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How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally

The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Published: Oct 17, 2018 7:58:17 PM

Creating virtual tumours to aid cancer drug delivery

A virtual modelling technique which can create highly detailed 3D models of individual cancerous tumours and simulate the delivery of drugs in order to predict their effectiveness has been designed by UCL scientists.

Published: Oct 11, 2018 9:14:08 AM

UCL academics play key role in IPCC report

Scientists at UCL have joined experts from across the globe in writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting global warming to 1.5C.

Published: Oct 8, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Lifetime achievement award for UCL cancer researcher

Leading UCL oncologist Professor Charlie Swanton has been honoured by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) with a prestigious award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements to lung cancer research.

Published: Sep 27, 2018 2:32:14 PM

Follow plant-rich diets to help prevent depression

A diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, plant-based food and fish, typical of a traditional Mediterranean diet, could help lower depression risk, according to new research from UCL.

Published: Sep 26, 2018 11:10:50 AM

Built-in sound amplifier helps male mosquitoes find females

The ears of male mosquitoes amplify the sound of an approaching female using a self-generated phantom tone that mimics the female’s wingbeats, which increases the ear’s acoustic input by a factor of up to 45,000, finds a new UCL-led study.

Published: Sep 25, 2018 12:28:32 PM

Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction

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

New DeepMind professorship at UCL to push frontiers of AI

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

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed

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