Archive of Research News

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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

The rate of mother to child HIV transmission is at an all-time low in the UK, according to a paper published today in the journal AIDS. More...

24 February 2014: Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

Floods illustrate the need for urgent action from government to green the economic recovery, in order to address climate change and wider environment and resource issues, says UCL Commission Chair. More...

23 February 2014: Climate change won't reduce winter deaths

Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought.  More...

17 February 2014: Why tackling appetite could hold the key to preventing childhood obesity

A heartier appetite is linked to more rapid infant growth and to genetic predisposition to obesity, according to two papers published in JAMA Pediatrics today. More...

14 February 2014: Promising new treatment for respiratory syndrome

A new treatment for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome has seen mortality rates plummet by about 80 per cent. More...

14 February 2014: Interactive map of human genetic history revealed

A global map detailing the genetic histories of 95 different populations across the world, showing likely genetic impacts of European colonialism, the Arab slave trade, the Mongol Empire and European traders near the Silk Road mixing with people in China, has been revealed for the first time. More...

13 February 2014: Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. More...

12 February 2014: €3.5m to improve diagnosis of balance disorders

GPs and other doctors will be equipped with a new, online information system to help diagnose and treat a range of balance disorders, thanks to €3.5m European Union funding for EMBalance. More...

12 February 2014: IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger

The Institute of Education (IOE) and UCL today announced that they are to begin consultation on a proposed merger. More...

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