University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826 and is a constituent college of the University of London. Today, UCL has over 21,600 undergraduate and graduate students. UCL is a member of the Russell Group of Universities and a part of the elite G-5 sub-group of universities in the U.K. It is a part of the Golden Triangle. UCL is most noted for its Clinical Medicine ranked 1st (exclusive of North America), Neuroscience & Behavior ranked 1st (exclusive of North America) and 2nd world-wide, Immunology ranked 2nd in Europe and Pharmacology & Toxicology 1st (exclusive of North America) and fourth world-wide. Agricultural Sciences research at UCL is advancing to the forefront world-wide, according to recent ranking panels.
Tuatara iconic New Zealand reptile shows chewing is not just for mammals
The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet challenging the widespread perception that complex chewing ability is closely linked to high metabolism.
Men can rest easy -- sex chromosomes are here to stay
Fears that sex-linked chromosomes, such as the male Y chromosome, are doomed to extinction have been refuted in a new genetic study which examines the sex chromosomes of chickens.
New property of flames sparks advances in technology
Chemists at UCL have discovered a new property of flames, which allows them to control reactions at a solid surface in a flame and opens up a whole new field of chemical innovation.
First observational test of the 'multiverse'
The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles making up the 'multiverse' is, for the first time, being tested by physicists.
Mitochondria and the great gender divide
(Medical Xpress) -- Why are there two sexes? Its a question that has long perplexed generations of scientists, but researchers from UCL have come up with a radical new answer: mitochondria.
Graphene earns its stripes: New nanoscale electronic state discovered on graphene sheets
Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) have discovered electronic stripes, called 'charge density waves', on the surface of the graphene sheets that make up a graphitic superconductor. This is the first ...
Study links Google search behavior to GDP
Internet users from countries with a higher per capita gross domestic product (GDP) are more likely to search for information about the future than information about the past, a quantitative analysis of Google search queries ...
Nano-motors facilitate communication between brain cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- MRC-funded scientists led by Dr Josef Kittler (University College London Neuroscience) have identified how nano-sized motors in nerve cells help to regulate the balance of communication in the brain.
Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission
Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society's needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report ...
Evolution of monogamy in humans the result of infanticide risk
The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates. The study by academics from UCL, University of Manchester, University of Oxford and University of Auckland, ...