Populations & Lifelong Health News
Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fuelling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus, according to new research by scientists from UCL, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Queen Mary University of London.
Published: Sep 28, 2016 12:03:03 PM
UCL is proud to announce the establishment of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership in UCL History, with the support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.
Published: Sep 26, 2016 10:22:09 AM
Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which – the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) – was built and is managed by a UCL team.
Published: Sep 22, 2016 10:20:05 AM
The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred direction or spinning.
Published: Sep 22, 2016 9:39:01 AM
Children who enter reception with poor English language skills – whether it’s their first language or an additional language – are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in later years, finds a new study co-authored by UCL and Royal Holloway and funded by Wellcome.
Published: Sep 20, 2016 10:07:16 AM
As a leading research intensive university, UCL takes the integrity of its research and its research processes very seriously. Following recent events at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden relating to some aspects of regenerative medicine research, UCL’s Vice Provost (Research) has instigated a special inquiry in order to establish the nature and scope of regenerative medicine research at UCL and to establish the nature of UCL’s relationship with regenerative medicine research that may have taken place at the Karolinska Institute.
Published: Sep 16, 2016 1:43:59 PM
UCL is aiming to raise £600m for cutting-edge research, transformative capital projects and expanded student support in a new fundraising and engagement campaign, It’s All Academic – The Campaign for UCL, launched today in London.
Published: Sep 15, 2016 9:36:23 AM
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
For the first time, a team including UCL researchers has identified in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation. These fingerprint patterns may now enable doctors to identify which tumours have been caused by radiation, and investigate if they should be treated differently.
Published: Sep 12, 2016 3:13:46 PM
A team from Birkbeck, University of London and UCL has revealed new details of the structure of bacterial pili and how they interact with phages – viruses which can enter and kill bacteria.
Published: Sep 9, 2016 5:27:00 PM
A new £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, led by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), will see at least 5,000 young people on track towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020.
Published: Sep 7, 2016 11:57:03 AM
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