15 September 2014: 3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria
Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, and scientists have unravelled the secrets of how they do this with a new 3D model. More...
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss
Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...
10 September 2014: Sloths: life in the evolutionary fast lane
Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology. The fast rate of change suggests that factors such as environmental conditions, or competition with other species must have strongly favoured the bigger sloths, before they died out. More...
9 September 2014: High rates of recreational drug use among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the UK strongly linked with condomless sex
New UCL research published in The Lancet HIV shows that polydrug use is common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and is strongly linked to sex without a condom (condomless sex). More...
9 September 2014: Antibiotics do not shorten tuberculosis treatment, finds Phase 3 trial
The results of a Phase 3 clinical trial involving UCL researchers, called REMoxTB, has found that replacing one of the drugs with the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the standard six-month treatment regimen did not allow the treatment time for tuberculosis (TB) patients to be shortened to four months. More...
5 September 2014: E-cigarette policies ‘should not be distorted by alarmist commentaries dressed up as evidence’
5 September 2014: Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer’s
27 August 2014: Study reveals scale of the sexual exploitation of boys
27 August 2014: What lit up the universe?
26 August 2014: How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells
15 August 2014: UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair
14 August 2014: School pupils experience space science at UCL
13 August 2014: Our ancestor’s ‘leaky’ membrane answers big questions in biology
12 August 2014: £40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund
12 August 2014: National Student Survey: improvement in student satisfaction
8 August 2014: What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree
7 August 2014: Losing weight won’t make you happy
5 August 2014: UCL scientists honoured by Royal Society
5 August 2014: Equation to predict happiness