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Cold stimulus on the crossed middle finger

Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 5:24:06 PM

Approximate geographic sampling location of donor (circles) and recipient (diamonds) populations analyzed.

Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...

Published: Mar 24, 2015 5:01:13 PM

Man on scales

Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life

Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...

Published: Mar 24, 2015 10:37:30 AM

Peacock

‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes

‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species’ genome. Although minor, these genetic flaws may limit how well future generations can adapt to changing environments.  More...

Published: Mar 24, 2015 9:16:29 AM

Parliament

Lack of government data-sharing hindering social mobility research

Better sharing of routinely collected data could accelerate progress towards improving social mobility and reducing child poverty, as well as generate significant financial savings, according to a new UCL report published today. More...

Published: Mar 20, 2015 12:41:36 PM


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