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New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates, according to a study by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London). More...

Published: Jun 21, 2018 7:23:48 PM

Dr Gemma Bale

Dr Gemma Bale recognised with British Science Association award

Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) has been awarded The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology and Industry by the British Science Association (BSA) as part of its prestigious Award Lectures for 2018. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2018 4:06:11 PM


Climate change to overtake land use as major threat to global biodiversity

Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles being significantly more affected than birds and mammals, a new report by UCL finds. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2018 11:45:28 AM

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Type 2 diabetes linked to higher rate of Parkinson’s

People with type 2 diabetes are 32% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes, finds a new study by UCL, University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London researchers. More...

Published: Jun 14, 2018 11:04:46 AM

Blood pressure reading

Moderately high blood pressure at 50 linked to higher dementia risk

People aged 50 whose blood pressure is higher than normal, but is still below the threshold commonly used when treating the condition, are at increased risk of developing dementia, a new study co-led by UCL has found. More...

Published: Jun 13, 2018 12:49:48 PM

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