Populations & Lifelong Health News
Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.
Published: Apr 19, 2018 11:47:57 AM
UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Published: Apr 18, 2018 2:57:45 PM
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta, has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Published: Apr 17, 2018 2:13:09 PM
Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.
Published: Apr 17, 2018 1:03:33 PM
Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Apr 17, 2018 9:20:19 AM
Low carbon shipping expert, Dr Tristan Smith, (UCL Energy Institute), has welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, calling the proposals ‘major progress’.
Published: Apr 13, 2018 5:57:24 PM
Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
Published: Apr 12, 2018 10:24:31 AM
North Atlantic circulation is weaker today than it has been for over a thousand years, and leading climate change models could be overestimating its stability, according to a team of scientists led by UCL and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US.
Published: Apr 12, 2018 10:23:14 AM
The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced long-term support to Professor Paul Shearing from UCL Chemical Engineering as a global visionary to develop more efficient, safer, and cheaper battery technologies.
Published: Apr 10, 2018 1:16:42 PM
UCL academics will lead a five-year study of childhood arthritis and its linked eye inflammation called uveitis, with the aim of better understanding how to treat the complex condition.
Published: Mar 28, 2018 2:42:59 PM
A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People’s Hospital.
Published: Mar 26, 2018 2:49:22 PM
The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation (IFCF) has today fulfilled its pledge to donate a total of £10 million to support the development of the Hub of the new UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, a year ahead of schedule.
Published: Mar 26, 2018 10:49:08 AM
Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:18:08 PM
Research reveals the huge advantage rich families gain by using private tutors in the race for grammar school places.
Published: Mar 22, 2018 9:31:40 AM
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.
Published: Mar 21, 2018 6:43:17 PM