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For stressed fish, it's not all going swimmingly

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Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has commented on recent research which reveal striking similarities between the layout and chemistry of a fish's brain with that of a human's. Read: Times (£)

New contraceptive pill guidance says pill should be taken every day

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Professor John Guillebaud (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine), who specialises in family planning and reproductive health, says that a seven-day break during a woman's monthly cycle was created 60 years ago and has no scientific backing. Read: Daily Mail

New treatment could instantly and dramatically reduce the number of people getting HIV, study shows

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Dr Valentina Cambiano (UCL Infection & Population Health) comments on the impact that PrEP could have on treating men with HIV. Read: Independent 

Reel history: Pioneering partners in the use of film to reveal the recent past

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Henry K. Miller (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) has written about the Slade's involvement in film-historical research in the 1960s. Read: Times Literary Supplement

Hugs best way to combat loneliness, research reveals

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Mariana von Mohr (UCL Clinical, Education & Health Psychology) has led a study on the power of touch in human relations, revealing how gentle stroking can reduce feelings of social exclusion. Read: Evening Standard, More: UCL News, Daily Mail

Edward Allington obituary

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Professor Edward Allington (UCL Slade School of Fine Art), leading British sculptor has passed away aged 66. Read: Telegraph(£)

Who killed Crimewatch? By presenter Nick Ross

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Nick Ross (UCL Security and Crime Sciences) reflects on the rise and fall of Crimewatch, commenting on the legacy that lives on through the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Sciences, UCL. Read: Mail Online, More: Guardian, 

Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport

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John Bingham-Hall (UCL STEaPP) writes about a project that explores how techniques used by dancers could offer engineers and urban planners new ideas in city-making. Read: The Conversation

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