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Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

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Professor Simon Gibbons (UCL School of Pharmacy) comments on the ingenuity and complexity of organic molecules produced by eons of evolution. Read: New York Times

We’ve destroyed one-tenth of Earth’s wilderness in just 2 decades

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Dr Tim Newbold (UCL Biosciences) comments on a new study finding that between 1993 and 2009, areas free of human disturbance declined by 10% globally. Read: Science

UCL researchers reverse memory loss in mice

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Professor Patricia Salinas (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) comments on her study about a key mechanism underlying the loss of nerve connectivity in the brain, and how the findings could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Read: i News, More: Forbes, UCL News

Oldest fossils on Earth discovered in 3.7bn-year-old Greenland rocks

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says evidence there was life on Earth 3.7 billion years ago ties in with recent revelations that the planet wasn’t as inhospitable in that eon as previously believed. Read: The Guardian

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