6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to UCL research published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine. Doctors are seeing a growing number of cases of alcohol misuse among the elderly and this finding supports concerns that older people might be abusing alcohol. More...
The fossil of Homo habilis, or ‘handy man’, has undergone state-of-the-art computer reconstruction, revealing new information about its jaw shape which indicates the species has older evolutionary roots than previously thought and shows that three different Homo species existed between 2.1 and 1.6 million years ago, according to UCL researchers who led the study. More...
New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. More...
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection
Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England. More...
People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. More...
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
5 February 2015: New biomarkers to spot pancreatic cancer early
29 January 2015: Cancer fear can impact screening uptake
21 January 2015: Having a romantic partner present can make pain feel worse
20 January 2015: Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
16 January 2015: Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk
15 January 2015: Bloomsbury Research Institute awarded £7.5 million
19 December 2014: Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body
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