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The Orwell Prize moves to UCL

Prestigious political writing award The Orwell Prize has moved to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies. More...

Published: Oct 20, 2016 8:51:21 AM


Toddlers’ food fussiness is heavily influenced by genes

Toddlers’ fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL. More...

Published: Oct 14, 2016 9:57:14 AM

Dr Marco Devero demonstrating the technique

Scientists discover how we sense 'stiffness'

Every day, people use their hands effortlessly to assess an object's stiffness, like the ripeness of a piece of fruit. For the first time an international team of scientists led by UCL, have discovered the area in the brain where stiffness perception is formed. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could aid rehabilitation in patients with sensory impairments. More...

Published: Oct 13, 2016 11:08:12 AM

Professor Orazio Attanasio

UCL economist receives Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Jacobs Foundation have awarded Professor Orazio Attanasio, Head of UCL Economics and Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), 1 million Swiss francs for his use of economic models and field experiments to assess and shape early child development programs and policies in low income countries. More...

Published: Oct 12, 2016 9:50:03 AM


Narrowing the window on sterile neutrinos

A major international collaboration between the MINOS experiment, which involves UCL scientists, and the Daya Bay experiment has today announced results which shed new light on one of the most pressing questions in particle physics – do sterile neutrinos exist? More...

Published: Oct 8, 2016 3:34:00 PM

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