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
Five modifiable risk factors present in a person’s 50s that could indicate whether or not they will be fit and healthy into retirement and beyond have been uncovered by UCL scientists.
Published: Jun 28, 2018 1:06:21 PM
As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, UCL researchers are helping to assess how new technologies including genomics, artificial intelligence and bionanotechnology, will shape the future of healthcare in the UK for decades to come.
Published: Jun 28, 2018 10:35:30 AM
Good administration is one of the most important factors in cancer patients’ overall experience of care, according to a new study by UCL and the University of Exeter.
Published: Jun 22, 2018 2:03:16 PM
Significantly high levels of oral disease found among GB’s elite athletes is leading to poorer on-field performance, research by UCL’s Eastman Dental Institute has concluded.
Published: Jun 22, 2018 10:00:30 AM
Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates, according to a study by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).
Published: Jun 21, 2018 7:23:48 PM
Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) has been awarded The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology and Industry by the British Science Association (BSA) as part of its prestigious Award Lectures for 2018.
Published: Jun 20, 2018 4:06:11 PM
Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles being significantly more affected than birds and mammals, a new report by UCL finds.
Published: Jun 20, 2018 11:45:28 AM
The tendency for children to eat more or less when stressed and upset is mainly influenced by the home environment and not by genes, according to a new UCL-led study.
Published: Jun 19, 2018 8:48:23 AM
People with type 2 diabetes are 32% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes, finds a new study by UCL, University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London researchers.
Published: Jun 14, 2018 11:04:46 AM
People aged 50 whose blood pressure is higher than normal, but is still below the threshold commonly used when treating the condition, are at increased risk of developing dementia, a new study co-led by UCL has found.
Published: Jun 13, 2018 12:49:48 PM
More than a third of women report feeling out of control over the amount they eat during pregnancy, according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Jun 5, 2018 10:45:44 AM
UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, has been appointed as a member of the board of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) alongside Professor Karen Maex from the University of Amsterdam.
Published: May 21, 2018 4:31:23 PM
The cell types underlying schizophrenia have been identified in a genetic study that looked for commonalities among the different genes already linked to the condition, find researchers at UCL, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and University of North Carolina (USA).
Published: May 21, 2018 4:30:09 PM