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Digesting milk in Ethiopia: A case of multiple genetic adaptations

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Pints of milk

A genetic phenomenon that allows for the selection of multiple genetic mutations that all lead to a similar outcome -- for instance the ability to digest milk -- has been characterised for the first time in humans.

Size of personal space is affected by anxiety

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Crowd

The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as ‘peripersonal space’), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual boundary, has been given physical limits by new research into the relationship between anxiety and personal space.

Winners of inaugural Student Choice Teaching Awards honoured at ceremony

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Seven members of UCL staff have received 2013 Student Choice Teaching Awards, and three are part of SLMS. Their achievements were honoured at the Provost's Teaching Awards ceremony in July. The scheme, run by UCLU, is completely student-led, with students having chosen the categories (Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Support for Teaching and Outstanding Personal Support), set the criteria, and nominated and chosen the winners. 

The secret of male beauty (in turkeys)

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Wild turkey

The essence of male beauty is down to the way males use their genes rather than what genes they have, according to a new study into the sexual attractiveness of turkeys.

MRC Units join UCL

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President & Provost Professor Sir Malcolm Grant and Professor Sir John Savill, chief executive and deputy chair of the Medical Research Council

Three Medical Research Council (MRC) Units will transfer to UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences today and become University Units. 

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