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Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

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Professor Sarah Tabrizi (UCL Institute of Neurology) has led a groundbreaking trial, showing the potential for an experimental drug to slow the progression of Huntington's. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, BBC News, Telegraph, Reuters, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Sun, Metro, iNews, Express, BBC News (2)

Why is giving birth so hard?

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Research by Professor Jonathan Wells (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) is cited in a discussion on the 'obstetrical dilemma'. Read: Atlantic

Benefits of singing

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Professor Graham Welch (UCL Institute of Education) discussed the benefits of singing, as well as his research into singing behaviour and development with hearing-impaired children. Watch: BBC News 'Breakfast' (from 2 hrs 38 mins 48 secs)

The best King we never had

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Dr Emma Whipday (UCL English) discusses 'Oberon, the Faery Prince' in the context of a programme about Scottish prince Henry Fredrick Stuart. Watch: BBC Two 'The Best King We Never Had' (from 28 mins 10 secs)

Will the UK get a Brexit deal on research? That's the €160bn question

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Dr Ludovic Highman (UCL Institute of Education) writes that eighteen months have passed since the EU referendum and the government's position on science and research is no clearer. Read: The Guardian 

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals

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Paul Ayris (Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services) comments on the 'direction of travel' for scholarly publishing. Read: Nature

This test will reveal your risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes

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UCL has been involved in designing a 'Heart Age Test' which had been taken by 1.2 million people as of September 2017. Read: The Daily Express

Stay at home parents 'have worse mental health'

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Professor Jenny Head (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) says stay at home mothers and fathers are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. Read: The Telegraph 

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