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Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes

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A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology.

Two children in every class experience language disorders

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School children

Approximately two children in each Year 1 class will experience a clinically significant language disorder that impacts learning, according to a UCL-led study on language impairment at school entry age.

Three UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society

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FRS 2016

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

Why bad experiences are remembered out of context

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Hippocampus

Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.

Recruitment opens for Director of the UCL Ear Institute

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UCL invites applications for the post of Director of the Ear Institute (EI) from candidates of international standing, with an outstanding track record and excellent research profile in auditory and/or vestibular research combined with significant experience of academic and strategic management. The person appointed will be a charismatic leader with clear vision and a strong strategist who will foster and build on the excellence of the Ear Institute.

UCL Drug Discovery Institute launch

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Prof Paul Whiting

The Alzheimer’s Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute was launched at an event last Wednesday 4 May as part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance.

Time course of memory relocation revealed

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Hippocampus

The time-dependent role of the hippocampus in memory storage has been revealed through new research led by UCL and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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