23 April 2015: Connecting places causes mental maps to merge
Realising how places connect geographically causes local maps in the brain to join, forming one big map which helps with planning future journeys, finds a new UCL study. More...
20 April 2015: Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections
Bodies found in a 200 year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team involving UCL scientists. More...
Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre. On average, this means that a mixed classroom of 30 children today is likely to contain one more girl with emotional difficulties than a comparable class 5 years ago. More...
16 April 2015: Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages
Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. More...
13 April 2015: Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...
8 April 2015: Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive
27 March 2015: New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene
27 March 2015: UCL translational research incubator at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst reaches capacity with addition of two new projects
26 March 2015: Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain
24 March 2015: Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
24 March 2015: Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
24 March 2015: ‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes
19 March 2015: The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
10 March 2015: Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
6 March 2015: How drinking behaviour changes through the years
25 February 2015: PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection