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Image of a similar experiment where the hand was stimulated by 'pinprick' laser pain pulses

Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse

The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse. More...

Published: Jan 21, 2015 12:13:01 PM

Thousands of hydroxyapatite spheres (magenta), each just a few microns across, are found in large drusen deposits within the eye

Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye

Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. More...

Published: Jan 20, 2015 10:51:30 AM

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Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk

Four of the nine systems that regulate the interaction between land, ocean, atmosphere, ice-sheets and life on Earth are at risk from destabilisation due to human activity, according to an international team including UCL scientists. More...

Published: Jan 16, 2015 9:24:25 AM

oil-field

Which fossil fuels must remain in the ground to limit global warming?

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by policy makers, according to new research by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. More...

Published: Jan 7, 2015 6:16:50 PM

Neurons in the cortex of a mouse expressing proteins enabling the 'reading' and 'writing' of electrical activity

Using light to understand the brain

UCL researchers have developed an innovative way to understand how the brain works by using flashes of light, allowing them to both ‘read’ and ‘write’ brain signals. More...

Published: Dec 23, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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Origin of polar auroras revealed

Researchers from UCL, University of Southampton and University of Leicester together with ESA and NASA have uncovered the origin of a colourful display in the night sky called ‘theta aurora’, explaining for the first time how auroras at high-latitudes form. More...

Published: Dec 19, 2014 2:32:56 PM