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26 May 2017: People match confidence levels to make decisions in groups

When trying to make a decision with another person, people tend to match their confidence levels, which can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other, finds a new study led by UCL and University of Oxford researchers. More...

24 May 2017: Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade 

The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales – an increase of 25% from 2015 (equivalent to an additional 560,000 people) over a decade, according to a study involving Professor Eric Brunner (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health), published today in The Lancet Public Health journal. More...

23 May 2017: Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests a new study led by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers, published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). More...

15 May 2017: BMI not the only reliable indicator of heart disease

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study. More...

10 May 2017: Pharmacy centre launched

A new partnership between UCL and UCLH could transform patient care around the world by making medicines safer and easier to take. More...

9 May 2017: Trial to investigate if statins could become multiple sclerosis treatment

A UCL researcher is leading a phase 3 trial involving more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to investigate whether simvastatin could become a treatment for the condition.  More...

8 May 2017: Four UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Four UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science. More...

8 May 2017: Three UCL SLMS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Three UCL SLMS researchers have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  More...

8 May 2017: UCL’s Institute for Women’s Health achieves the only departmental Athena SWAN Gold award in current round

UCL continues to soar in the Athena SWAN rankings with a Gold award for the Institute for Women’s Health, the only one awarded in this round in the UK.  More...

4 May 2017: Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new ‘loci’

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London. More...

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