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Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research.

Published: Mar 21, 2017 4:30:41 PM

UCL winners at Wellcome Image Awards 2017

Images by UCL researchers are among the winners of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards, given out annually to the most informative, striking and technically excellent images from healthcare and biomedical science.

Published: Mar 16, 2017 3:03:21 PM

European Research Council (ERC) week: UCL celebrates funding success

This week, the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special ‘ERC Week’, with subsequent events taking place throughout Europe in 2017. Among the most prestigious grants in Europe, ERC funding is only awarded to academics at the frontier of research, with several Nobel laureates among past grant-holders. 

Published: Mar 13, 2017 1:22:03 PM

Genome-based diets improve growth, fertility and lifespan

In flies and mice, diets based on an organism’s genome enhance growth and fertility with no costs to lifespan, according to a team of researchers from UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.

Published: Mar 13, 2017 11:22:46 AM