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Mapping movements of alien bird species

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Parakeet

The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies

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Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to a UCL-led team of researchers.

New model predicts when people are willing to try new things

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Supermarket shelves

A new model to predict when people are most likely to try different products has been developed by scientists at UCL and dunnhumby, a customer science company.

Sex cells evolved to pass on quality mitochondria

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Future-Element-I

Mammals immortalise their genes through eggs and sperm to ensure future generations inherit good quality mitochondria to power the body’s cells, according to new UCL research.

Gene discovery helps children with movement disorder walk again

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UCL researchers have discovered a new genetic cause for dystonia, a movement disorder, enabling treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation which has been so successful that children have been able to walk again.

Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer

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Professor Mark Emberton

A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new UCL-led phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The trial was funded by STEBA Biotech which holds the commercial license for the treatment.

Neglect and abuse in childhood could have long-term economic consequences

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People who suffer neglect and abuse in childhood are much more likely to have time off work due to long-term sickness and less likely to own their own homes when they reach middle age than their peers, according to new research undertaken at UCL.

UCL Bartlett School of Architecture opens new home

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New £250m UK Dementia Research Institute to be led from UCL

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MRI scan showing brain changes in dementia

UCL has been selected as the 'hub' of the new £250m UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), to be led by Professor Bart De Strooper, current leader of the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and scientific director at VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) in Belgium.

Study sheds light on the function of the penis bone in male competition

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Baculum

A new UCL study examines how the baculum (penis bone) evolved in mammals and explores its possible function in primates and carnivores – groups where many species have a baculum, but some do not.

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