A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. More...
21 July 2014: Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’
The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association. More...
16 July 2014: Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. More...
11 July 2014: Drink less for a healthier heart
A reduction in alcohol consumption, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, could be linked to improved cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to new research published in the BMJ. More...
10 July 2014: Galton archive now online
UCL Special Collections, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, have announced the launch of a digitised archive of papers by the Victorian scientist, Sir Francis Galton. More...
8 July 2014: Same genes drive maths and reading ability
3 July 2014: Working with Camden Council to get children active
20 June 2014: Fast-flowing gas curtails galaxy’s glow
20 June 2014: Limb regeneration: do salamanders hold the key?
16 June 2014: Immune system implicated in dementia development
6 June 2014: ‘Map of pain’ reveals how our ability to identify the source of pain varies across the body
2 June 2014: £10m awarded for foetal surgery research
29 May 2014: UCL professor wins Kavli Prize in Neuroscience