Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 20, 2018 2:22:21 PM
Inspired by biological filters, scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Yale University have designed and built a nanometre-sized pore that helps us to better understand the complex way by which cells transport genetic material and viruses.
Published: Feb 19, 2018 2:18:53 PM
A UCL-led research team has identified the pattern of brain tissue loss in multiple sclerosis, enabling improved prediction of disability progression.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 2:16:47 PM
New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 9:52:15 AM
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 7:04:22 AM
A UK wide research network for osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer primarily affecting teenagers and young adults, is to be set up by UCL thanks to a generous gift of £1m from The Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 4:54:00 PM
Cancer Research UK is planning to invest nearly £9m over the next five years into research at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 2:53:37 PM
Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 2:01:00 PM
Cells that form facial features need surrounding embryonic tissues to stiffen so they can move and develop, according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 14, 2018 8:33:20 PM
Severe nerve damage has been successfully repaired in the laboratory using a new living artificial nerve tissue developed by UCL, ReNeuron and Sartorius Stedim Biotech.
Published: Feb 13, 2018 10:23:42 AM
The prescription of opioid drugs by GPs in England is steadily rising, especially in more deprived communities, even though they can cause complications and adverse effects and have not been proven to work for chronic pain, finds a new study led by UCL and UCLH.
Published: Feb 13, 2018 8:32:39 AM
Looking at someone's lips is good for listening in noisy environments because it helps our brains amplify the sounds we’re hearing in time with what we're seeing, finds a new UCL-led study.
Published: Feb 12, 2018 1:05:46 PM
UCL has been chosen as a foundation partner of the new national institute Health Data Research (HDR) UK.
Published: Feb 7, 2018 11:42:47 AM
The face of ‘Cheddar Man’, Britain’s oldest nearly complete skeleton at 10,000 years old, is revealed for the first time and with unprecedented accuracy by UCL and Natural History Museum researchers.
Published: Feb 7, 2018 6:52:42 AM
Up to 16% of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult to predict, according to new research involving UCL.
Published: Feb 6, 2018 9:41:11 AM
Cancer Research UK has launched an international study involving UCL research to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk.
Published: Feb 6, 2018 9:33:38 AM
A UCL-led team has developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer's disease symptoms develop, set out in a new paper published in The Lancet Neurology.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 1:17:39 PM
Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 10:23:10 AM
A blueprint to cut UK electricity prices to bring them into line with competitor countries such as Germany and France as we move to low-carbon power generation has been proposed by UCL researchers.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 7:31:13 AM
A new European Space Agency (ESA) mission concept to help reduce the global risk of damage caused by space weather will be worked on by teams from across the UK with UCL playing a pivotal role in developing instruments on board the spacecraft.
Published: Feb 2, 2018 4:37:26 PM
Adolescents who have experienced some form of racism between the ages of 11 and 23 are more likely to take up smoking than those who have not, according to a new study led by King’s College London involving UCL.
Published: Jan 25, 2018 4:14:56 PM
A synthetic ‘virus’ that kills bacteria on first contact has been developed by UCL and National Physical Laboratory researchers (NPL).
Published: Jan 24, 2018 10:50:47 AM
Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Published: Jan 22, 2018 10:27:08 AM
A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a UCL and Birkbeck-led study suggests.
Published: Jan 22, 2018 10:14:46 AM
Huge rises in the cost of private schooling in the UK in recent decades have had little impact on the number of parents choosing the sector for their children, according to a new analysis from UCL.
Published: Jan 17, 2018 11:29:27 AM