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NHS and Chinese Medicine

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC RAdio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs)

Give primary school pupils lessons on drugs

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Professor Simon Gibbons (UCL Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry), a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, has recommended a broader drugs education in primary and middle schools. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Express & Star

Conservation should protect the most genetically unique species, not just the most rare

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Dr David Redding (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) discusses a new approach to conservation which looks at the genetic uniqueness of endangered species. Read: The Conversation

Muscle paralysis eased by light-sensitive stem cells

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A team co-led by Professor Linda Greensmith (UCL Neurology) has found that flashes of light can be used to stimulate modified neurons and restore movement to paralysed muscles. Read: Daily Mail, More: New Scientist, UCL News

NHS acupuncture

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) discusses the NHS's adoption of acupuncture following Jeremy Hunt's indication that the NHS may look at integrating traditional Chinese medical treatments. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'World at One' (from 41 minutes), More: Telegraph, Listen: BBC Three Counties 'Roberto Perrone' (from 1 hour 7 minutes)

Horizon: Living with Autism

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On the eve of National Autism Day, BBC Horizon reveals how Professor Uta Frith’s (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience) lifetime study of people with autism has transformed our understanding of this mysterious condition. Watch: BBC Two ‘Horizon: Living with Autism’

Bang Goes the Theory: Ageing

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Professor David Gems (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) discusses his research using C. elegans roundworms and how this can help us understand what ageing is. Watch: BBC One 'Bang Goes the Theory' (from 25 minutes)

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