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21 January 2015: 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...

20 January 2015: UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m

Ten UCL researchers have been awarded funding worth over £1.3m from the Leverhulme Trust to fund a range of research, art and education projects across a wide range of subjects. In total, five Research Project Grants, three Major Research Fellowships and two Artist-in-Residence Grants were made.
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20 January 2015: 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...

16 January 2015: 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...

7 January 2015: 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...

7 January 2015: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2015

Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2015 New Year Honours list. More...

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