Faculty of Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Living systems in all their marvellous complexity from man to microbe form the subject matter of the degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences.

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Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer

Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12% longer than average, according to a UCL-led study researching healthy ageing. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, including humans, delaying the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process. More...

Published: Jun 25, 2015 5:12:17 PM

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Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence

A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at UCL, Stockholm University and University of Helsinki. More...

Published: Jun 24, 2015 12:39:09 PM