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Brain's "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand

The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM

Gut bacteria

How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity

The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients. More...

Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:02:48 PM

Happy seniors

Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL. More...

Published: Apr 12, 2017 10:42:30 AM

Peripheral vision test image: clocks left and right

Everyone has different 'bad spots' in their vision

The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their centre of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right. More...

Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:46:01 AM


Collaborating AI learns to play StarCraft

Multiple artificial intelligence (AI) agents have learned to work together to play StarCraft, a science fiction combat video game, by using two-way communication according to a team from UCL and Alibaba Group. More...

Published: Apr 10, 2017 10:49:08 AM

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