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26 February 2014: Climate change causes high, but predictable, extinction risks 

Judging the effects of climate change on extinction may be easier than previously thought, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. More...

23 February 2014: Climate change won't reduce winter deaths

Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought.  More...

21 February 2014: £10 million funding for pioneering brain tumour research programmes

The Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit at the UCL Cancer Institute is one of three pioneering research programmes to benefit from an unprecedented £10 million in funding. Grants from The Brain Tumour Charity totalling £5million will fund the research programmes and are being matched by other charitable and public sources. The milestone investment paves the way to transform the diagnosis and treatment of both childhood and adult brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of people under 40. More...

17 February 2014: Why tackling appetite could hold the key to preventing childhood obesity

A heartier appetite is linked to more rapid infant growth and to genetic predisposition to obesity, according to two papers published in JAMA Pediatrics today. More...

14 February 2014: Promising new treatment for respiratory syndrome

A new treatment for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome has seen mortality rates plummet by about 80 per cent. More...

14 February 2014: Interactive map of human genetic history revealed

A global map detailing the genetic histories of 95 different populations across the world, showing likely genetic impacts of European colonialism, the Arab slave trade, the Mongol Empire and European traders near the Silk Road mixing with people in China, has been revealed for the first time. More...

13 February 2014: Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. More...

12 February 2014: €3.5m to improve diagnosis of balance disorders

GPs and other doctors will be equipped with a new, online information system to help diagnose and treat a range of balance disorders, thanks to €3.5m European Union funding for EMBalance. More...

6 February 2014: Brain asymmetry improves processing of sensory information

Fish that have symmetric brains show defects in processing information about sights and smells, according to the results of a new study into how asymmetry in the brain affects processing of sensory information. More...

6 February 2014: UCL to benefit from £8.9m medical bioinformatics grant

The Minister for Science and Universities, the Rt Hon David Willetts, announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) has made an investment of £8.9 million to a consortium of institutions, comprising UCL, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. More...

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