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21 February 2017: Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance
The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we’re biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less appealing. More...
15 February 2017: Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers
Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank. More...
15 February 2017: Alien species on the rise globally
The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL researchers. More...
10 February 2017: Key friendships vital for effective human social networks
Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new UCL research that used wireless tracking technology to map social interactions in remote hunter-gatherer populations. More...
7 February 2017: E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. More...
7 February 2017: Immune system defence force captured in action
3 February 2017: 'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance
31 January 2017: Launch of joint UCL and Arsenal literacy initiative attended by Education Secretary
31 January 2017: UCL publishes investigation into UCLU Friends of Israel event
30 January 2017: Gene key for chemically reprogramming human stem cells
18 January 2017: Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline
13 January 2017: Mapping movements of alien bird species
11 January 2017: Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age
10 January 2017: High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies
10 January 2017: New model predicts when people are willing to try new things
6 January 2017: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2017
21 December 2016: Sex cells evolved to pass on quality mitochondria
20 December 2016: Gene discovery helps children with movement disorder walk again
20 December 2016: Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer
16 December 2016: UCL Bartlett School of Architecture opens new home
14 December 2016: New £250m UK Dementia Research Institute to be led from UCL
14 December 2016: Study sheds light on the function of the penis bone in male competition