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Life Sciences Dec 14
Life Sciences
A UCL-led research team has identified a rare mutation that causes one family to have unusually low sensitivity to pain. The researchers hope the findings, published today in Brain , could be used to identify new treatments for chronic pain.
Medicine Dec 8
Medicine

Social stress factors such as loneliness and being unemployed, in addition to conventional risks such as smoking and high blood pressure, are associated with higher risks of developing heart disease, according to a new UCL-led study.

Education Dec 7
Education

Higher educational attainment is associated with a "significantly lower" chance of people suffering Alzheimer's, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.

Astronomy Dec 6
Astronomy

Two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5% of its current age, have been identified by an international team involving UCL scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array†(ALMA).

Social Sciences Dec 5
Social Sciences

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals.

History Dec 7
History

Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.

Medicine Dec 7
Medicine

A UCL-led interdisciplinary research consortium, i-sense 'IRC Next Steps',†has been allocated more than £3.8m in government funding for pioneering developments of agile early warning sensing systems for infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.

Medicine Dec 6
Medicine

Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL, King's College London and the University of Cambridge.

Medicine Dec 5
Medicine

Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people's prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.




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