Populations & Lifelong Health News
The embryonic stem cells that form facial features, called neural crest cells, use an unexpected mechanism of moving from the back of the head to the front to populate the face, finds a new UCL-led study.
Published: Oct 19, 2018 7:08:32 AM
The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Published: Oct 17, 2018 7:58:17 PM
The world’s first functional oesophagus engineered from stem cells has been grown and successfully transplanted into mice, as part of a pioneering new study led by UCL.
Published: Oct 17, 2018 6:02:39 PM
A newly discovered role for the enzyme glutamine synthetase could have important implications for developing anti-cancer drugs according to a new UCL study.
Published: Oct 17, 2018 12:52:49 PM
The groundbreaking research carried out by the UCL Cancer Institute has been celebrated at a special Royal Society event, marking its 10 year anniversary.
Published: Oct 12, 2018 5:03:03 PM
Century-scale climate variability was enhanced when the Earth was warmer during the Last Interglacial period (129-116 thousand years ago) compared to the current interglacial (the last 11,700 years), according to a new UCL-led study.
Published: Oct 12, 2018 4:10:07 PM
The use of e-cigarettes among smokers has shifted from more affluent early adopters to being used more widely across all socioeconomic groups, according to new UCL research.
Published: Oct 11, 2018 2:22:15 PM
More young people are choosing not to drink alcohol, and many others are drinking less, according to a UCL research team.
Published: Oct 10, 2018 1:17:49 PM
A patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is set to be given a pioneering treatment, which has been developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.
Published: Oct 9, 2018 1:40:23 PM
Female guppies with smaller brains can distinguish attractive males, but they don’t recognise them as being more appealing or choose to mate with them, according to a new study by UCL and Stockholm University researchers.
Published: Oct 9, 2018 10:58:58 AM
A referendum on Brexit is clearly possible, but the details matter. Various processes must be put in place to ensure the referendum is legitimate, according to a new report by the UCL Constitution Unit.
Published: Oct 9, 2018 8:38:38 AM
Scientists at UCL have joined experts from across the globe in writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on limiting global warming to 1.5C.
Published: Oct 8, 2018 5:26:00 PM
A healthy home environment could help offset children’s genetic susceptibilities to obesity, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Oct 8, 2018 12:31:28 PM
Dr Zeremariam Fre has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding work supporting marginalised pastoral communities across the Horn of Africa.
Published: Oct 3, 2018 10:19:26 AM
Liberals see elite-educated politicians as more competent, while conservatives see them as less relatable
A small number of elite universities serve as the prime breeding grounds for American power brokers. Harvard, for example, has produced eight presidents, and Yale, five. What do voters think of politicians who attended elite schools?
Published: Oct 2, 2018 9:45:04 AM