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Deep groundwater in coastal deltas resilient to contamination

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

Novel botulinum compound relieves chronic pain

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

Fetal gene therapy prevents fatal neurodegenerative disease

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

Our fractured African roots

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

Three UCL academics recognised with prestigious physics prizes

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

UCL celebrates 70 years of working with the NHS

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

£265 million investment in UCL spin-outs which could transform patient outcomes

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

UCL computer vision spin-out acquired by Niantic Inc.

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

Preparing the NHS for a digital future

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

New gibbon genus discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

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 recognised with British Science Association award

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

Emotional eating in childhood is learned at home

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

Type 2 diabetes linked to higher rate of Parkinson’s

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

Cell types underlying schizophrenia identified

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