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Great Brain Experiment

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Dr Peter Zeidman (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) discusses the Great Brain Experiment, a free mobile app run by neuroscientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Science in Action’

Half-hour breast cancer treatment can replace weeks of radiotherapy

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Professor Michael Baum (UCL General Surgery) comments on intrabeam radiotherapy. Read: Daily Mail

Single-dose radiotherapy eases breast cancer stress

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Professor Jayant Vaidya (UCL General Surgery) has helped develop a new form of radiotherapy which can be given to breast cancer patients during surgery. Read: Times (£)

Creepy crawlies decline as human population soars

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A study co-authored by Dr Ben Collen (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% over the past 35 years, a period in which the human population has doubled. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Herald, Times of India, New Zealand Herald, UCL News

Conversion therapy

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Professor Michael King (UCL Psychiatry) discusses the use of conversion therapies - therapies which claim to change a person's sexuality. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 25 mins 17 secs)

Costa Concordia cruise liner begins journey to the scapyard

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Dr Alistair Greig (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comments on the transportation of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from the island of Giglio to Genoa. Watch: Channel 5 News

Will ever more gowns blight towns?

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Professor Sir Peter Hall (UCL Bartlett) comments on how uncapping student numbers may affect the relationship between universities and their local environment. Read: THE

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a new report by the Science and Technology Committee into variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), saying that vigilance needs to be maintained to prevent the disease's re-emergence through medical infections. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian

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