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
UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.
Published: Jan 16, 2018 5:25:20 PM
Statins are safe for children living with genetically high cholesterol, according to new research from UCL, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
Published: Jan 16, 2018 9:56:53 AM
A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College London.
Published: Jan 12, 2018 2:34:56 PM
A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network.
Published: Jan 11, 2018 12:41:33 PM
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy.
Published: Jan 10, 2018 7:01:19 PM
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.
Published: Jan 10, 2018 9:53:40 AM
Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Jan 8, 2018 4:26:59 PM
Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University.
Published: Jan 8, 2018 4:20:25 PM
Following a Mediterranean diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts may reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals, according to a UCL-led study.
Published: Jan 8, 2018 9:36:24 AM
UCL research captured the public’s imagination last year with six papers featuring in the Altmetric Top 100 of 2.2 million research outputs tracked in 2017.
Published: Jan 4, 2018 2:37:00 PM
UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon have together been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of 400 miles and above.
Published: Jan 3, 2018 9:39:39 AM
Four UCL academics and five alumni have been awarded honours in the New Year’s Honours including a knighthood and a dame.
Published: Jan 2, 2018 1:03:21 PM
A new marker that could be used to diagnose fatal breast cancer up to one year ahead of current methods has been identified in a study led by UCL.
Published: Dec 22, 2017 8:32:42 AM
Physical fitness is associated with better cognitive performance in older adults with dementia, according to a new study from UCL.
Published: Dec 21, 2017 10:00:31 AM
Six-year-old children and chimpanzees derive pleasure from watching others being punished for antisocial behaviour and are prepared to pay to see it, according to new UCL research.
Published: Dec 20, 2017 9:58:19 AM
Over one-third of people aged over 75 show evidence of having severe chronic kidney disease, according to research from UCL published in the latest NHS Digital Health Survey for England. By comparison, only 5 per cent of adults of that age reported that they had been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease by a doctor.
Published: Dec 14, 2017 5:44:00 PM
Social stress factors such as loneliness and being unemployed, in addition to conventional risks such as smoking and high blood pressure, are associated with higher risks of developing heart disease, according to a new UCL-led study.
Published: Dec 8, 2017 3:53:50 PM
A UCL-led interdisciplinary research consortium, i-sense 'IRC Next Steps', has been allocated more than £3.8m in government funding for pioneering developments of agile early warning sensing systems for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.
Published: Dec 7, 2017 4:54:00 PM
Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.
Published: Dec 7, 2017 7:59:49 AM
Two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5% of its current age, have been identified by an international team involving UCL scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Published: Dec 6, 2017 6:25:49 PM
Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.
Published: Dec 5, 2017 9:23:44 AM