Populations & Lifelong Health News
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.
Published: Jul 21, 2016 9:38:52 AM
Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research.
Published: Jul 14, 2016 9:22:34 PM
The transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary farming 10,000 years ago occurred in multiple neighbouring but genetically distinct populations according to research by an international team including UCL.
Published: Jul 14, 2016 9:20:45 PM
Food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new UCL research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation.
Published: Jul 13, 2016 3:05:00 PM
The effects of family upbringing on people’s food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence, according to research carried out among a large group of older teenage twins by UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 4:16:28 PM
A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. Making up 95% of our universe, these substances have profound effects on the birth and lives of galaxies and stars and yet almost nothing is known about their physical nature.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 10:53:33 AM
Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to UCL researchers.
Published: Jun 29, 2016 7:35:37 AM
Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers.
Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:04:55 PM
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM
The letter below was submitted to the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that UCL was under financial strain. It was printed on 14 June 2016.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 12:22:00 PM
A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers.
Published: Jun 13, 2016 10:37:53 AM
Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jun 10, 2016 4:18:28 PM
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 3, 2016 10:04:12 AM
A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council.
Published: Jun 2, 2016 1:40:13 PM
For a number of years UCL has run a rent-guarantor scheme in which the university offers to stand as guarantor to students who move into private accommodation, effectively guaranteeing payment of rent. In the event of non-payment UCL becomes liable for any debts incurred.
Published: May 25, 2016 2:21:30 PM