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26 April 2016: Meaning of brain scans for ‘pain’ called into question

Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain. More...

22 April 2016: New team to develop radiotherapies that target cancer more effectively

Safer precision radiotherapies that will be able to cure more cancers with fewer side-effects will be available within five years under ambitious new plans for research and treatment at the UCL Cancer Institute and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust. More...

21 April 2016: School affects girls’ chances of being diagnosed with an eating disorder

The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder, finds a new study co-authored by UCL researchers. The results are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. More...

18 April 2016: Brain caught ‘filing’ memories during rest

Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new UCL study in rats. More...

15 April 2016: Nick Lesica has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Nick Lesica from UCL Ear Institute who has been awarded a Senior Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science by the Wellcome Trust which will last for five years. More...

15 April 2016: Rescuing human light-sensors in childhood blindness

Scientists at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have identified the mechanism behind a common inherited cause of severe sight loss in young children. The results also point to a potential new treatment that may be possible to deliver by simple injection to the eye. More...

14 April 2016: Biggest library of bat sounds compiled

The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico – a country which harbours many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of extinction and habitat loss. More...

13 April 2016: Future of donor anonymity threatened by growth of genetic testing

The rise of personal genetic testing and growth of international DNA databases could put an end to anonymous sperm and egg donation as donor-conceived individuals may unintentionally discover biological relatives, according to UCL researchers. More...

7 April 2016: Fruit flies live longer on lithium

Fruit flies live 16% longer than average when given low doses of the mood stabiliser lithium, according to a UCL-led study.
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6 April 2016: Toddlers’ eating habits may harm long-term health

UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.  More...

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