University College London

Milk drinking: in our genes?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study led by UCL scientists has found that current genetic data cannot explain why vast swathes of the world can digest milk.

Mar 16, 2010
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Exploring status quo bias in the human brain

The more difficult the decision we face, the more likely we are not to act, according to new research by UCL scientists that examines the neural pathways involved in 'status quo bias' in the human brain.

Mar 15, 2010
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The human brain uses a grid to represent space

'Grid cells' that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments.

Jan 20, 2010
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Drug users know their stuff

Drug users are well informed about the harms associated with the drugs they use, and perceive alcohol and tobacco to be amongst the most dangerous substances, according to a survey by UCL (University College ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Solar winds triggered by magnetic fields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar wind generated by the sun is probably driven by a process involving powerful magnetic fields, according to a new study led by UCL (University College London) researchers based on the ...

Nov 02, 2009
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