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28 January 2011: Professor Martin Birchall on the landmark larynx transplant

Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) was scientific advisor and UK member of the surgical team that performed a rare larynx (voicebox) transplant on a US patient, attracting worldwide attention. Here, he explains the significance of the operation and the issues surrounding this kind of transplant.  More...

24 January 2011: The first single-fingered dinosaur

A new species of parrot-sized dinosaur, the first discovered with only one finger, has been unearthed in Inner Mongolia, China. More...

20 January 2011: Watch: Landmark larynx transplant 

In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons which included Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade. More...

14 January 2011: Is 'breast only' for first six months best?

Current guidance advising mothers in the UK to exclusively breast feed for the first six months of their baby's life is being questioned in a new study published today in the British Medical Journal.
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10 January 2011: 2011 Research Images Exhibition

The entries for the UCL Graduate School’s Research Images Exhibition are on display in the North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street (main UCL building), until the afternoon of Friday 14 January 2011. More...

10 January 2011: Listen: Explaining remote sensing remotely

Dr Mat Disney, Associate Lecturer in Remote Sensing in UCL Geography, explains his involvement in a recent educational programme that enables academics to explain their research to school children in Chicago using real-time technology.
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4 January 2011: Love: it’s all the same to the brain

There are no differences between heterosexuals and homosexuals or between women and men in terms of the brain systems regulating romantic love, according to new UCL research published in the latest issue of PLoS One. More...

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