Populations & Lifelong Health

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Origin of polar auroras revealed

Researchers from UCL, University of Southampton and Cambridge University together with ESA and NASA have uncovered the origin of a colourful display in the night sky called ‘theta aurora’, explaining for the first time how auroras at high-latitudes form. More...

Published: Dec 19, 2014 2:32:56 PM

Older person

Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body


Published: Dec 19, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Homing signal in the brain

Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators


Published: Dec 18, 2014 5:40:00 PM

UCL number 1 REF

UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014


Published: Dec 18, 2014 12:00:07 AM

Snow White

Main characters more likely to die in kids' cartoons than in films for adults


Published: Dec 17, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Older person

Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people


Published: Dec 16, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Education fair in Egypt

Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children


Published: Dec 15, 2014 9:40:00 AM

UCL research mouse

UCL launches dedicated animal research information website

UCL has today launched a new public information website on animal research, describing how and why animals are used across the university. More...

Published: Dec 11, 2014 10:58:06 AM


Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines


Published: Dec 10, 2014 9:40:00 AM


£14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa

A partnership involving UCL has been awarded £14M to accelerate access to simple self-tests in African countries. Self-testing for HIV using rapid diagnostic kits is becoming increasingly widely used, allowing high-risk people to test their own HIV status in private. More...

Published: Dec 4, 2014 12:46:00 PM

George Orwell press photo

Discovery of ‘drunk and incapable’ arrest record shows Orwell’s ‘honesty’

A court record unearthed in a London archive detailing George Orwell's 1931 conviction for being ‘drunk and incapable’ confirms his account of the incident, lending foundation to the lore surrounding Orwell’s truthfulness as a writer. More...

Published: Dec 4, 2014 11:05:29 AM

Richard III skull

UCL professors use probabilities to persuade doubters skeleton is King Richard III

Two UCL professors led a key part of the new analysis of ‘Skeleton 1’; which was discovered in a Leicester car park in 2012 on the site of the Grey Friars friary, the last known resting place of King Richard III. They used probability calculations to combine several different lines of evidence, producing an overall weight-of-evidence for the skeleton being that of King Richard III. Their work forms part of a research study led by Dr Turi King at the University of Leicester and published in Nature Communications. More...

Published: Dec 3, 2014 9:37:54 AM

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site in East London

UCL has announced a second campus – UCL East – on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

UCL is to build a new second campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to form part of a wider Education and Cultural Quarter following the government's announcement of £141m in support of the project. More...

Published: Dec 2, 2014 10:34:49 AM

Eve Appeal

Family history screening misses people at high risk of cancer

UCL research into the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population show that only assessing family history misses half of the people with the mutation. More...

Published: Dec 1, 2014 12:46:00 PM

UCL Quad

UCL to pay all interns at London Living Wage rate

All UCL interns are to be paid at the rate of the London Living Wage (LLW) with effect from today (1 December), under UCL’s updated Internships, Work Experience and Volunteering Policy. More...

Published: Dec 1, 2014 11:33:39 AM