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Published: 2018-04-21T18:33:15Z


England behind other countries in maths performance of disadvantaged pupils


Maths performance of disadvantaged pupils in England ranks in the lower half of developed countries, new analysis by UCL Institute of Education and the Education Policy Institute (EPI) reveals.

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Changing how blood pressure is measured will save lives


Traditional methods of testing for high-blood pressure are no longer adequate and risk missing vital health signs, which can lead to premature death, a study co-led by UCL has found.

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UCL professor awarded 2018 Leontief Prize


UCL economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, has been formally awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, at a ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

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New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series


A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta, has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.

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How does dietary restriction extend lifespan in flies?


Lifespan in flies is extended by limiting the activity of a group of proteins called GATA transcription factors (TFs), giving clues to how a moderate reduction in food intake protects against multiple ageing-related diseases, according to a new UCL-led study.

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Preconception diet plays key role in health of offspring


Parents’ diets and lifestyle can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to new research led by UCL. 

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Reducing shipping industry's carbon emissions is 'major progress' 


Low carbon shipping expert, Dr Tristan Smith, (UCL Energy Institute), has welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to significantly cut the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, calling the proposals ‘major progress’.   

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Discovery explains how the chickenpox and shingles virus remains dormant


A research team led by UCL and Erasmus University has found a missing piece to the puzzle of why the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles can remain dormant for decades in human cells.

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‘Killer’ kidney cancers identified by studying their evolution


Kidney cancer follows multiple distinct evolutionary paths, finds new research by a team involving UCL. 

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Does age at menopause affect memory?


Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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