21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
The support of a romantic partner is often advised for painful medical procedures, but new research from UCL, King’s College London and the University of Hertfordshire finds that this can actually make the pain feel worse. More...
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. More...
16 January 2015: Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk
Four of the nine systems that regulate the interaction between land, ocean, atmosphere, ice-sheets and life on Earth are at risk from destabilisation due to human activity, according to an international team including UCL scientists. More...
15 January 2015: Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million
UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been awarded a grant of £7.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund to develop the Bloomsbury Research Institute, a partnership dedicated to addressing the global challenge of infectious disease. More...
18 December 2014: Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators
18 December 2014: UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
16 December 2014: Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people
15 December 2014: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children
11 December 2014: UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
10 December 2014: Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
4 December 2014: £14M to develop HIV self-testing in southern Africa
1 December 2014: Family history screening misses people at high risk of cancer
28 November 2014: Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease
27 November 2014: Professor David Lomas appointed as new UCL Vice-Provost (Health)
19 November 2014: Improving the lives of dementia carers
18 November 2014: Wellcome Trust unveils new funding framework
18 November 2014: One in ten British men say they have paid for sex
18 November 2014: Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
12 November 2014: Virtual reality helps people to comfort and accept themselves
12 November 2014: Gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future