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Top geneticist subject of inquiry into research errors

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UCL has received an anonymous allegation of potential research misconduct concerning UCL staff and is conducting a procedural investigation into the allegations. Read: Independent

Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

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Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail

Psychologists seek roots of terror

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A team led by Dr Noemie Bouhana (UCL Security & Crime Science) hopes to develop a computer model of the processes underlying radicalization and subsequent terrorist attacks. Read: Nature

Genome hunter: Rare diseases make people want to help

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Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read: New Scientist

Spoon me: how cutlery design can blow your tastebuds away

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Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making) discusses the science of spoons and how different metals can alter how food tastes. Read: Guardian

'Stiff upper lip' means patients ignore signs of cancer

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A study led by Dr Katrina Whitaker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that people may dismiss red-flag cancer warning symptoms as trivial because they worry about wasting a doctor’s time. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, BBC News, Yorkshire Post, Huffington Post, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Morning Call' (from 37 mins 34 secs)

London needs homes, not towers of ‘safe-deposit boxes’

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) questions whether too many new properties in London are simply designed as places for the super-rich to park their cash. Read: Guardian

Little Mina saved by 3D printer heart

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Professor Andrew Taylor (UCL Cardiovascular Imaging Group) has been printing 3D models of patients’ hearts to help young patients, and their parents, understand a diagnosis. Read: Sunday Times (£)

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