Populations & Lifelong Health News
Mission-oriented innovation could stimulate growth while tackling plastic in seas, dirty cities and dementia
A plastic-free ocean, 100 carbon neutral cities by 2030 and cutting dementia by 50% are highlighted as examples of missions that could drive innovation and economic growth in a report for the EU by a top UCL professor.
Published: Feb 22, 2018 12:07:50 PM
Beaker pottery and culture spread through large-scale migration of people and through the exchange of new ideas, according to new research by an international team involving UCL scientists.
Published: Feb 22, 2018 9:58:32 AM
Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men, suggests UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 20, 2018 2:22:21 PM
Inspired by biological filters, scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Yale University have designed and built a nanometre-sized pore that helps us to better understand the complex way by which cells transport genetic material and viruses.
Published: Feb 19, 2018 2:18:53 PM
The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales.
Published: Feb 19, 2018 11:55:43 AM
New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 9:52:15 AM
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 7:04:22 AM
Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 2:01:00 PM
People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George’s, University of London and the University of Surrey.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 10:00:12 AM
Cells that form facial features need surrounding embryonic tissues to stiffen so they can move and develop, according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 14, 2018 8:33:20 PM
Citrus fruit was being cultivated in India in the Late Neolithic period and in southern Thailand in the Iron Age, according to new findings by archaeologists at UCL and Peking University, Beijing.
Published: Feb 13, 2018 11:19:10 AM
Severe nerve damage has been successfully repaired in the laboratory using a new living artificial nerve tissue developed by UCL, ReNeuron and Sartorius Stedim Biotech.
Published: Feb 13, 2018 10:23:42 AM
The prescription of opioid drugs by GPs in England is steadily rising, especially in more deprived communities, even though they can cause complications and adverse effects and have not been proven to work for chronic pain, finds a new study led by UCL and UCLH.
Published: Feb 13, 2018 8:32:39 AM
UCL has been chosen as a foundation partner of the new national institute Health Data Research (HDR) UK.
Published: Feb 7, 2018 11:42:47 AM
Turner Prize winning sculptor Rachel Whiteread is returning to the university where she learned her craft to create an artwork that will be a centrepiece of UCL’s new multi-million pound student centre.
Published: Feb 7, 2018 11:21:59 AM