Populations & Lifelong Health News
A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.
Published: May 19, 2017 11:01:41 AM
The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.
Published: May 15, 2017 10:22:02 AM
Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.
Published: May 4, 2017 5:32:57 PM
The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study.
Published: May 2, 2017 10:19:16 AM
UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today.
Published: Apr 26, 2017 10:27:50 AM
How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety.
Published: Apr 25, 2017 10:19:53 AM
The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM
The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:02:48 PM
Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Apr 12, 2017 10:42:30 AM
The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right.
Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:46:01 AM
Multiple artificial intelligence (AI) agents have learned to work together to play StarCraft, a science fiction combat video game, by using two-way communication according to a team from UCL and Alibaba Group.
Published: Apr 10, 2017 10:49:08 AM
The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of Zurich.
Published: Apr 4, 2017 2:39:27 PM
The most common reasons given for the breakdown of marriages or live-in partnerships in Britain are communication problems and growing apart, according to analysis by UCL researchers of the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
Published: Mar 24, 2017 2:30:52 PM
An independent special inquiry to establish the full facts of UCL’s regenerative medicine research and UCL’s relationship to Paolo Macchiarini and the Karolinska Institute has now been formally constituted.
Published: Mar 23, 2017 12:43:00 PM
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research.
Published: Mar 21, 2017 4:30:41 PM