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Older person

Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body

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Published: Dec 19, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Homing signal in the brain

Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators

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Published: Dec 18, 2014 5:40:00 PM

UCL number 1 REF

UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014

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Published: Dec 18, 2014 12:00:07 AM

Snow White

Main characters more likely to die in kids' cartoons than in films for adults

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Published: Dec 17, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Older person

Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people

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Published: Dec 16, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Education fair in Egypt

Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

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Published: Dec 15, 2014 9:40:00 AM

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UCL launches dedicated animal research information website

UCL has today launched a new public information website on animal research, describing how and why animals are used across the university. More...

Published: Dec 11, 2014 10:58:06 AM

Statins

Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines

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Published: Dec 10, 2014 9:40:00 AM

Ofunato after 2011 tsunami

EPICentre release new Japan Tsunami model with Willis Re & Tohoku University

Researchers at the EPICentre Research Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) that investigates risk to society and infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards, have released a new Japan Tsunami model to advance the industry’s understanding of catastrophic tsunami losses. More...

Published: Dec 5, 2014 2:46:30 PM

Clinic

£14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa

A partnership involving UCL has been awarded £14M to accelerate access to simple self-tests in African countries. Self-testing for HIV using rapid diagnostic kits is becoming increasingly widely used, allowing high-risk people to test their own HIV status in private. More...

Published: Dec 4, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Eve Appeal

Family history screening misses people at high risk of cancer

UCL research into the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population show that only assessing family history misses half of the people with the mutation. More...

Published: Dec 1, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Image showing how tetanus neurotoxin (red) binds to areas rich in nidogen-2 (green)

Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease

The way that tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells has been discovered by UCL scientists, who showed that this process can be blocked, offering a potential therapeutic intervention for tetanus. This newly-discovered pathway could be exploited to deliver therapies to the nervous system, opening up a whole new way to treat neurological disorders such as motor neuron disease and peripheral neuropathies. More...

Published: Nov 28, 2014 9:10:00 AM

Professor David Lomas

Professor David Lomas appointed as new UCL Vice-Provost (Health)

UCL is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Lomas to the role of Vice-Provost (Health), replacing Professor Sir John Tooke, from 1st August 2015. More...

Published: Nov 27, 2014 1:14:32 PM

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Laser scanning accurately ‘weighs’ trees

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Published: Nov 21, 2014 1:35:15 PM

Dementia patient

Improving the lives of dementia carers

A psychological intervention that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve wellbeing at no extra cost to standard care, finds new UCL research published in Lancet Psychiatry. More...

Published: Nov 19, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Red light district

One in ten British men say they have paid for sex

11% of men in Britain report ever paying for sex and 3.6% report paying for sex in the past five years, finds a UCL-led study funded by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Example choice presented to participants

Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit

A UCL-led experiment on 80 pairs of adults found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Man on scales

Britain's obese in denial about their weight

A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as “obese”, and many would not even describe themselves as “very overweight”, according to research by UCL and Cancer Research UK published in BMJ Open. More...

Published: Nov 14, 2014 10:10:00 AM

The Experiment

The Experiment: a new model for scientific research?

A new model for scientific research is being piloted by UCL neuroscientists, who will be launching ‘The Experiment’ on Monday 24 November at a secret underground venue in Clerkenwell. More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Older person

Sense of meaning and purpose in life linked to longer lifespan

A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30% less likely to die during the average eight and a half year follow-up period than those with the least wellbeing. More...

Published: Nov 6, 2014 4:20:00 PM

Immigration

Positive economic impact of UK immigration from the European Union: new evidence

European immigrants to the UK have paid more in taxes than they received in benefits, helping to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contributing to the financing of public services – according to new research by the UCL Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). More...

Published: Nov 5, 2014 9:48:59 AM

Blood for transplant

UCL awarded £4.2 million for stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy

UCL has been awarded £4.2 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund a Blood and Transplant Research Unit for stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy, due to launch in October 2015. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2014 3:56:00 PM

Hair sampling diagram

Drug tests on mothers’ hair links recreational drug use to birth defects

Drug tests on 517 mothers in English inner city hospitals found that nearly 15% had taken recreational drugs during pregnancy and that mothers of babies with birth defects of the brain were significantly more likely to have taken drugs than mothers with normal babies. The study found no significant links between recreational drug use and any other type of birth defect. More...

Published: Nov 3, 2014 4:20:00 PM

As part of the Ebola sensitization, UNICEF asked community members to repeat what they have learned about Ebola

UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing”

The systematic neglect of culture is the single biggest barrier to advancing the highest attainable standard of health worldwide, say the authors of a major new report on culture and health, led by Professor David Napier, a leading medical anthropologist from UCL and published in The Lancet. More...

Published: Oct 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Ultrasound scan of foetus

Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births

Scientists from UCL and Queen Mary University of London have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM) which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide. More...

Published: Oct 27, 2014 12:00:00 PM