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30 August 2013: Lesbian and gay young people twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published in BMJ Open. Lesbian and gay young people were also more likely to drink alcohol frequently and more hazardously. More...

30 August 2013: Digesting milk in Ethiopia: A case of multiple genetic adaptations

A genetic phenomenon that allows for the selection of multiple genetic mutations that all lead to a similar outcome -- for instance the ability to digest milk -- has been characterised for the first time in humans. More...

28 August 2013: Size of personal space is affected by anxiety

The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as ‘peripersonal space’), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual boundary, has been given physical limits by new research into the relationship between anxiety and personal space. More...

23 August 2013: Playing video games can boost brain power

Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from UCL and Queen Mary University of London. More...

22 August 2013: Half of all UK seven-year-olds not getting enough exercise

Half of all UK seven-year-olds are sedentary for between six and seven waking hours per day and half are not doing the recommended daily minimum of one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity, according to the latest findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. More...

16 August 2013: Winners of inaugural Student Choice Teaching Awards honoured at ceremony

Seven members of UCL staff have received 2013 Student Choice Teaching Awards, and three are part of SLMS. Their achievements were honoured at the Provost's Teaching Awards ceremony in July. The scheme, run by UCLU, is completely student-led, with students having chosen the categories (Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support), set the criteria, and nominated and chosen the winners. 
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16 August 2013: The secret of male beauty (in turkeys)

The essence of male beauty is down to the way males use their genes rather than what genes they have, according to a new study into the sexual attractiveness of turkeys. More...

15 August 2013: Prestigious NIHR Research Professorship awarded to Persis Amrolia

Following an extremely competitive application process, Persis Amrolia of the UCL Institute of Child Health has been awarded a prestigious National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship. More...

12 August 2013: Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's disease

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. More...

12 August 2013: New treatment may work with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) are investigating a new treatment that could work alongside folic acid to boost its effectiveness and prevent a greater proportion of neural tube defects – such as spina bifida – in early pregnancy.
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