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England behind other countries in maths performance of disadvantaged pupils

Maths performance of disadvantaged pupils in England ranks in the lower half of developed countries, new analysis by UCL Institute of Education and the Education Policy Institute (EPI) reveals.

Published: Apr 19, 2018 2:56:20 PM

Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives

Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.

Published: Apr 19, 2018 11:47:57 AM

UCL professor awarded 2018 Leontief Prize

UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

Published: Apr 18, 2018 2:57:45 PM

New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series

A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta, has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.

Published: Apr 17, 2018 2:13:09 PM

How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

Published: Apr 17, 2018 1:03:33 PM