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The moving street art of Argentina that lets citizens look, contemplate and remember

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Tanya Filer (UCL SELCS) looks at how street art in Argentina is used to commemorate tragedies. Read: The Conversation

The politics of science in social media

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Oliver Marsh (UCL Science & Technology Studies) reports on the first Guardian Political Science event held last month at UCL in conjunction with UCL Science & Technology Studies. Read: Guardian

Eighty new genes linked to schizophrenia

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A paper co-authored by Professor David Curtis (UCL Psychiatry) has uncovered 80 previously unknown genes which may put people at risk of developing schizophrenia. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Telegraph, UCL News

Malaria drug could prevent liver cancer

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A study led by Professor Rajiv Jalan (UCL Liver & Digestive Health) has found that an over-the-counter malaria pill could prevent liver cancer and shrink established tumours. Read: Telegraph

Miscarriage leaves partners feeling invisible and without support

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New research by Dr Petra Boynton (UCL Medical School) and the Miscarriage Association has found that partners often feel unable to talk about their feelings of loss and pain following a miscarriage. Read: Telegraph, More: BBC News, Scotsman, The Herald

Tributes paid to world-renowned AIDS researcher

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Professor Andrew Phillips (UCL Infection & Population Health) pays tribute to Professor Joep Lange, a world-renowned Aids researcher who was on board the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight. Read: Independent

Malaysia Airlines crash: Political hostility threatens probe

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) explains how the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine could constitute a war crime if it is proved that a missile was used to directly target the plane. Read: FT

Watching the eclipse

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Dr Lucie Green (UCL Space & Climate Physics) describes watching this summer's total solar eclipse - and explains what scientists can learn from observing such rare phenomenon. Watch: TES

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