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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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...

Published: Oct 1, 2015 12:48:28 PM

Polio Vaccination Campaign in South Sudan

Islamist insurgency strongly influences where polio occurs

Islamist insurgency has had a strong effect on where polio cases occur since 2011, potentially as a reaction to the use of counterinsurgency strategies, according to new research led by UCL. More...

Published: Sep 30, 2015 2:28:15 PM

Photogram #2 by Eleanor Morgan

Animals built of glass inspire art exhibition at the UCL Grant Museum

‘Glass Delusions’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL featuring works by the Museum’s Artist in Residence, Eleanor Morgan. Using prints, drawings, videos and objects Morgan explores the slippery boundary between living and non-living materials. More...

Published: Sep 29, 2015 1:04:42 PM


Having the ‘right’ connections only gets you so far

Working with a highly reputable corporate leader helps managers get promoted to senior positions in the short term, but such a career boost is balanced in the longer-term as competitive job markets, including professional sports, punish those managers who initially benefited. More...

Published: Sep 25, 2015 10:21:19 AM


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...

Published: Sep 18, 2015 8:36:22 AM

Holding hands

Why other people's skin always feels softer

Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 10 present evidence that this experience may often be an illusion. More...

Published: Sep 11, 2015 5:17:37 PM