Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world - raising the risk of global extinction - due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL.
Published: Sep 21, 2018 12:06:50 PM
Leading AI company DeepMind is establishing a Professorship of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at UCL - where two of its co-founders, Demis Hassabis and Shane Legg, were students.
Published: Sep 20, 2018 11:37:55 AM
Researchers at UCL will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK.
Published: Sep 17, 2018 5:10:41 PM
A simple blood test can detect the earliest changes caused by Huntington’s disease, even before scans can pick up any signs in the brain, a new UCL-led study has found.
Published: Sep 13, 2018 8:47:12 AM
The biggest ever trial for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) in the UK has begun under UCL research leadership.
Published: Sep 12, 2018 1:11:19 PM
The brains of professional beatboxers and guitarists respond to music differently when compared to each other and non-musicians, finds a new UCL-led study.
Published: Sep 7, 2018 5:18:39 PM
One in seven operations in UK hospitals are cancelled on the day of surgery, a new study led by the UCL Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Published: Sep 7, 2018 1:11:52 PM
NHS England’s announcement that children and young people with leukaemia will receive a ‘revolutionary’ treatment has been welcomed by the UCL Cancer Institute, which has helped develop the therapy.
Published: Sep 7, 2018 12:06:53 PM
UCL particle physicists are celebrating that the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has – at long last – observed the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom (b) quarks.
Published: Aug 31, 2018 9:35:07 AM
Electrons have been successfully accelerated at CERN using a wave generated by protons zipping through plasma, report UCL scientists as part of the AWAKE collaboration.
Published: Aug 29, 2018 6:06:42 PM
UCL scientists are taking part in what could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition ever planned when RV Polarstern is deliberately lodged into sea ice to drift past the North Pole.
Published: Aug 29, 2018 2:26:23 PM
The arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even very occasionally, are already beginning to stiffen by age 17, according to UCL research.
Published: Aug 29, 2018 10:14:22 AM
Babies who show lower levels of brain activity in response to social stimuli such as peek-a-boo are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research involving UCL.
Published: Aug 23, 2018 3:54:23 PM
Turning up the thermostat may help manage hypertension, finds a new UCL study into the link between indoor temperatures and high blood pressure.
Published: Aug 23, 2018 11:13:31 AM
The pressures that come with being a self-employed courier or taxi driver may significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision, a new report by UCL finds.
Published: Aug 20, 2018 9:33:33 AM
Wasps might not be the nation’s favourite insects but are some of the most important so UCL and University of Gloucestershire scientists are again asking for the public’s help to find out more about these misunderstood creatures.
Published: Aug 14, 2018 12:03:34 PM
An artificial intelligence (AI) system, which can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as experts has been developed by UCL, DeepMind Health and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Aug 13, 2018 5:52:23 PM
Rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths, according to a major new study led by UCL, the University of Liverpool, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi.
Published: Aug 13, 2018 10:40:30 AM
Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.
Published: Aug 9, 2018 4:45:01 PM
People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia.
Published: Aug 9, 2018 4:11:21 PM
Researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham have mapped the brain’s language area in the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet.
Published: Aug 8, 2018 4:55:23 PM
Rates of dementia diagnosis are higher among black ethnic groups compared to white and Asian groups in the UK, a new UCL-led study has found.
Published: Aug 8, 2018 11:10:42 AM
Feeling stressed or anxious makes people more able to process and internalise bad news, finds a new UCL-led study.
Published: Aug 7, 2018 2:04:00 PM
People who abstain from alcohol or consume more than 14 units a week during middle age are at increased risk of developing dementia, finds a study co-led by UCL.
Published: Aug 2, 2018 12:44:54 PM
Men on effective HIV treatment, where the virus is reduced to undetectable levels are sexually non-infectious, finds an eight-year study led by UCL and the University of Copenhagen.
Published: Jul 24, 2018 11:44:56 AM