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Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2022
Opinion: Catatonia - the person's body may be frozen, but their minds are not
Opinion: Catatonia - the person’s body may be frozen, but their minds are not
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jonathan Rogers (UCL Psychiatry) describes new research explores what some people experiencing catatonia feel and think that overwhelms them to the point of being unable to move.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.05.2022
Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease
Reducing TV viewing to less than one hour a day could help prevent more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease
Watching too much TV is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease regardless of an individual's genetic makeup, say a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.05.2022
Project to track impact of Covid-19 variants globally
Project to track impact of Covid-19 variants globally
A large-scale study, led by UCL and funded by the European Commission, will use data from 23 countries to detect and better understand emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, with the aim of supporting countries' responses to Covid-19 and future pandemics.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.05.2022
Opinion: Five facts about the gruesome beauty of solitary wasps
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Seirian Sumner (UCL Biosciences) shares some of the wildest and most shocking facts about solitary wasps, borrowed from her new book "Endless forms: The secret world of wasps.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.05.2022
Cambridge recognised once again as a Leader in Openness around animal research
Cambridge recognised once again as a Leader in Openness around animal research
The University of Cambridge has once again been recognised as a Leader in Openness for its work to promote openness and transparency around research involving the use of animals.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2022

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 10.05.2022
Chile's first complete ichthyosaur recovered from a glacier in Patagonia
Chile’s first complete ichthyosaur recovered from a glacier in Patagonia
The fossilised remains of Chile's first complete ichthyosaur have been unearthed from a melting glacier deep in the Patagonia area of the South American country.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.05.2022
Joubert Syndrome: the link between intellectual disability and defects in the hippocampus
Joubert Syndrome: the link between intellectual disability and defects in the hippocampus
An important link has been found between the intellectual disability seen in children with Joubert Syndrome and defects in a specific part of the brain. An important link has been found between the intellectual disability experienced by children with the rare disease Joubert Syndrome (JS) and defects in the hippocampus.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 10.05.2022
Whales evolved in three rapid phases, reveals largest study of its kind
Whales evolved in three rapid phases, reveals largest study of its kind
The diversity seen in whale skulls was achieved through three key periods of rapid evolution, reveals a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Natural History Museum. The study, published in Current Biology , gathered the most expansive 3D scan data set ever for Cetacea (whale) skulls spanning 88 living species (representing 95% of extant cetacean species) and 113 fossil species and covering 50 million years of evolution.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 26.04.2022
Cambridge academics win European Research Council Advanced Grants
Nine Cambridge academics have won Advanced Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). This is the greatest number of grants won by a UK institution in the 2021 round of funding.

Life Sciences - Campus - 24.03.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2022
University of Glasgow researchers lend support to UK networks to transform older age health
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are playing central roles in four new national research networks focused on transforming the wellbeing of older people and boosting the economy.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2022
University of Glasgow researchers to lead new national influenza virus toolkit
University of Glasgow researchers to lead new national influenza virus toolkit
Researchers at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) have received £200,000 funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), matched with more than £100,000 of in-kind funding

Health - Life Sciences - 11.02.2022
Opinion: Why the world's genomic revolution is incomplete
Opinion: Why the world’s genomic revolution is incomplete
European and American scientists dominate the field of genomic research. A lack of diversity leads to major missed opportunities, writes Professor Karoline Kuchenbaecker (UCL Genetics Institute and UCL Psychiatry) with a London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine colleague. The last few decades have seen a genomic revolution.

Life Sciences - 09.02.2022
Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution
Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution
A set of Triassic archosaur fossils, excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania, have been formally recognised as a distinct species, representing one of the earliest-known members of the crocodile evolutionary lineage.

Life Sciences - 09.02.2022
Studying penguin poo to understand the effects of climate change
Studying penguin poo to understand the effects of climate change
Scientists from the Milner Centre for Evolution have just returned from a month-long expedition studying penguin colonies in the Antarctic.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.02.2022
Opinion: Chimpanzees rub insects on wounds - suggesting treating others may not be uniquely human
Opinion: Chimpanzees rub insects on wounds - suggesting treating others may not be uniquely human
The way that the chimpanzees of the Rekambo community treat both their sores and those of others, suggests that they may share prosocial tendencies with humans, say Dr Alexander Piel (UCL Anthropology) & Dr Fiona Stewart (Liverpool John Moores University).

Health - Life Sciences - 07.02.2022
First-in-human implant of a ’closed-loop’ bioelectronic research system
Researchers at Oxford University have implanted a novel closed-loop research platform for investigating the role of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) - a brainstem nucleus - in Parkinson's-like Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).

Life Sciences - 07.02.2022
New fossil reveals origin of arthropod breathing system
New fossil reveals origin of arthropod breathing system
University of Manchester research fellow David Legg, in collaboration with a team of international scientists from China, Switzerland, and Sweden, has today announced a new fossil that reveals the origin of gills in arthropods. Arthropods, the group of animals that includes creepy crawlies like spiders and woodlice, are the largest phylum in the animal kingdom and are found everywhere from the deepest ocean trench to the top of Mount Everest.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 03.02.2022
Opinion: Cranes - why Britain's tallest bird just had its best breeding year since the 1600s
Opinion: Cranes - why Britain’s tallest bird just had its best breeding year since the 1600s
The total population of cranes in the UK is now believed to be over 200 thanks to the careful guarding of nests and a carefully designed breeding programme, says Honorary Professor Richard Gregory (UCL Division of Biosciences).

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 27.01.2022
Collaborative research approach set to accelerate treatment of rare kidney condition
Collaborative research approach set to accelerate treatment of rare kidney condition
Partnership with Kidney Research UK and a £2.55 million investment from the Stoneygate Trust aims to deliver a world leading research programme Using patient data along with a new platform of technologies to test new treatments such as gene therapy, researchers aim to deliver major results within five years' time A new research programme dedicated to the study and treatment of Alport syndrome will begin work in early 2022, with a physical hub based at the University of Manchester.

Campus - Life Sciences - 27.01.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 21.01.2022
Jeff Bezos is looking to defy death - this is what we know about the science of ageing
Stock-photo-active-old-age-people-and-lifestyle-concept-happy-senior-couple-riding-bicycles-at-summer-park-707244118.jpg Jeff Bezos is on a mission to conquer ageing.

Life Sciences - 20.01.2022
Unexpected deep diving in albatross
Unexpected deep diving in albatross
Data collected by the team revealed that 50% of the birds studied were capable of diving over twice the depth previously thought, with implications for conservation efforts of this endangered species. In a recent study published in Current Biology , a collaboration between researchers from Oxford University, University of Lisbon and the British Geological Survey found that black-browed albatross dive deeper than previously realised.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2022
Discipline hopping across the environmental sciences
Discipline hopping across the environmental sciences
In late 2021 The University of Manchester received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to develop its interdisciplinary research capabilities.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.01.2022
The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago
The journey to a pig-heart transplant began 60 years ago
On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world's first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig's heart.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 10.01.2022

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 21.12.2021
An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain
An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain
A new bird-like dinosaur has been found by paleontologists combing through fossils found on the Isle of Wight.

Life Sciences - Environment - 16.12.2021
Otter populations in Wales show decline, survey suggests
Otter populations have declined in Wales, according to a survey led by Cardiff University and Natural Resources Wales.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.12.2021
People with schizophrenia five times more likely to die from Covid-19
People with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are five times more likely to die from Covid-19 and three times more likely to be hospitalised according to new research by University of Manchester health data scientists.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 16.11.2021
UCL academics named in annual global list of influential researchers
UCL academics named in annual global list of influential researchers
A total of 48 UCL academics have been identified as "one in 1,000 Citation Elite" on Clarivate's annual 'Highly Cited Researchers List' 2021, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world. With 38 primary and 10 secondary affiliations, UCL has the 3rd most in the UK behind the universities of Oxford and Cambridge - and ranks 4 th in Europe and 26 th  in the world overall.

Politics - Life Sciences - 20.10.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.10.2021
Climate change and human pressure mean migration may be 'no longer worth it', say researchers
Climate change and human pressure mean migration may be ’no longer worth it’, say researchers
Researchers have found that the benefits of migration have been eroded by the effects of climate change and human pressure.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2021
Wearable brain scanner to facilitate testing for children with epilepsy
A wearable brain scanner, co-developed by UCL researchers, is now being used in a specialist clinic for children with epilepsy.

Life Sciences - Campus - 24.09.2021
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