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Manipulating metabolism

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Dr Nazif Alic (UCL Biosciences) examines if tweaking some of the genes involved in metabolic signalling could help to prolong healthy lifespan and if it could help us live forever. Listen: Naked Scientists

Killer in the brain could help treat Parkinson's

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A team led by Dr Soledad Galli (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has found that the death of synapses in mice may be due to malfunctioning proteins called Wnt proteins, a discovery which could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Read: New Scientist

New viruses 'killing amphibians' in Spain

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Research led by Dr Stephen Price (UCL Genetics Institute) has found a number of closely related viruses causing severe disease and mass deaths in many amphibian species in northern Spain. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, New Scientist, UCL News, Listen: Naked Scientists, More: BBC Radio 2 'Chris Evans Breakfast Show' (from 2 hours 32 mins), BBC Radio Newcastle 'Breakfast' (from 2 hours 3 mins), BBC Radio Devon 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 35 mins)

Curing cancer

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Documentary following four UCLH patients as they take part in advanced cancer treatment trials - from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to the wards of UCLH. Watch: Channel 4, Read: UCL News

Social prescribing

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Dr Helen Chatterjee (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains what ‘social prescribing’ is and why it is being recommended by doctors. Watch: BBC 1 South ‘Inside Out’ (from 24 mins 47m secs)

Whose conservation?

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Professor Georgina Mace (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains that because conservation biology is a mission-driven discipline, it is therefore subject to both drift and the periodic adoption of fads and fashions. Read: Science (£)

Keep UK borders open to future Nobel laureates

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Professor John O’Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) describes Britain’s visa system as a significant obstacle to Britain recruiting the best scientists from abroad. Read: BBC News, More: Financial Times, Independent, Yorkshire Post, Express & Star, Belfast Telegraph, Shropshire Star, Dundee Courier, New York Times, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hours 7 mins)

Nobel Prize for the brain's GPS discovery

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Professor John O'Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - an ‘inner GPS’ - that enables us to orient ourselves. Read: BBC News, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, Times (£), Guardian, ITV News, Financial Times, The Economist, THE, New Scientist, The Conversation, The Week, Scotsman, Nature, Science, Huffington Post, TIME, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, National Post, The Australian, Times of India, UCL News. More: Comprehensive list of coverage

BBSRC unveils £125 million for doctoral training

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UCL will receive part of a £125 million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to fund doctoral training partnerships in the biosciences. Read: THE, More: Yahoo News, UCL News

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