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Published: 2017-09-22T03:59:25Z


Physically active mid-lifers more likely to be active into old age


Men who are physically active in mid-life are more likely to continue the habit into older age as well, finds a long term tracking study led by UCL. 

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UK pledges £65million to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment


The UK is investing £65million in a US-based global science project involving UCL scientists that could change our understanding of the universe.

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Hearing loss & dementia research benefits from funding boost


Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL researchers.

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UCL unveils stunning social space at heart of campus


An innovative new outdoor space located in the middle of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus formally opens today, marking a key milestone in the delivery of the university’s ambitious Transforming UCL project.

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One in four girls is depressed at age 14


New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

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Virtual brain lab brings together world-leading neuroscientists


Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world, including seven from UCL, have formed a ‘virtual brain lab’ to test how the brain controls learning and decision making. 

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UCL’s radical approach to economics teaching sparks a global trend


A new approach to teaching economics in universities and pioneered at UCL is spreading throughout the world and has earned plaudits from commentators, academics and students. Anyone anywhere in the world has access for free to the ebook The Economy produced by a global collaboration of economists. This month, to complement the free ebook, Oxford University Press will publish a physical book.

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Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres


A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers.

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People with dementia fail to get specialist care despite huge needs


People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex needs, researchers at UCL have found.

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Happiness is not determined by childhood biomarkers


Happiness is not determined by childhood biological markers such as height or body fat, according to a team of European researchers involving UCL. 

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