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
The world’s first functional oesophagus engineered from stem cells has been grown and successfully transplanted into mice, as part of a pioneering new study led by UCL.
Published: Oct 17, 2018 6:02:39 PM
A newly discovered role for the enzyme glutamine synthetase could have important implications for developing anti-cancer drugs according to a new UCL study.
Published: Oct 17, 2018 12:52:49 PM
The groundbreaking research carried out by the UCL Cancer Institute has been celebrated at a special Royal Society event, marking its 10 year anniversary.
Published: Oct 12, 2018 5:03:03 PM
The use of e-cigarettes among smokers has shifted from more affluent early adopters to being used more widely across all socioeconomic groups, according to new UCL research.
Published: Oct 11, 2018 2:22:15 PM
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
More young people are choosing not to drink alcohol, and many others are drinking less, according to a UCL research team.
Published: Oct 10, 2018 1:17:49 PM
The first clinical trial of novel approach to modifying the progression of Alzheimer's disease has opened in London, led by UCL researchers.
Published: Oct 9, 2018 3:59:00 PM
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
A healthy home environment could help offset children’s genetic susceptibilities to obesity, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Oct 8, 2018 12:31:28 PM
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
Researchers at UCL Cancer Institute have shown for the first time that immune cells found within the urine mirror those found in cancerous bladder tumours.
Published: Sep 26, 2018 3:33:50 PM
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
Economist Dr Zhifu Mi has been awarded the prestigious 2018 World Sustainability Award in recognition of his on-going research into the economics of climate change.
Published: Sep 25, 2018 1:29:02 PM
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 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