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Strong ‘electric wind’ strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:04:55 PM

Diabetic macular oedema

Heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness. More...

Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM

Our plan is certainly ambitious but UCL is not ‘under strain’

The letter below was submitted to the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that UCL was under financial strain. It was printed on 14 June 2016.

Published: Jun 14, 2016 12:22:00 PM

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Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers. More...

Published: Jun 13, 2016 10:37:53 AM

Image showing damage caused by uveitis in the untreated mouse eye (left) and the treated eye (right)

Cancer drugs could target autoimmune diseases

Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London. More...

Published: Jun 10, 2016 4:18:28 PM

Great Brain Experiment trials

Declining dopamine may explain why older people take fewer risks

Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome. More...

Published: Jun 3, 2016 10:04:12 AM