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New blood test to detect liver damage in under an hour

A quick and robust blood test that can detect liver damage before symptoms appear has been designed and verified using clinical samples by a team from UCL and University of Massachusetts.

Published: May 25, 2018 11:05:36 AM

Stars formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang

Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light years away formed only 250 million years after the Big Bang, finds a team of international astronomers led by groups at UCL and Osaka Sangyo University in Japan.

Published: May 16, 2018 6:22:40 PM

Did leprosy originate in Europe?

The largest study to-date on the DNA of ancient leprosy has revealed more strains of the debilitating disease were present in Medieval Europe, than previously thought.

Published: May 11, 2018 10:04:50 AM

Belief in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife, according to new research from UCL and the University of Leeds.

Published: Apr 26, 2018 10:27:53 AM

Artist creates paint pigments from coal mine sludge

 An innovative UCL artist has hit a rich seam of life in old coal mine water and created five new commercial fine art paint colours, which will be launched at a ground-breaking exhibition this month (April).

Published: Apr 25, 2018 3:11:49 PM