An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week. More...
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. More...
16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. More...
11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart
A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ. More...
10 July 2014: Galton archive now online
UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton. More...
8 July 2014: Same genes drive maths and reading ability
3 July 2014: Working with Camden Council to get children active
29 May 2014: UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
21 May 2014: Proposed merger between IOE and UCL
9 May 2014: UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham
1 April 2014: UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality
28 March 2014: Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts
27 March 2014: Tribute to Captain Jerry Roberts MBE
17 March 2014: Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see
13 March 2014: Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
13 March 2014: Professor David Price joins The Conversation
12 March 2014: Dame DeAnne Julius appointed next Chair of UCL Council
24 February 2014: Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report