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Quality not quantity greatest threat to key groundwater source

The greatest threat to sustainable groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin is contamination and not depletion, according to a study co-authored by UCL researchers and published this week in Nature Geoscience. More...

Published: Aug 30, 2016 4:40:03 PM

Pipetting genetic samples

Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia. More...

Published: Aug 30, 2016 3:34:22 PM

Aram Dorsum

Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, according to UCL-led research. More...

Published: Aug 24, 2016 12:06:51 PM

BERT Robot

People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones

Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led study suggests. More...

Published: Aug 22, 2016 11:33:08 AM


Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.  More...

Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:41:40 AM

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