Archive of Research News

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29 May 2013: Avatar therapy helps silence voices in schizophrenia

An avatar system that enables people with schizophrenia to control the voice of their hallucinations is being developed by researchers at UCL with support from the Wellcome Trust. More...

24 May 2013: Hormone levels may provide key to understanding psychological disorders in women

Women at a particular stage in their monthly menstrual cycle may be more vulnerable to some of the psychological side-effects associated with stressful experiences, according to a study from UCL. More...

17 May 2013: Grassroots women’s groups could halve maternal death rate

Women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in some of the world’s poorest communities, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet. More...

17 May 2013: Brain training and stimulation improves mental arithmetic ability

With just a few days of non-harmful brain stimulation and brain training, scientists have improved people’s ability to manipulate numbers for up to six months. More...

17 May 2013: Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men

Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s Lancet. More...

16 May 2013: Viking jewellery sheds light on dark period of British history

The presence of Scandinavian-style female jewellery in Britain has overturned the idea that the Viking conquest of England was an all-male affair, suggesting that in fact large numbers of women travelled over from the Scandinavian homelands. More...

16 May 2013: Post-mortem MRI: a viable alternative to an autopsy

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in foetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet. More...

15 May 2013: Almost a quarter of jurors confused about rules on internet use during a trial

Almost a quarter of jurors (23%) are unclear about the rules surrounding internet use during a trial, according to preliminary research led by Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws). More...

13 May 2013: Stress and unhealthy lifestyle increase risk of heart disease

People with job stress and an unhealthy lifestyle are at higher risk of coronary artery disease than people who have job stress but lead healthy lifestyles, according to work published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. More...

9 May 2013: TRACK-HD study identifies early predictors of disease progression in Huntington's disease

An international team led by researchers at the UCL Institute of Neurology has identified a set of tests that could help identify whether - and how - Huntington’s disease (HD) is progressing in groups of people who are not yet showing symptoms. More...

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