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DNA traces cattle back to a small herd domesticated around 10,500 years ago

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Blond cow

All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, according to a new genetic study.

Women in Science: Nurturing Nobels

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Suffrage Science brooch

UCL scientists were involved in an event that celebrated leading women in science from across the world, held on International Women´s Day (8 March) at the Science Museum's Dana Centre.

Specific antibodies halt Alzheimer’s disease in mice

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Alzheimer's hippocampus

Antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, raising hopes for a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease. 

UCL News podcast - 1 March 2012

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UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening. 

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