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UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function

A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.

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Daggers, pistols and blood bonds: how the Mafia works

As a former Sicialian Mafia boss living in west London waits to hear if he’ll be extradited to Italy, Professor John Dickie (UCL SELCS) explains what the criminal underworld is really like. Read: Telegraph More...

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Supplies of rare earth materials are still far from secure

Materials essential for technology products such as electric vehicles, wind turbines or hard disks, known as rare earth elements, aren’t becoming any less rare, or any less crucial. In fact, experts at a major rare earths conference in Milan on October 16 – the European Rare Earths Competency Network (ERECON) – agreed supply shortages will continue for the time being. This isn’t just a matter for tech companies: their gloomy outlook should be of crucial importance for the future of international relations, writes Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) in The Conversation. More...