An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. To meet climate targets set for 2050, policies need to ensure strong action is taken now, while preparing for fundamental changes in how energy is provided and used in the long term. More...
3 July 2015: Old world monkey had tiny, complex brain
The brain of a 15 million year old monkey has been visualized for the first time by a team led by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). The 3D computer model shows that the brain is much smaller and has more folds than expected, supporting the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. More...
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 at
When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has now revealed how this might happen in the brain. More...
2 July 2015: Mapping the people of Scotland
Researchers at UCL have mapped the people of Scotland in unprecedented detail. More...
26 June 2015: Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future
25 June 2015: Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
24 June 2015: Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
16 June 2015: ‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu
4 June 2015: SMILE space mission passes first hurdle
3 June 2015: New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
21 May 2015: Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
28 April 2015: Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time
23 April 2015: Connecting places causes mental maps to merge