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22 December 2014: Researchers read and write brain activity with light

A team led by Dr Adam Packer (UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research) has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells in the brains of live animals using pulses of light. Read: Guardian More...

22 December 2014: Stem cell scandal scientist Haruko Obokata resigns

Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on the resignation of Dr Haruko Obokata, a Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research. Read: BBC News More...

22 December 2014: Oh, pardon; those gassy burps may signal life on Mars

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains what may cause the spikes of methane detected in Mars’ atmosphere. Read: Times More...

22 December 2014: How much gin makes a party fizz?

As part of the Times’ Christmas science experiment series, Ravi Das (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) investigates the impact of alcohol on verbal fluency. Read: Times More...

22 December 2014: The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Professor Sophie Scott, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (both UCL Cognitive Neuroscience), Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Mark Miodownik (both UCL Mechanical Engineering) pick their key scientific moments of the year – including Professor John O’Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) being awarded the Nobel Prize. Read: Guardian More...

19 December 2014: Diplomatic thaw with the US is a gift to the Cuban economy

Dr Emily Morris (UCL Institute of the Americas) explains how the restoration of full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba will change Cuba’s economy. Read: The Conversation More...

19 December 2014: Losing your teeth could be a sign of wider mental and physical decline

A study led by Dr Georgios Tsakos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that tooth loss could be an indicator of wider physical and mental decline in older people. Read: Independent More...

19 December 2014: Anti-psychotic drugs given for wrong illnesses

Research by Professor David Osborn (UCL Psychiatry) has found that more than half of prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs in Britain are for conditions other than serious mental illnesses. Read: Daily Mail More...

19 December 2014: Brain's 'internal compass' found

A study led by Dr Hugo Spiers and Dr Martin Chadwick (UCL Experimental Psychology) has pinpointed the precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Times (£), Metro, Shropshire Star, Times of India, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Newsdrive' (from 51 mins), More: BBC Radio Wales 'Good Evening Wales' (from 1 hour 47 mins)
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18 December 2014: Q&A with Graeme Reid

Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) discusses his time in Higher Education and as the new chair of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Read: THE More...

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