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24 July 2014: Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription

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...

23 July 2014: UCL coding clubs for East London youngsters

UCL is running a series of free coding clubs for young people in East London.
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22 July 2014: Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism

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...

21 July 2014: Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’

The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association. More...

16 July 2014: Mobile games used for psychology experiments

Initial findings from one of the largest cognitive science experiments ever conducted have shown that mobile games can be used to reliably address psychology questions, paving the way to a better understanding of how cognitive function differs across populations. 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: Winner of China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge announced

Elves Biotech have been crowned winner of this year's China-UK Entrepreneurship Challenge in the final which took place earlier this week. 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...

11 July 2014: 'World's slowest Doppler effect' found in embryo development

Long-term time-lapse microscopy has elicited surprise findings about the rhythm of body segment formation during embryo development. 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...

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