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
The rate at which our planet is warming has been found to be a critical factor in explaining the decline of bird and mammal species, reveals new research by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).
Published: Jul 23, 2018 5:47:49 PM
80% of young women were found to have a mental health disorder and 55% had two or more mental health disorders four to five months after sexual assault, according to a study led by UCL and The Havens, London’s specialist sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Jul 23, 2018 11:38:57 AM
An independent inquiry led by Nuffield Council on Bioethics, involving UCL, has concluded that editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a future person (‘heritable genome editing’) could be “morally permissible”.
Published: Jul 23, 2018 10:38:26 AM
Groundwater pumped from the depths of the coastal Bengal Basin supporting more than 80 million people is largely secure from contamination, according to new research by UCL and the British Geological Survey.
Published: Jul 19, 2018 4:11:29 PM
A modified form of botulinum toxin gives long-lasting pain relief in mice without adverse effects and, in time, could replace opioid drugs as a safe and effective way of treating chronic pain, according to research by UCL, the University of Sheffield and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Published: Jul 18, 2018 7:07:33 PM
A fatal neurodegenerative condition known as Gaucher disease can be prevented in mice following fetal gene therapy, finds a new study led by UCL, the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Health System in Singapore.
Published: Jul 17, 2018 11:09:20 AM
UCL secures 5th place among more than 240 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 published today.
Published: Jul 12, 2018 5:18:21 PM
Our African ancestors were diverse in form and culture, and scattered across the entire continent, finds a team led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Published: Jul 11, 2018 5:42:31 PM
Professor Jennifer Thomas, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Hiranya Peiris have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics.
Published: Jul 11, 2018 9:51:59 AM
Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumours may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects, a report co-led by UCL has found.
Published: Jul 6, 2018 12:47:05 PM
A targeted ‘risk-based’ breast screening programme could do ‘more good than harm’, reduce overdiagnosis, and be run at an affordable cost to the NHS, a UCL-led study found.
Published: Jul 6, 2018 11:50:37 AM
To celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, researchers and clinicians from across UCL have spoken about what the NHS means to them and how their work impacts the nation’s health.
Published: Jul 5, 2018 1:17:30 PM
Three UCL spin-out companies focused on delivering advanced therapeutics to treat a range of diseases received a substantial amount of investment following two initial public offerings worth £177 million ($235 million) combined and one Series B funding round of £88 million in June.
Published: Jul 5, 2018 9:58:19 AM
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy, according to a new ‘state of the nation’ report by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Published: Jul 3, 2018 10:36:42 AM
UCL spin-out Matrix Mill Ltd, a company specialising in applying artificial intelligence and machine vision research to solve industry problems, has been acquired by Niantic Labs Inc., an augmented reality (AR) technology company famous for the mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go.
Published: Jun 29, 2018 4:48:40 PM