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Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

People who are 'extraverted' and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new UCL research.

Published: Aug 23, 2017 5:07:39 PM

Help (and beer) needed for UK wasp survey

Wasps are widely hated but are useful predators, controlling garden pests and pollinating flowers. Now their abundance and diversity in the UK are being investigated by a team from UCL and the University of Gloucestershire.

Published: Aug 21, 2017 2:29:23 PM

Constitution Unit launches Independent Commission on Referendums

The UCL Constitution Unit today launches an Independent Commission on Referendums, bringing together a group of very senior figures to deliberate on the use and conduct of referendums in the UK. The Commission will meet over 8 months, take evidence, and produce a report and detailed recommendations in summer 2018.

Published: Aug 16, 2017 10:16:23 AM

Fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry

A remarkably complete fossil skull discovered in Kenya reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like, according to a new study involving UCL research.

Published: Aug 9, 2017 7:27:57 PM

Using glucose to fuel drug delivery to the brain

A new drug delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and tested by a UCL-led team of scientists.

Published: Aug 7, 2017 10:25:28 AM

Accurately measuring the dark universe

The theory that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos has been confirmed by extremely accurate measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration involving UCL scientists.

Published: Aug 3, 2017 4:11:55 PM

High sugar intake linked with poorer long-term mental health 

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of common mental disorders (such as anxiety and depression) after 5 years compared to those with low intakes, according to UCL research. The study also showed that having a mood disorder did not make people more inclined to eat foods with a high sugar content. 

Published: Jul 27, 2017 2:03:41 PM

Professor Graeme Reid to advise House of Lords inquiry

Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL) has been appointed Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee for its inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy.

Published: Jul 27, 2017 11:21:26 AM

Measuring distance with a single photo

Most cameras just record colour but now the 3D shapes of objects, captured through only a single lens, can be accurately estimated using new software developed by UCL computer scientists.

Published: Jul 26, 2017 10:41:09 AM

Low-cost drugs package saves lives of people starting HIV treatment late

Treating people who start HIV treatment late with a package of low-cost drugs to prevent serious infections saves three lives for every 100 people treated, according to the findings of a trial led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at UCL.

Published: Jul 20, 2017 10:37:26 AM

Gaze direction affects sensitivity to sounds

Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL study.

Published: Jul 5, 2017 11:16:16 AM

Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life

The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust and the London Wildlife Trust.

Published: Jun 29, 2017 6:43:31 AM

Sex differences important for medical research

The sex of animals frequently has an effect in biomedical research and therefore should be considered in scientific studies, according to UCL scientists.

Published: Jun 26, 2017 4:18:22 PM

UCL’s first satellite ‘UCLSat’ launched

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

Authenticity key to landing a new job

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

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified

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