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Luxury brands

Personality drives purchasing of luxury goods

People who are 'extraverted' and on low incomes buy more luxury goods than their introverted peers to compensate for the experience of low financial status, finds new UCL research. More...

Published: Aug 23, 2017 5:07:39 PM

Common wasp

Help (and beer) needed for UK wasp survey

Wasps are widely hated but are useful predators, controlling garden pests and pollinating flowers. Now their abundance and diversity in the UK are being investigated by a team from UCL and the University of Gloucestershire. More...

Published: Aug 21, 2017 2:29:23 PM

Independent Commission on Referendums

Constitution Unit launches Independent Commission on Referendums

The UCL Constitution Unit today launches an Independent Commission on Referendums, bringing together a group of very senior figures to deliberate on the use and conduct of referendums in the UK. The Commission will meet over 8 months, take evidence, and produce a report and detailed recommendations in summer 2018. More...

Published: Aug 16, 2017 10:16:23 AM

Alesi skull

Fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry

A remarkably complete fossil skull discovered in Kenya reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like, according to a new study involving UCL research. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2017 7:27:57 PM

blood brain barrier

Using glucose to fuel drug delivery to the brain

A new drug delivery system that autonomously navigates the body using its own glucose molecules has been developed and tested by a UCL-led team of scientists. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2017 10:25:28 AM

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Diabetes drug shows potential as disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease

A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may have disease-modifying potential to treat Parkinson’s disease, a new UCL-led study suggests, paving the way for further research to define its efficacy and safety. More...

Published: Aug 4, 2017 10:33:55 AM