Populations & Lifelong Health News
UCL secures 5th place among more than 240 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 published today.
Published: Jul 12, 2018 5:18:21 PM
The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by UCL, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Jul 12, 2018 1:41:30 PM
Women are at no increased risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after receiving assisted reproductive therapies, a large UCL-led cohort study of 250,000 British women has found.
Published: Jul 12, 2018 12:25:54 PM
In response to an incorrect and unauthorised email that was sent to some staff in one department regarding UCL’s policy on monitoring of Tier 4 students, a UCL spokesperson said: “Fines for non-compliance with Tier 4 monitoring is not UCL policy. The communication was issued in error by a member of staff and has been retracted with an apology.
Published: Jul 12, 2018 12:20:40 PM
An independent review into the regulatory framework for legal services in the UK is to be led by Professor Stephen Mayson (UCL Laws).
Published: Jul 12, 2018 9:49:43 AM
Our African ancestors were diverse in form and culture, and scattered across the entire continent, finds a team led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Published: Jul 11, 2018 5:42:31 PM
Professor Jennifer Thomas, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Hiranya Peiris have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics.
Published: Jul 11, 2018 9:51:59 AM
The referendum process in the UK requires wholesale reform according to a report by the Independent Commission on Referendums, established by the UCL Constitution Unit.
Published: Jul 10, 2018 9:45:24 AM
A targeted ‘risk-based’ breast screening programme could do ‘more good than harm’, reduce overdiagnosis, and be run at an affordable cost to the NHS, a UCL-led study found.
Published: Jul 6, 2018 11:50:37 AM
To celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, researchers and clinicians from across UCL have spoken about what the NHS means to them and how their work impacts the nation’s health.
Published: Jul 5, 2018 1:17:30 PM
Three UCL spin-out companies focused on delivering advanced therapeutics to treat a range of diseases received a substantial amount of investment following two initial public offerings worth £177 million ($235 million) combined and one Series B funding round of £88 million in June.
Published: Jul 5, 2018 9:58:19 AM
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy, according to a new ‘state of the nation’ report by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Published: Jul 3, 2018 10:36:42 AM
UCL spin-out Matrix Mill Ltd, a company specialising in applying artificial intelligence and machine vision research to solve industry problems, has been acquired by Niantic Labs Inc., an augmented reality (AR) technology company famous for the mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go.
Published: Jun 29, 2018 4:48:40 PM
Five modifiable risk factors present in a person’s 50s that could indicate whether or not they will be fit and healthy into retirement and beyond have been uncovered by UCL scientists.
Published: Jun 28, 2018 1:06:21 PM
As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, UCL researchers are helping to assess how new technologies including genomics, artificial intelligence and bionanotechnology, will shape the future of healthcare in the UK for decades to come.
Published: Jun 28, 2018 10:35:30 AM