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Is the 'longevity gene' nearing the end of its life?

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C Elegans


Sirtuins, proteins believed to significantly increase lifespan in a number of organisms – and the claimed target of some anti-ageing creams – do not, in fact, affect animal longevity, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Union.

UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants available

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UCL Grand Challenges

Up to £5,000 per project is available to UCL staff through the 2011 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme. The closing date for applications is 18 November 2011.

Babies distinguish pain from touch at 35-37 weeks

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Premature baby

Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35-37 weeks gestation – just before an infant would normally be born – according to new research.

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