Populations & Lifelong Health News
The ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedical research have announced their animal research statistics, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2015.
Published: Oct 27, 2016 11:09:41 AM
The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by UCL scientists.
Published: Oct 26, 2016 10:35:19 AM
Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.
Published: Oct 25, 2016 4:03:55 PM
A new study from UCL researchers finds that subtle, unconscious increases in arousal – indicated by a faster heartbeat and dilated pupils – shape our confidence for visual experiences.
Published: Oct 25, 2016 10:16:35 AM
A UCL lecture will be live-streamed around the world today on the Periscope platform, in the first partnership of its kind with a UK university.
Published: Oct 24, 2016 10:42:48 AM
The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania.
Published: Oct 24, 2016 7:29:43 AM
‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. It explores the myriad elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes.
Published: Oct 19, 2016 11:21:42 AM
Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL.
Published: Oct 18, 2016 11:57:34 AM
Toddlers’ fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL.
Published: Oct 14, 2016 9:57:14 AM
A new spin-out company Achilles Therapeutics has been launched to develop immunotherapies for cancer, based on the work of scientists from UCL and its associated hospitals.
Published: Oct 5, 2016 4:43:56 PM
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