Hunter-gatherers have a three-tiered social network to increase the chance the whole community has enough to eat, according to new UCL research which looked at two contemporary hunter-gatherer groups.
Published: Jul 21, 2016 5:51:00 PM
Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
Published: Jul 15, 2016 2:46:00 PM
Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research.
Published: Jul 14, 2016 9:22:34 PM
Food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new UCL research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation.
Published: Jul 13, 2016 3:05:00 PM
The effects of family upbringing on people’s food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence, according to research carried out among a large group of older teenage twins by UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 4:16:28 PM
A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. Making up 95% of our universe, these substances have profound effects on the birth and lives of galaxies and stars and yet almost nothing is known about their physical nature.
Published: Jul 7, 2016 10:53:33 AM
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 11:58:05 AM
Drugs currently being trialled in cancer patients have been used to successfully target an autoimmune condition in mice at UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Jun 10, 2016 4:18:28 PM
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 3, 2016 10:04:12 AM
A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council.
Published: Jun 2, 2016 1:40:13 PM
Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer
The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.
Published: May 24, 2016 10:17:00 AM
Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England’s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet.
Published: May 24, 2016 10:16:27 AM
Genes that drive the shape of human noses have been identified by a UCL-led study.
Published: May 19, 2016 11:17:48 AM
In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels through Indian Medicine, the second book by Dr Aarathi Prasad (UCL Grand Challenges), will be BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week from 23 May.
Published: May 15, 2016 9:56:00 AM
The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law (‘CEL’) is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.
Published: May 11, 2016 10:15:12 AM
Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:58:00 AM
Around 33,000 deaths could have been avoided if heart attack aftercare guidelines outlining when to give treatment were followed, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) looking at the frequency of missed opportunities to treat people after a heart attack.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:21:37 AM
The Alzheimer’s Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute was launched at an
event last Wednesday 4 May as part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug
Published: May 9, 2016 1:28:00 PM
The time-dependent role of the hippocampus in memory storage has been revealed through new research led by UCL and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Published: May 5, 2016 9:36:47 AM
Women with lower incomes have higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair, according to a new study from UCL.
Published: May 3, 2016 4:19:26 PM
Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain.
Published: Apr 26, 2016 10:01:11 AM
Safer precision radiotherapies that will be able to cure more cancers with fewer side-effects will be available within five years under ambitious new plans for research and treatment at the UCL Cancer Institute and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.
Published: Apr 22, 2016 9:36:29 AM
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:20:47 AM
UCL Professor Graeme Reid acted as specialist adviser for the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report on the influence of EU membership on UK science, published this week.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:18:46 AM