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Corneal stem cell transplants help acid attack victims

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Dr Alex Shortt (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) speaks about how his research into corneal stem cell transplants has helped acid attack victims. Watch: ITV Tonight 'Acid Attacks: How Scared Should We Be?' (from 18 mins 14 secs)

France’s political extremes have fallen on hard times

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Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society) comments on the political efficacy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the left-wing French politician. Read: The Economist

Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults

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Dr Nina Rogers (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Dr Dorina Cadar (UCL Behavioural Science & Health) author research linking dementia to frailty in older adults. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News, Express

Brain training game linked to lower dementia risk a decade later

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Professor Rob Howard (UCL Psychiatry) casts doubt on whether just a few hours of cognitive training can actually affect whether someone has dementia years later. Read: New Scientist

Depression link between fathers and teenage children

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A study led by Dr Gemma Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) and co-authored by Professor Glyn Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) shows adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, Daily Mail

Austerity linked to 120,000 extra deaths in England

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Research co-authored by Dr Wulan Wulaningsih (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science), Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) and Dr Mahiben Maruthappu (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) finds spending constraints in health and social care to be associated with a substantial mortality gap. Read: Independent, More: Daily Mail, Sun, Times (£)

How children make friends across difference

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Dr Humera Iqbal (UCL Institute of Education) speaks about her research, looking at how children make friends across difference in diverse London primary schools. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'A Culture of Encounter' (from 12 mins 41 secs)

Human skills will prevail in world of AI

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Professor Rose Luckin (UCL Institute of Education) underscores the prevailing importance of human skills as AI is discussed in the context of teaching. Read: The Australian (£)

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