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Gut health problems like IBS could soon be diagnosed with a tiny sensor that you swallow

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Dr Anton Emmanuel (UCL Liver & Digestive Health) comments on a new sensor you can swallow which could transform how gut diseases are diagnosed and treated. Read: Newsweek

Tick wrapped in spider silk found trapped in amber—a first

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Selina Groh (UCL Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences) comments on a tick wrapped in a spider's web preserved in amber - the first fossil of its kind ever found. Read: National Geographic

Would you go to a Republican doctor?

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Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on an experiment she conducted, testing whether a professional's political leanings affect their clients' views of their expertise. Read: New York Times

Guardian's Science Weekly podcast

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Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Psychology & Language Science) contributes to the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast. Listen: Guardian Science Weekly podcast

Slade Degree Shows

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The Slade Graduate Degree Show is labelled a 'must see', given the UCL Slade School of Art frequently tops polls as best in the country. Read: Evening Standard

Facebook and Google are already facing lawsuits under new data rules

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Michael Veale (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy) comments on how Facebook collects information in the wake of Europe's new data rules. Read: CNN

University College London Press Passes 1 Millionth Open Access Book Download

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UCL Press, the UK's first fully open-access university publisher, has had more than 1 million copies of its books downloaded in the international marketplace. Read: Publishing Perspectives, More: Book Brunch

PET plastic

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comments on the recycling rates of PET plastic. BBC Radio 4 'PM' (from 51 mins 30 secs)

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