UCL regrets to announce the death of Prof Jim Penman, who held a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics, both from UCL, and in 2012 was appointed Honorary Professor at the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research) within the UCL Environment Domain.
Published: Sep 19, 2016 11:14:36 AM
UCL’s three biomedical research centres (BRCs) have won more
than £167 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research
(NIHR) to further world-leading biomedical research conducted with partner hospitals. UCL has received more
funding than any other UK university, followed by King's College London and Oxford University, which received £133m and £127m respectively.
Published: Sep 14, 2016 2:58:18 PM
E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research by UCL which was published in the British Medical Journal.
Published: Sep 14, 2016 10:48:17 AM
A new Forum for Responsible Metrics, to be chaired by Professor
David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), will bring together research funders,
sector bodies and infrastructure experts to promote the responsible use of
Published: Sep 14, 2016 10:48:17 AM
Smoking the equivalent of a single ‘spliff’ of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while ‘high’, finds a new UCL study.
Published: Sep 2, 2016 1:34:06 PM
Memory loss in mice has been successfully reversed following the discovery of new information about a key mechanism underlying the loss of nerve connectivity in the brain, say UCL researchers.
Published: Sep 1, 2016 5:01:35 PM
The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.
Published: Sep 1, 2016 10:32:32 AM
The greatest threat to sustainable groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin is contamination and not depletion, according to a study co-authored by UCL researchers and published this week in Nature Geoscience.
Published: Aug 30, 2016 4:40:03 PM
An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
Published: Aug 30, 2016 3:34:22 PM
A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.
Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:41:40 AM
UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide.
Published: Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research.
Published: Aug 11, 2016 3:35:24 PM
A new rapid fluorescent 3-D imaging system developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists offers a non-invasive approach to accurately monitor tumour development in adult zebrafish.
Published: Aug 11, 2016 9:53:56 AM
Hunter-gatherers have a three-tiered social network to increase the chance the whole community has enough to eat, according to new UCL research which looked at two contemporary hunter-gatherer groups.
Published: Jul 21, 2016 5:51:00 PM
Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
Published: Jul 15, 2016 2:46:00 PM
Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research.
Published: Jul 14, 2016 9:22:34 PM
Food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new UCL research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation.
Published: Jul 13, 2016 3:05:00 PM
The effects of family upbringing on people’s food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence, according to research carried out among a large group of older teenage twins by UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 4:16:28 PM
A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. Making up 95% of our universe, these substances have profound effects on the birth and lives of galaxies and stars and yet almost nothing is known about their physical nature.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 10:53:33 AM
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 11:58:05 AM
Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jun 10, 2016 4:18:28 PM
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 3, 2016 10:04:12 AM
A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council.
Published: Jun 2, 2016 1:40:13 PM
Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer
The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.
Published: May 24, 2016 10:17:00 AM