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How common drugs affect empathy and risk taking

Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment led by Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Wired, More: UCL News
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Published: Jul 3, 2015 10:48:33 AM

The danger virus mum can give her unborn baby

A report by researchers from UCL, including Professor Paul Griffiths (UCL Infection & Immunity), has found that as many as 1,000 babies a year are born with cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Jun 30, 2015 10:22:31 AM

Country air could be good for us because it's slightly poisonous

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Infection & Immunity) argues that being near the sea or countryside improves the regulation of our immune system. Read: New Scientist (£)
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Published: Jun 29, 2015 2:48:09 PM

The tiny substance that continues to be the oil industry’s cholesterol

Professor Neal Skipper (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has been researching ways to analyse asphaltene particles. Read: The National More...

Published: Jun 29, 2015 2:42:06 PM