The most common reasons given for the breakdown of marriages or live-in partnerships in Britain are communication problems and growing apart, according to analysis by UCL researchers of the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
Published: Mar 24, 2017 2:30:52 PM
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research.
Published: Mar 21, 2017 4:30:41 PM
Flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families, according to new research involving UCL scientists.
Published: Mar 16, 2017 9:59:21 AM
In flies and mice, diets based on an organism’s genome enhance growth and fertility with no costs to lifespan, according to a team of researchers from UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 11:22:46 AM
UCL and language learning app Memrise have announced the winner of the first 'Memprize', a competition to find the world’s most efficient and effective vocabulary learning technique.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 10:25:29 AM
Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
Published: Mar 13, 2017 10:25:48 AM
A pioneering new computer model has been developed to simulate the whole chain of hazard events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes, by a team involving UCL and Bristol engineers.
Published: Mar 10, 2017 9:52:23 AM
A huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen shortly after the Universe’s formation has been detected by a UCL-led team of astronomers, providing new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.
Published: Mar 8, 2017 11:09:49 AM
People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who don’t perceive that they have suffered any such stigmatisation, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Mar 8, 2017 10:08:14 AM
UCL continues to perform strongly in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 10 subject areas ranked in the global top 10, and 4 areas in the top 5 worldwide.
Published: Mar 8, 2017 9:15:18 AM
The Brain Prize for 2017, worth €1m, has been awarded to Professor Peter Dayan (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit), Professor Ray Dolan (UCL Max Planck Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research) and Professor Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge) for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward. The capacity to link reward to events and actions is the foundation of human and animal survival, and problems with processing rewards can lead to neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Published: Mar 6, 2017 2:22:25 PM
Breast cancer patients who receive the drug Herceptin for nine weeks as part of their post-surgery chemotherapy regime may enjoy better health outcomes, according to new research led by UCL, compared to those who receive it for 12 months, the period currently recommended in the English NHS.
Published: Mar 2, 2017 2:40:26 PM
Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.
Published: Mar 1, 2017 6:01:59 PM
Screening women at high risk of ovarian cancer every four months may reduce the likelihood of them being diagnosed with advanced cancer, according to the results of the UK Familial Ovarian Cancer Screening Study (UK FOCSS), which is led by UCL.
Published: Mar 1, 2017 11:25:07 AM
Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, ‘Tatooine-like’ system has been found for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers.
Published: Feb 27, 2017 4:24:07 PM
UCL is involved in the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) – a major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre.
Published: Feb 23, 2017 1:22:00 PM
People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research by scientists at UCL which involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress.
Published: Feb 23, 2017 11:12:48 AM
A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth’s climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL.
Published: Feb 22, 2017 6:39:38 PM
A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they age.
Published: Feb 22, 2017 11:27:20 AM
The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we’re biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less appealing.
Published: Feb 21, 2017 10:11:03 AM
Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank.
Published: Feb 15, 2017 11:43:30 AM
The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL researchers.
Published: Feb 15, 2017 10:31:30 AM
Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new UCL research that used wireless tracking technology to map social interactions in remote hunter-gatherer populations.
Published: Feb 10, 2017 4:50:36 PM
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Published: Feb 7, 2017 10:37:35 AM
How the natural defence force within our immune system attacks and destroys harmful invaders such as virus-infected and cancerous cells has been visualised in microscopic detail by scientists from UCL, Birkbeck, University of London, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University, Australia.
Published: Feb 7, 2017 10:33:08 AM