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Ageing population could boost economy

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Older people are a benefit, rather than a burden, to the economy and society according to a new report from the UCL School of Pharmacy.

New insight into pain mechanisms

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Researchers in the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research have made a discovery which could help the development of analgesic drugs able to treat nerve damage-related pain.

UCL News podcast – 18 April 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. 

Pigeons’ homing skill not down to iron-rich beak cells

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The theory that pigeons’ famous skill at navigation is down to iron-rich nerve cells in their beaks has been disproved by a new study published in Nature.

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