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Syracosphaera azureaplaneta

New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series

A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta, has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough. More...

Published: Apr 17, 2018 2:13:09 PM

Drosophila fly

How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?

Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study. More...

Published: Apr 17, 2018 1:03:33 PM

Varicella zoster virus

Discovery explains how the chickenpox and shingles virus remains dormant

A research team led by UCL and Erasmus University has found a missing piece to the puzzle of why the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles can remain dormant for decades in human cells. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2018 2:21:25 PM

Kidney tumor

‘Killer’ kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution

Kidney cancer follows multiple distinct evolutionary paths, finds new research by a team involving UCL.  More...

Published: Apr 12, 2018 6:10:53 PM


Atlantic circulation that helps warm UK is at its weakest for over 1500 years

 North Atlantic circulation is weaker today than it has been for over a thousand years, and leading climate change models could be overestimating its stability, according to a team of scientists led by UCL and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US. More...

Published: Apr 12, 2018 10:23:14 AM

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