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Help survey wasps over the bank holiday weekend

Wasps might not be the nation’s favourite insects but are some of the most important so UCL and University of Gloucestershire scientists are again asking for the public’s help to find out more about these misunderstood creatures.

Published: Aug 14, 2018 12:03:34 PM

Rotavirus vaccine cuts Malawi's infant mortality

Rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths, according to a major new study led by UCL, the University of Liverpool, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi.

Published: Aug 13, 2018 10:40:30 AM

Genes drive ageing, making normal processes damaging

Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.

Published: Aug 9, 2018 4:45:01 PM

Research excellence propels UCL to global ‘star’ status

UCL has joined a small handful of international higher education institutions which have been rated as global ‘stars’, according to new analysis of the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE).

Published: Aug 8, 2018 8:18:49 AM

Visa restrictions can lead to increase in illegal migration

While Government-imposed restrictions on immigration can reduce overall migration, they can also be ineffective or even counterproductive, pushing more would-be migrants into unauthorised channels, finds new UCL-led research in collaboration with Royal Holloway and University of Birmingham.

Published: Aug 7, 2018 9:32:13 AM

New evidence on the origins of people buried at Stonehenge

People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago likely lived in west Wales where Stonehenge’s smaller standing stones – bluestones – originated from, according to a new study involving UCL, University of Oxford, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris, France.

Published: Aug 2, 2018 2:26:11 PM