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Stars formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang

Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light years away formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang, finds a team of international astronomers led by groups at UCL and Osaka Sangyo University in Japan.

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Did leprosy originate in Europe?

The largest study to-date on the DNA of ancient leprosy has revealed more strains of the debilitating disease were present in Medieval Europe, than previously thought.

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Artist creates paint pigments from coal mine sludge

 An innovative UCL artist has hit a rich seam of life in old coal mine water and created five new commercial fine art paint colours, which will be launched at a ground-breaking exhibition this month (April).

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Gaia's 3D census of over one billion stars in our Milky Way

The positions and distances of over one billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy have been released by the European Space Agency Gaia mission involving UCL researchers, creating the first 3D census of our home galaxy and opening a new window on the Universe.

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Hospitals often missing dementia despite prior diagnosis

Hospitals in the UK are increasingly likely to recognise that a patient has dementia after they’ve been admitted for a different reason, finds a new UCL-led study, but it is still only recognised in under two-thirds of people.

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UCL professor awarded 2018 Leontief Prize

UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

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How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

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Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring

Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

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Reducing shipping industry's carbon emissions is 'major progress' 

Low carbon shipping expert, Dr Tristan Smith, (UCL Energy Institute), has welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, calling the proposals ‘major progress’.   

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Does age at menopause affect memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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