UCLSat, a satellite designed and built by UCL engineers and scientists, has been launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India as part of an international mission called QB50.
Published: Jun 23, 2017 7:22:46 AM
At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.
Published: Jun 22, 2017 5:12:51 PM
A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.
Published: Jun 20, 2017 10:19:44 AM
A new UCL and University of Nottingham study has found that most neurons in the brain’s auditory cortex detect where a sound is coming from relative to the head, but some are tuned to a sound source’s actual position in the world.
Published: Jun 16, 2017 10:58:05 AM
UCL has maintained 7th place in the QS World University Rankings for the third year in a row when most other UK universities continue to fall.
Published: Jun 9, 2017 5:11:33 PM
The first blood test that can predict the onset and progression of Huntington’s disease has been identified by a UCL-led study.
Published: Jun 8, 2017 10:13:21 AM
A dose of the drug simvastatin results in cognitive improvement in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), according to UCL research published in the Lancet Neurology.
Published: Jun 7, 2017 3:01:15 PM
A UCL-led study of over 12,000 young children in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7 had a significantly higher body mass (BMI) and fat mass (FMI) and were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV.
Published: Jun 2, 2017 1:55:58 PM
Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn’t improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological Medicine.
Published: May 31, 2017 4:55:22 PM
Scientists have discovered how certain forms of motor neuron disease begin and progress at cellular and molecular levels, revealing potential new ways to slow down or even stop this process. The team are already working closely with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new treatments for motor neuron disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Published: May 31, 2017 10:03:00 AM
Alcohol, drug, and violence related injuries in adolescence carry similar risk of later suicide as self-harm
Adolescents who are admitted to hospital for alcohol, drug, or violence related injuries are at a similar risk of suicide 10 years later than those who have self-harmed, according to a study using data from 1 million adolescents in the UK, published in The Lancet.
Published: May 29, 2017 12:58:55 PM
The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales – an increase of 25% from 2015 (equivalent to an additional 560,000 people) over a decade, according to a study involving Professor Eric Brunner (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health), published today in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Published: May 24, 2017 7:31:32 AM
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