Archive of Research News

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11 July 2013: Solar tsunami used to measure Sun’s magnetic field

A solar tsunami observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field. More...

11 July 2013: UCL volunteers help Camden introduce programming clubs in all primary schools

From September, the London Borough of Camden will be the first local authority in England to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its 41 maintained primary schools, with help from volunteers from UCL and Google. More...

11 July 2013: Combination of smoking and heavy drinking ‘speeds up cognitive decline’

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to a new study by researchers in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health. More...

8 July 2013: Scientists solve titanic puzzle of popular photocatalyst

A breakthrough in our understanding of the properties of titania (titanium dioxide) - the basis of self-cleaning window technology - has been made by scientists at UCL, uncovering a decades old misunderstanding that has clouded our knowledge of how mixed phase [1] titania catalysts operate. More...

7 July 2013: Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners

A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumours in greater detail. More...

5 July 2013: Call for proposals for science and technology workshops

UCL researchers are invited to submit funding proposals to run collaborative workshops with a science or technology focus as part of the UCL–French Embassy partnership. More...

3 July 2013: Funding awarded for new severe arthritis pain study

Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham a grant of £800,000 to develop new treatments for severe arthritis pain. More...

2 July 2013: Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury

The rate and extent of damage to the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord injury have long been a mystery. Now, a joint research effort by UCL, the University of Zurich and University Hospital Balgrist has found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury. More...

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