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Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research

The ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedical research have announced their animal research statistics, revealing that they collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research in 2015. More...

Published: Oct 27, 2016 11:09:41 AM


How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?

The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by UCL scientists. More...

Published: Oct 26, 2016 10:35:19 AM

Pinocchio puppets

How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope’

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight. More...

Published: Oct 25, 2016 4:03:55 PM

Dilated pupil

Arousal exerts an unconscious influence on what we see

A new study from UCL researchers finds that subtle, unconscious increases in arousal – indicated by a faster heartbeat and dilated pupils – shape our confidence for visual experiences.  More...

Published: Oct 25, 2016 10:16:35 AM

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‘Middle England’ faces lowest psychosis risk

The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighbourhoods, finds a new study by UCL and the University of Cambridge. More...

Published: Oct 24, 2016 5:24:25 PM

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