13 January 2017: Mapping movements of alien bird species
The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species. More...
11 January 2017: Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age
The main changes in our brains as we get older are in the brain cells with a supporting role, called glial cells, British scientists have found. More...
11 January 2017: Launch of the PHAGO project to explore a new approach for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease
On 1st November 2016 the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) together with an association of industrial partners came together to support PHAGO, an innovative research project devoted to the development of immunomodulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). More...
10 January 2017: High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies
Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to a UCL-led team of researchers. More...
6 January 2017: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2017
Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year Honours list. More...
6 January 2017: UCL health collaborations in low and middle-income countries win Research Councils funding
5 January 2017: Professor Miranda Wolpert honoured with MBE for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare
21 December 2016: Sex cells evolved to pass on quality mitochondria
20 December 2016: Gene discovery helps children with movement disorder walk again
20 December 2016: Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer
15 December 2016: Risk avoidance in older adults is related to brain anatomy, not age
14 December 2016: New £250m UK Dementia Research Institute to be led from UCL
8 December 2016: Glaucoma drug may have potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease
8 December 2016: Mother-child HIV transmission at all time low in UK and Ireland
7 December 2016: Wellcome invests £24.1M in Research Centres at UCL
5 December 2016: Women with dementia receive less medical attention
2 December 2016: Worrying denial of invasive species threat
1 December 2016: HIV patients showing signs of multidrug resistance in Africa
28 November 2016: Cannabis review from Division of Psychiatry published in Nature
25 November 2016: Prize awarded to Faculty Dean for research achievements
25 November 2016: UCL researchers receive prestigious grant for schizophrenia research
22 November 2016: UCL neuroscientists are the 'most influential in the modern era'
16 November 2016: Conservation lessons from Pokémon GO