The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new UCL study in rats.
Published: Oct 19, 2017 5:02:38 PM
BBC Research and Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including UCL, to unlock the potential of data in the media.
Published: Oct 19, 2017 11:04:22 AM
Slow internet speeds and the Internet ‘rush hour’ – the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% – could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.
Published: Oct 19, 2017 10:00:13 AM
The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.
Published: Oct 18, 2017 10:01:05 AM
Providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to men who have sex with men who are at high risk of HIV infection (equivalent to less than 5% of men who have sex with men at any point in time) in England would be cost-effective, and could help to prevent up to one in four cases of HIV, according to UCL research.
Published: Oct 18, 2017 8:28:14 AM
Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers.
Published: Oct 16, 2017 3:02:17 PM
UCL's new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) was officially launched this week, with a keynote lecture by its director Professor Mariana Mazzucato, and a high level panel discussion.
Published: Oct 11, 2017 4:40:01 PM
Dr Ellie Cosgrave from UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP) is co-presenting the BBC’s new ‘Tomorrow’s World’ podcast.
Published: Oct 9, 2017 9:57:59 AM
UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Published: Oct 5, 2017 9:29:21 AM
UCL has reaffirmed its status as a world-leading university in law, education and social sciences in the latest round of rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Published: Oct 5, 2017 8:25:43 AM
UCL professor Mariana Mazzucato has been awarded one of the world’s top economics prizes for her groundbreaking work on the role of governments in innovation.
Published: Oct 4, 2017 1:45:58 PM
UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.
Published: Oct 4, 2017 11:01:26 AM
UCL Culture is launching its latest groundbreaking exhibition What does it mean to be human? Curating Heads this week in the Octagon Gallery, Wilkins Building, UCL. Bringing together UCL scientific expertise with poignant philosophical and ethical debate, the exhibition will provide visitors with a unique insight into the meaning of human existence and the role of the body after death.
Published: Oct 3, 2017 11:27:08 AM
Academics from UCL today joined the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, to launch a new Centre for research and learning, focused on growth and prosperity in Lebanon.
Published: Oct 2, 2017 10:10:07 AM
Two thirds of adults over 60 rarely or never use public transport, even though it’s often free or discounted and brings health benefits, according to a UCL-led study.
Published: Sep 29, 2017 11:06:18 AM
People with type 2 diabetes could improve their health by using a new web-based self-management tool, according to UCL-led research.
Published: Sep 28, 2017 12:18:44 PM
Children under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to UCL-led research published today in the European Respiratory Journal.
Published: Sep 28, 2017 11:33:26 AM
Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) is involved in a new project which aims to better understand how pandemics, such as flu, can spread across the country.
Published: Sep 27, 2017 3:11:05 PM
Men who are physically active in mid-life are more likely to continue the habit into older age as well, finds a long term tracking study led by UCL.
Published: Sep 21, 2017 11:15:14 AM
The UK is investing £65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of the universe.
Published: Sep 21, 2017 10:50:42 AM
Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL researchers.
Published: Sep 21, 2017 10:16:43 AM
New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.
Published: Sep 20, 2017 10:02:52 AM
Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world, including seven from UCL, have formed a ‘virtual brain lab’ to test how the brain controls learning and decision making.
Published: Sep 19, 2017 3:53:26 PM
A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers.
Published: Sep 19, 2017 9:01:16 AM
UCL has been ranked fifth in the world for arts and humanities in the latest league table published by The Times Higher Education.
Published: Sep 15, 2017 12:37:13 PM