Faculty of Life Sciences

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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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Major new research study on the impact of system-wide reorganisation of cancer services

A research team led by Professor Naomi Fulop (UCL Department of Applied Health Research) has been awarded £1.2 million over three and a half years by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme to study the centralisation of specialist cancer surgical services. More...

Published: Jul 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Monkey brain

Old world monkey had tiny, complex brain

The brain of a 15 million year old monkey has been visualized for the first time by a team led by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). The 3D computer model shows that the brain is much smaller and has more folds than expected, supporting the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. More...

Published: Jul 3, 2015 10:39:09 AM