3 July 2015: Old world monkey had tiny, complex brain
The brain of a 15 million year old monkey has been visualized for the first time by a team led by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). The 3D computer model shows that the brain is much smaller and has more folds than expected, supporting the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. More...
Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram
were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or
others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment at
When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has now revealed how this might happen in the brain. More...
26 June 2015: Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. More...
25 June 2015: Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12% longer than average, according to a UCL-led study researching healthy ageing. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, including humans, delaying the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process. More...
24 June 2015: Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
17 June 2015: Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community
16 June 2015: ‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu
3 June 2015: New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
27 May 2015: Dr D. Flemming Hansen wins Marlow Award
21 May 2015: Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby
19 May 2015: Missing molecule prevents puberty
14 May 2015: Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
11 May 2015: Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows 2015
1 May 2015: Royal Society Fellows 2015
23 April 2015: Connecting places causes mental maps to merge