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30 May 2012: Iconic New Zealand reptile shows chewing is not just for mammals

The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet – challenging the widespread perception that complex chewing ability is closely linked to high metabolism. More...

30 May 2012: Better urban planning is essential to improve health

The proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that contribute to population health in a city environment.
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28 May 2012: Variations of a single gene can result in too much or too little growth

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction. Different forms of the gene can lead to very different conditions, according to research published in the journal Nature Genetics. More...

24 May 2012: RCPCH review, led by Professor Ruth Gilbert, to be the most comprehensive of its kind

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health review, led by Professor Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, will be the most comprehensive of its kind. More...

18 May 2012: UCL News Podcast (18/05/12) - One Day in the City

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

17 May 2012: Greater awareness needed of rare disease cluster to aid earlier diagnosis

World experts gather at first international cilia scientific conference in London, 16-18 May More...

17 May 2012: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction. More...

16 May 2012: Butterfly genome reveals a promiscuous past

An international collaborative study to map the genome of a South American butterfly has identified the secret behind its mimetic nature. More...

15 May 2012: Minister for Universities and Science, launches Imanova, a new public-private research centre for imaging science

Imanova, a new state-of-the-art imaging centre co-owned by the Medical Research Council and three of London’s leading universities, has been formally launched at a showcase event attended by representatives from the founding organisations and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science. More...

11 May 2012: Research reveals association between red hair gene and rare birthmarks

Research carried out at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital has identified that the gene causing red hair - melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) - is more common in children with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN), a rare form of birthmark. More...

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