25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...
20 February 2015: Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award
People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. More...
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More...
3 February 2015: New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
A new way to process fibre optic signals has been demonstrated by UCL researchers, which could double the distance at which data travels error-free through transoceanic sub-marine cables. More...
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
7 January 2015: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2015
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
27 November 2014: Professor David Lomas appointed as new UCL Vice-Provost (Health)
25 November 2014: UCL and the Institute of Education confirm merger
21 November 2014: Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees
21 October 2014: UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision
24 September 2014: Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
17 September 2014: Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids
16 September 2014: UCL in top 5 worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings
16 September 2014: Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
11 September 2014: UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2014
11 September 2014: ‘Fat shaming’ doesn’t encourage weight loss