 February 2013: CryoSat-2 mission reveals major Arctic sea-ice loss

Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, a UK-led team of scientists has discovered. More...

13 February 2013: Photography exhibition explores faith in West London

A photography exhibition opening this week in Gunnersbury Park Museum in Ealing is the outcome of a remarkable collaboration between senior citizens from six different faith communities in West Ealing and Hanwell.  More...

12 February 2013: Graphene research chosen as EU Future Emerging Technology flagship

The European Commission has chosen the Graphene Flagship as one of Europe’s first 10-year FET flagship projects. More...

9 February 2013: Stress at work very unlikely to cause cancer

Work-related stress is not directly linked to the development of colorectal, lung, breast or prostate cancers, but can cause other contributing factors, according to a new study published on bmj.com
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9 February 2013: Doctors 'should give lifestyle advice' to cancer patients

More than 80 per cent of cancer patients’ close friends and family think that doctors should give their cancer patients lifestyle advice on eating habits, weight-loss and exercise, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer.
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7 February 2013: Grant Museum of Zoology opens The Micrarium – a place for tiny things

A new space that celebrates microscopic members of the animal kingdom opens this week at the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL. More...

6 February 2013: Obesity leads to vitamin D deficiency

Obesity can lead to a lack of vitamin D circulating in the body, according to a study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). Efforts to tackle obesity should thus also help to reduce levels of vitamin D deficiency in the population, says the lead investigator of the study, Dr Elina Hypponen. More...

1 February 2013: ERC Advanced Grants fund exceptional research at UCL

Funding totalling £12.9 million has been awarded to researchers at UCL by the European Research Council (ERC) under the Advanced Grants programme, which supports research leaders to develop ground-breaking projects and support pioneering research with far-reaching impact. More...

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