Populations & Lifelong Health News
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
An independent special inquiry to establish the full facts of UCL’s regenerative medicine research and UCL’s relationship to Paolo Macchiarini and the Karolinska Institute has now been formally constituted.
Published: Mar 23, 2017 12:43:00 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
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
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
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