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Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives

Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.

Published: Apr 19, 2018 11:47:57 AM

Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring

Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

Published: Apr 17, 2018 9:20:19 AM

Does age at menopause affect memory?

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Published: Apr 12, 2018 10:24:31 AM

Antarctica retreating across the sea floor

Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new UCL and University of Leeds study has found.  

Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:37:35 PM

Unlocking the secrets of ice

The complex properties of water and ice are not well understood but a team from UCL and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have revealed new information about a phase of ice called 'ice II'.

Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:26:29 PM

Prostate cancer screening using MRI for earlier diagnosis

MRI scans could be used to detect prostate cancer more accurately, according to researchers at UCL, King’s College London and Imperial College London who are launching a new clinical study.

Published: Apr 5, 2018 3:35:05 PM

Potential genetic link in sudden infant death syndrome

Rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles are more common in children who have died from sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

Published: Mar 29, 2018 11:18:30 AM

New brain scanner allows patients to move freely

A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham as a Wellcome-funded project.

Published: Mar 22, 2018 11:24:16 AM

Neglect common in English care homes

The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.

Published: Mar 21, 2018 6:43:17 PM

UCL to lead European mission to study new planets

UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission.

Published: Mar 20, 2018 3:23:25 PM

UCL and Xtera® smash transmission world record

UCL and Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic technology, have broken current world records by transmitting 120 Terabit/s over a single fibre spanning 630 km.

Published: Mar 15, 2018 6:35:08 PM

£40 million boost for UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), which is headquartered at UCL, will receive £40m of UK Government funding via the Medical Research Council, helping ensure its pioneering research is conducted in first-class facilities.

Published: Mar 12, 2018 12:35:50 PM

Few global health organisations promote gender equality

Only a select group of the world’s top global health organisations have placed gender equality at the centre of their operations, according to a new report involving UCL researchers. 

Published: Mar 8, 2018 9:26:32 AM

Animals shield their families from a harsh world

Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, suggests research from UCL, the University of Bristol and University of Exeter.

Published: Mar 7, 2018 6:40:28 PM

Simple arsenic sensor could save lives

A low-cost, easy-to-use arsenic sensor to test drinking water has been developed by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London, with BBSRC funding through the government’s Industrial Strategy.

Published: Mar 7, 2018 5:33:42 PM

UCL professors win the 2018 Brain Prize

The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Published: Mar 6, 2018 3:00:10 PM

UCL continues to perform strongly in QS subject rankings

UCL has 12 subject areas ranked in the global top 10 in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, improving upon last year’s position with Life Sciences and Arts & Humanities joining the top 10.

Published: Feb 28, 2018 5:33:07 PM