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Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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Publication in Nature of controversial study led by GEE's Gems and Partridge labs

22 September 2011

22 September 2011

New research by Dr David Gems (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) published in Nature challenges previous claims that proteins called sirtuins enhance longevity.

Read more in UCL News

Press coverage of the study:

Nature News

Wellcome Trust

New York Times

Boston Globe

Daily Mail


Daily Mirror

New Scientist

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