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Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance

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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.

Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers

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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.

Alien species on the rise globally

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The number of alien species is increasing globally, and does not show any sign of saturation, finds an international team involving UCL researchers.

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks

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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.

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

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E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.  

Immune system defence force captured in action

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How the natural defence force within our immune system attacks and destroys harmful invaders such as virus-infected and cancerous cells has been visualised in microscopic detail by scientists from UCL, Birkbeck, University of London, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University, Australia.

'Brute force' can overcome antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics can still kill drug-resistant bacteria if they 'push' hard enough into bacterial cells, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

New non-invasive test to detect bladder cancer could spare patients cystoscopy

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A new test for bladder cancer could enable GPs to test a urine sample and spare patients the discomfort of a cystoscopy in hospital, according to UCL research published today in Clinical Epigenetics.

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU Friends of Israel event

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UCL has today published the outcome of its investigation into events that took place around the UCLU Friends of Israel Society meeting on 27th October 2016. The full report can be read here.

Gene key for chemically reprogramming human stem cells

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Scientists have discovered the gene essential for chemically reprogramming human amniotic stem cells into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells, in research led by UCL and Heinrich Heine University.

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