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late cretaceous dinosaurs

Our ancestors evolved faster after dinosaur extinction

Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to UCL researchers. More...

Published: Jun 29, 2016 7:35:37 AM


Strong ‘electric wind’ strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:04:55 PM

Diabetic macular oedema

Heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness. More...

Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM


New equation reveals how other people’s fortunes affect our happiness

A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome. More...

Published: Jun 14, 2016 11:58:05 AM

lassa virus

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers. More...

Published: Jun 13, 2016 10:37:53 AM

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