Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre. On average, this means that a mixed classroom of 30 children today is likely to contain one more girl with emotional difficulties than a comparable class 5 years ago. More...
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...
27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. More...
Young adolescents’ judgements on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults’ views, finds new UCL research. More...
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. More...
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
19 March 2015: The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
10 March 2015: Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
20 February 2015: Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
3 February 2015: New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
7 January 2015: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2015
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014