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New cell movement process key to understanding and repairing facial malformations

The embryonic stem cells that form facial features, called neural crest cells, use an unexpected mechanism of moving from the back of the head to the front to populate the face, finds a new UCL-led study. More...

Published: Oct 19, 2018 7:08:32 AM

TB

How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally

The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2018 7:58:17 PM

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Unexpected role of enzyme may help develop anti-cancer drugs

A newly discovered role for the enzyme glutamine synthetase could have important implications for developing anti-cancer drugs according to a new UCL study. More...

Published: Oct 17, 2018 12:52:49 PM

Drought

Does climate vary more from century to century when it is warmer?

Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129-116 thousand years ago) compared to the current interglacial (the last 11,700 years), according to a new UCL-led study. More...

Published: Oct 12, 2018 4:10:07 PM

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More young people abstaining from alcohol, and others drinking less

More young people are choosing not to drink alcohol, and many others are drinking less, according to a UCL research team. More...

Published: Oct 10, 2018 1:17:49 PM


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