Obesity levels among women in low- and middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect. More...
Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders. More...
3 March 2014: World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound
World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found. More...
26 February 2014: Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks
Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. More...
26 February 2014: Mother to child HIV transmission at record low in the UK
24 February 2014: Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report
23 February 2014: Climate change won't reduce winter deaths
17 February 2014: Why tackling appetite could hold the key to preventing childhood obesity
14 February 2014: Promising new treatment for respiratory syndrome
14 February 2014: Interactive map of human genetic history revealed
13 February 2014: Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music
12 February 2014: €3.5m to improve diagnosis of balance disorders
12 February 2014: IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger
6 February 2014: Brain asymmetry improves processing of sensory information
6 February 2014: UCL to benefit from £8.9m medical bioinformatics grant
6 February 2014: UCL and Big Data: funding announcement
3 February 2014: Germany's economic resurgence due to decentralised wage bargaining rather than Hartz reforms: new research
31 January 2014: Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly
24 January 2014: UCL PhD student rewarded for interactive science talks
23 January 2014: Heart attack survival far lower in UK than Sweden
21 January 2014: Enjoying life helps to keep you healthy
16 January 2014: Over 100 ERC awards for UCL researchers
9 January 2014: Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis