Archive of Research News

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15 October 2012: Children at risk of eating disorders have higher IQ and better working memory

Children at risk for eating disorders on average have a higher IQ and better working memory but are less able to control automatic thoughts, according to researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health.
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15 October 2012: Report reveals key concerns of UK’s ageing society

One in six people in England aged over 50 are socially isolated. They have few socially orientated hobbies, little civic or cultural engagement with society, and may have very limited social networks. This was a key finding from the most recent report of the UCL-led English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a comprehensive study that aims to understand the economic, social, psychological and health concerns of an ageing society. More...

12 October 2012: UCL News Podcast - US Elections & Professor Steve Jones

The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

11 October 2012: International study finds 21 genes tied to cholesterol levels

In a UCL-led study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, an international consortium of over 180 scientists report the identification of 21 new gene variants associated with cholesterol predictors of heart disease and metabolic disorders. More...

11 October 2012: Focus on the Positive puts university research in the audience’s hands

The world is full of problems, but it’s also full of brilliant people, chipping away at those problems with their ideas and expertise. More...

10 October 2012: Nasty noises: why we recoil at unpleasant sounds

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard, or a knife on a bottle, is so unpleasant. More...

9 October 2012: £4.3m awarded for experimental particle physics

The UCL High Energy Physics (HEP) research group in UCL Physics & Astronomy has been awarded £4,340,016 from the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for experimental particle physics research through to 2016. More...

5 October 2012: UCL Discovery downloads surpass 2m

The total number of papers, reports and PhD dissertations downloaded from UCL Discovery, the university’s Open Access repository, surpassed 2,000,000 during September 2012. More...

4 October 2012: Researchers discover serendipity is more than a ‘happy accident’

Serendipity – a mysterious phenomenon often thought of as a ‘happy accident’ - is being investigated by a team of UCL researchers in order to design interactive systems that harness its power. More...

3 October 2012: Cardiac medication may reduce stiffness caused by certain muscle diseases

Mexiletine, a decades-old drug previously used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, has been used to alleviate the symptoms of patients with nondystrophic myotonias (NDMs), rare diseases that affect the skeletal muscle and cause functionally limiting stiffness and pain. More...

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