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MPs call for police inquiry into bogus 'cancer cures’

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Commenting on video footage obtained from the Spirit of Health Congress, Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) said: “They are selling fake cures that will not only fail to cure cancer, but that will endanger the health of anyone who uses them”. Read: Telegraph

The Business of Genetic Ancestry

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Professor Mark Thomas and Debbie Kennett (both UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explore the scientific lines some genetic ancestry companies cross, when they provide people with stories about their ancient ancestors. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'The Business of Genetic Ancestry', Read: Guardian

Stone tool discovery pushes back dawn of culture by 700,000 years

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Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) says the discovery of the oldest known stone tools is “a very important find” and that he is impressed by the quality of the evidence. Read: Guardian, More: Wall Street Journal

What rats in a maze can teach us about our sense of direction

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PhD student Francis Carpenter and Dr Caswell Barry (both UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) explain how the brain joins local maps together into a single, overarching map when we figure out how places connect geographically. Read: The Conversation

Prince Charles’s letters reveal the extent of his lobbying for dangerous ‘alternative medicine’

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) comments on the publication of Prince Charles’ ‘spider letters’ and specifically his correspondence on alternative medicine. Read: Spectator

Microbes found at bottom of ocean are our long-lost relatives

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains that although we’re getting closer to an archaeal ancestor of the eukaryotes, we can’t call the newly discovered Lokiarchaea a missing link. Read: New Scientist

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