UK supermarkets Iceland, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose have today pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre at UCL. More...
1 October 2015: UCL professor wins Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2015
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has today been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for her research on understanding emotional and social brain development during adolescence. The award will be presented on 4 December 2015, at an award ceremony at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. More...
29 September 2015: Q&A with Dr. Chloe Park - ESC Young Investigator winner
Our research group moved to UCL less than 2 years ago. A key attraction for us was the close links that ICS has with longitudinal studies (cohorts) based at UCL, particularly through omic platforms and cross cohort analysis. Our group has enriched this relationship by bringing our non-invasive cardiovascular physiology measures to clinical and cohort studies here. More...
29 September 2015: London Project to Cure Blindness
A pioneering trial of a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has commenced at Moorfields Eye Hospital following a successful operation on a patient. More...
18 September 2015: How the Inuit adapted to Ice Age living and a high-fat diet
Greenland natives – the Inuit – have mutations in genes that control how the body uses fat which provides the clearest evidence to date that human populations are adapted to particular diets according to new UCL research. The genetic differences allow the Inuit to physically adapt to survive Arctic conditions and live healthily on a traditional diet which is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from marine mammal fat. More...
11 September 2015: Why other people's skin always feels softer
10 September 2015: NFL fans and ESPN reporters overly optimistic about team prospects
10 September 2015: Possible evidence for human transmission of Alzheimer’s pathology
4 September 2015: Children of more caring, less controlling parents live happier lives
2 September 2015: Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities
20 August 2015: Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke
16 July 2015: Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis
14 July 2015: Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
14 July 2015: Major new research study on the impact of system-wide reorganisation of cancer services
3 July 2015: Old world monkey had tiny, complex brain
26 June 2015: Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future
25 June 2015: Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
24 June 2015: Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence