‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. It explores the myriad elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes. More...
Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL. More...
17 October 2016: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre wins building award
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL (SWC) has been named Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) 2016. More...
14 October 2016: Toddlers’ food fussiness is heavily influenced by genes
Toddlers’ fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL. More...
13 October 2016: Scientists discover how we sense 'stiffness'
Every day, people use their hands effortlessly to assess an object's stiffness, like the ripeness of a piece of fruit. For the first time an international team of scientists led by UCL, have discovered the area in the brain where stiffness perception is formed. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could aid rehabilitation in patients with sensory impairments. More...
10 October 2016: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre appoints new Director
6 October 2016: New research sheds light on role of HPV in head and neck cancers
5 October 2016: UCL’s innovative retail coalition celebrates first anniversary
28 September 2016: Garden ponds may help spread lethal frog disease
22 September 2016: Addressing health inequalities in Thailand: UCL and HRH Princess Chulabhorn
15 September 2016: UCL launches £600m philanthropy campaign
14 September 2016: UCL receives largest share of NHS research funding
14 September 2016: E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015
14 September 2016: Vice-Provost (Research) to chair new Forum for Responsible Metrics
12 September 2016: Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer
9 September 2016: Paving the way for new treatments to combat bacterial infections
2 September 2016: Cannabis reduces short-term motivation to work for money
1 September 2016: Key mechanism behind brain connectivity and memory revealed
1 September 2016: Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building
30 August 2016: Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia
24 August 2016: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation collaborates with Cell Medica to develop products to fight cancer
18 August 2016: Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear
17 August 2016: UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place