Populations & Lifelong Health News
UCL and the UK government launched today the UK-China Infrastructure Academy, a major new initiative to help train Chinese companies and officials on investment processes in the UK and to encourage greater Chinese investment in UK infrastructure projects.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 1:08:51 PM
Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 11:55:26 AM
A new battlefront is opening in science denialism and this time the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world’s rarest species and most unique ecosystems, say a team involving UCL scientists.
Published: Dec 2, 2016 1:03:39 PM
Significant numbers of patients whose HIV strains developed resistance to older generation drugs are also resistant to modern drugs, finds a new study led by UCL and funded by Wellcome.
Published: Dec 1, 2016 10:21:57 AM
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future applications.
Published: Nov 21, 2016 5:48:14 PM
UCL researchers are leading an initiative with The Lancet to address the global health implications of climate change, launching this week in conjunction with today’s 2016 UCL Lancet Lecture.
Published: Nov 16, 2016 4:45:18 PM
The popular smartphone game, Pokémon GO, sets a benchmark for new conservation-focused augmented reality games and could be adapted to benefit environmental conservation, according to new research involving UCL scientists.
Published: Nov 16, 2016 3:14:39 PM
The majority of updates to mobile apps don’t have a significant impact on user ratings, suggesting developers might release updates too frequently, according to a new study by UCL researchers.
Published: Nov 16, 2016 10:20:55 AM
Treating bees with light therapy can counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and improve survival rates of poisoned bees, finds a new UCL study.
Published: Nov 16, 2016 10:14:59 AM
Many pain-sensing nerves in the body are thought to respond to all types of ‘painful events’, but new UCL research in mice reveals that in fact most are specialised to respond to specific types such as heat, cold or mechanical pain.
Published: Nov 14, 2016 11:14:30 AM
Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Nov 11, 2016 10:26:07 AM
Body clock function can break down when light and temperature levels throughout the day are out of sync, finds new UCL research in fruit flies.
Published: Nov 10, 2016 2:25:51 PM
Blood vessels play a vital role in stem cell reproduction, enabling the brain to grow and develop in the womb, reveals new UCL research in mice.
Published: Nov 8, 2016 6:02:16 PM
Older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills including non-verbal reasoning more effectively than younger people, finds new UCL research.
Published: Nov 7, 2016 12:53:39 PM
Three square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappears for every tonne of carbon dioxide a person emits, wherever they are on the planet, according to new UCL research.
Published: Nov 3, 2016 6:24:22 PM