A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.
Published: May 19, 2017 11:01:41 AM
The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.
Published: May 15, 2017 10:22:02 AM
Professor Patrick Wolfe to become UCL's appointed non-executive Director and Trustee at The Alan Turing Institute
Patrick Wolfe, UCL Professor of Statistics and Honorary Professor of Computer Science, has agreed to join the board of the Alan Turing Institute.
Published: May 11, 2017 12:10:31 PM
Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has received three prestigious awards in as many months, recognising his groundbreaking research in materials science at UCL.
Published: May 9, 2017 3:45:19 PM
A UCL researcher is leading a phase 3 trial involving more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to investigate whether simvastatin could become a treatment for the condition.
Published: May 9, 2017 10:07:32 AM
Four UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science.
Published: May 8, 2017 3:09:42 PM
Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.
Published: May 4, 2017 5:32:57 PM
The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study.
Published: May 2, 2017 10:19:16 AM
UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today.
Published: Apr 26, 2017 10:27:50 AM
How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety.
Published: Apr 25, 2017 10:19:53 AM
The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM
The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:02:48 PM
The locations of the centres that complete the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), whose hub of research activity and operational headquarters is based at UCL, have been named as the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 10:34:51 AM
Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Apr 12, 2017 10:42:30 AM
The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right.
Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:46:01 AM
Multiple artificial intelligence (AI) agents have learned to work together to play StarCraft, a science fiction combat video game, by using two-way communication according to a team from UCL and Alibaba Group.
Published: Apr 10, 2017 10:49:08 AM
The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.
Published: Apr 4, 2017 2:39:27 PM
Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President & Provost, addresses the UCL community following the triggering of Article 50 by the UK government.
Published: Mar 29, 2017 12:28:51 PM
The most common reasons given for the breakdown of marriages or live-in partnerships in Britain are communication problems and growing apart, according to analysis by UCL researchers of the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
Published: Mar 24, 2017 2:30:52 PM
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research.
Published: Mar 21, 2017 4:30:41 PM
Flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families, according to new research involving UCL scientists.
Published: Mar 16, 2017 9:59:21 AM
In flies and mice, diets based on an organism’s genome enhance growth and fertility with no costs to lifespan, according to a team of researchers from UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 11:22:46 AM
UCL and language learning app Memrise have announced the winner of the first 'Memprize', a competition to find the world’s most efficient and effective vocabulary learning technique.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 10:25:29 AM
Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 10:25:48 AM
A pioneering new computer model has been developed to simulate the whole chain of hazard events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes, by a team involving UCL and Bristol engineers.
Published: Mar 10, 2017 9:52:23 AM