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University College London is Accidentally Running a Huge “Pirate” Movie Site

University College London, the third largest in the UK with an annual income of £1.3 billion, is offering a massive trove of copyrighted content to the public. In addition to hundreds of Hollywood and international movies, servers at...Show More Summary

Storytellers promoted co-operation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

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Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new University College London study reveals. The research shows that hunter-gatherer storytellers were essential in promoting co-operative...Show More Summary

Massive Venezuela petroglyphs mapped for the first time

Large rock art panels discovered recently on islands in the Atures Rapids in the Amazonas region of western Venezuela have been thoroughly mapped and studied for the first time by researchers from University College London (UCL). The engraved images of animals, people and symbols were carved by local people up to 2,000 years ago. (Shortly […]

Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

(University College London) 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.

Psychosis incidence highly variable internationally

(University College London) 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, and published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in older adults

DURHAM, N.C. -- Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in adults over 60, according to a new study led by scientists at Imperial College London and Duke University. The findings, published Dec. Show More Summary

Ultrasound Imaging Needle Set to Transform Heart Surgery

Researchers in London have published details of a revolutionary new cardiology needle capable of imaging the heart’s soft tissues from within. The team from University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) used the new all-optical ultrasound imaging system for heart surgery in pigs, successfully capturing high-resolution images up to 2.5cm away […]

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery

(University College London) Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The revolutionary technology...Show More Summary

The story of the Elephant Man re-told in an immersive Whitechapel audio tour app

(Queen Mary University of London) The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called 'Elephant Man', takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.

Rising levels of HIV drug resistance

(University College London) HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10 percent in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date...Show More Summary

Global longitudinal study confirms obesity increases dementia risk

(University College London) People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new UCL-led study.

Behavior not indicative of pain in stressed babies

(University College London) In stressed newborn babies, behavior alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research.The study, published today in Current Biology and funded by the Medical Research Council...Show More Summary

Machine Learning and Computer Simulations to Help Detect Effects of Drugs on Brain

Researchers at University College London are attempting to combine knowledge and models about the brain with clinical trial data, with the ultimate goal of discovering new drug therapies that would otherwise be undetected. The researchers hope to use machine learning techniques that can process lots of data to find correlations that can be spotted in […]

Why we cry — the evolutionary science behind our natural reaction

Professor Sophie Scott of University College London studies cognitive neuroscience of human communication. She is well-known for her TED Talk called, "Why We Laugh." We asked her to explain why humans cry. Following is a transcript of...Show More Summary

There are two types of laughter — here's the difference between them

Professor Sophie Scott of University College London studies cognitive neuroscience of human communication. She is well-known for her TED Talk called, "Why We Laugh." We asked her to explain the difference between the types of laughter we use in social situations. Show More Summary

Study suggests some population shifts during early and late Holocene were due to climate changes

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from University College London and the University of Plymouth, both in the U.K., has found evidence that suggests at least some of the population shifts that have occurred over the past several thousand years in Britain and Ireland were likely due to climate change rather than human activities. Show More Summary

Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis

(University College London) A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research published in PLOS Medicine, from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment

(Queen Mary University of London) A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Teenage depression linked to father's depression

(University College London) Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves, finds a new Lancet Psychiatry study led by UCL researchers.

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