Populations & Lifelong Health News
UCL has agreed a £280 million loan with the European Investment Bank to develop its Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses, the largest sum ever lent by the bank to a university.
Published: Apr 28, 2016 9:03:28 AM
Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain.
Published: Apr 26, 2016 10:01:11 AM
The surface of
Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented
detail by UCL scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching
Published: Apr 26, 2016 6:50:06 AM
Safer precision radiotherapies that will be able to cure more cancers with fewer side-effects will be available within five years under ambitious new plans for research and treatment at the UCL Cancer Institute and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Apr 22, 2016 9:36:29 AM
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:20:47 AM
The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder, finds a new study co-authored by UCL researchers. The results are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:11:40 AM
Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new UCL study in rats.
Published: Apr 18, 2016 4:07:22 PM
The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico – a country which harbours many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of extinction and habitat loss.
Published: Apr 14, 2016 9:46:10 AM
The rise of personal genetic testing and growth of international DNA databases could put an end to anonymous sperm and egg donation as donor-conceived individuals may unintentionally discover biological relatives, according to UCL researchers.
Published: Apr 13, 2016 4:25:05 PM
Fruit flies live 16% longer than average when given low
doses of the mood stabiliser lithium, according to a UCL-led study.
Published: Apr 7, 2016 5:01:58 PM
UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.
Published: Apr 6, 2016 10:31:56 AM
A drug currently being trialled in cancer patients could also be used to treat an often incurable condition that can cause painful blood vessel overgrowths inside the skin, finds new research in mice led by UCL, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona.
Published: Mar 31, 2016 12:48:52 PM
Knowing that there is a small chance of getting a painful electric shock can lead to significantly more stress than knowing that you will definitely be shocked, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Published: Mar 29, 2016 11:40:07 AM
A new drug to treat the muscle wasting disease inclusion body myositis (IBM) reverses key symptoms in mice and is safe and well-tolerated in patients, finds a new study led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases at UCL and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Published: Mar 24, 2016 9:19:13 AM
Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s intense ‘Northern Lights’ by generating a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than normal and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s aurora borealis, finds new UCL-led research using NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
Published: Mar 23, 2016 9:27:05 AM