Populations & Lifelong Health News
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
Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer
The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.
Published: May 24, 2016 10:17:00 AM
Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England’s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet.
Published: May 24, 2016 10:16:27 AM
Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study.
Published: May 19, 2016 11:17:48 AM
Injecting mice with a UCL-discovered bacterium can reduce stress and inflammation, preventing them from developing PTSD-like conditions, finds a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Published: May 17, 2016 11:40:00 AM
Approximately two children in each Year 1 class will
experience a clinically significant language disorder that impacts learning,
according to a UCL-led study on language impairment at school entry age.
Published: May 17, 2016 9:52:16 AM
The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law (‘CEL’) is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.
Published: May 11, 2016 10:15:12 AM
Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:58:00 AM