27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. More...
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. More...
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...
24 March 2015: ‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes
‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species’ genome. Although minor, these genetic flaws may limit how well future generations can adapt to changing environments. More...
19 March 2015: The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
19 March 2015: A good budget for UK research, says UCL President & Provost
10 March 2015: Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
6 March 2015: New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
20 February 2015: Dr Jade Alglave named as winner of prestigious Royal Society award
5 February 2015: New biomarkers to spot pancreatic cancer early
3 February 2015: New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
16 January 2015: Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk