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19 November 2014: 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...
18 November 2014: Wellcome Trust unveils new funding framework
The Wellcome Trust are making several changes to the schemes they offer, including a new funding mechanism for collaborative research by teams, and the introduction of seed grants to support researchers who want to develop original and innovative ideas. More...
18 November 2014: 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...
18 November 2014: 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...
12 November 2014: Virtual reality helps people to comfort and accept themselves
Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of contentment in naturally self-critical individuals. The scientists behind the MRC-funded study say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions including depression. More...
12 November 2014: Gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future
6 November 2014: Cause of organ damage after heart attack and stroke found
4 November 2014: SLMS Education Awards 2014/2015
29 October 2014: UCL-Lancet Commission argues that “health is as much about caring as it is about curing”
27 October 2014: Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births
23 October 2014: UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
23 October 2014: Simplifying TB treatments to improve patients’ lives
23 October 2014: How glands expand to fight off disease
21 October 2014: UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
17 October 2014: Myelin vital for learning new practical skills
17 October 2014: Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses
14 October 2014: Oral health problems in elite athletes ‘must be addressed’
13 October 2014: UCL Prize Lecture for Clinical Science now online
6 October 2014: Nobel Prize for Professor John O’Keefe