Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers. More...
An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week. More...
A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. More...
21 July 2014: Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’
The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association. More...
16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. More...
11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart
10 July 2014: Galton archive now online
8 July 2014: Same genes drive maths and reading ability
3 July 2014: Working with Camden Council to get children active
20 June 2014: Fast-flowing gas curtails galaxy’s glow
20 June 2014: Limb regeneration: do salamanders hold the key?
16 June 2014: Immune system implicated in dementia development
6 June 2014: ‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body
2 June 2014: £10m awarded for foetal surgery research
29 May 2014: UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience