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“Some is good, more is better”: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

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Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL.

Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building

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Francis Crick Institute

The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs. Next to St Pancras station and the British Library, the Crick will be the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in Europe.

Quality not quantity greatest threat to key groundwater source

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The greatest threat to sustainable groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin is contamination and not depletion, according to a study co-authored by UCL researchers and published this week in Nature Geoscience.

Biodiversity falls below ‘safe levels’ globally

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biodiversity hotspots

Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research.

Indian medicine book to be featured on BBC Radio 4

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In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room

In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels through Indian Medicine, the second book by Dr Aarathi Prasad (UCL Grand Challenges), will be BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week from 23 May.

Government research funding ‘to be exempt’ from anti-lobbying restrictions

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Houses of Parliament

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.

Risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses three times higher in refugees

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Refugees on the Macedonian border

A study of 1.3 million people in Sweden found that the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses was three times higher in refugees than in the Swedish-born population.

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