People with type 2 diabetes are physically
less able to recover from stress, finds a study by scientists at UCL and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart Foundation.
21 October 2014: UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision
UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education (IOE).
21 October 2014: UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland. More...
17 October 2014: Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform
UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are
asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about
archaeology, history and heritage.
17 October 2014: Myelin vital for learning new practical skills
New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally. More...
17 October 2014: Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses
16 October 2014: ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged
16 October 2014: Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk
16 October 2014: UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 'Curing Cancer' documentary
14 October 2014: Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention
14 October 2014: Oral health problems in elite athletes ‘must be addressed’
6 October 2014: New web privacy system could revolutionise the safety of surfing
3 October 2014: UCL gets £15M to train the next generation of bioscientists
25 September 2014: Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
19 September 2014: Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
15 September 2014: 3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
10 September 2014: Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane
9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial