16 April 2015: Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages
Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. More...
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in Cancer Cell. More...
A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...
27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. More...
27 March 2015: UCL translational research incubator at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst reaches capacity with addition of two new projects
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
24 March 2015: ‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes
19 March 2015: The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
10 March 2015: Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
17 February 2015: Yale UCL Poetry competition announces winners for 2014
16 February 2015: UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
12 February 2015: Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment