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Peeking into the brain's filing system

Research led by Dr Aidan Horner and Professor Neil Burgess (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) provides the first firm evidence for "pattern completion" in the human hippocampus. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News

How common drugs affect empathy and risk taking

Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment led by Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Wired, More: UCL News

The danger virus mum can give her unborn baby

A report by researchers from UCL, including Professor Paul Griffiths (UCL Infection & Immunity), has found that as many as 1,000 babies a year are born with cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Read: Daily Mail

Country air could be good for us because it's slightly poisonous

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Infection & Immunity) argues that being near the sea or countryside improves the regulation of our immune system. Read: New Scientist (£)

The tiny substance that continues to be the oil industry’s cholesterol

Professor Neal Skipper (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has been researching ways to analyse asphaltene particles. Read: The National

Building bigger brains

Extremophiles

Copper electrification

What do rats dream of?

Frozen in time

Courts on trial

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