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28 December 2010: Left wing or right wing? It's written in the brain

If you listen to Radio 4's Today Programme on any given day, you'll inevitably hear a spectrum of politic views from socialist through liberal to conservative. You may find yourself agreeing with the interviewee or irked by their politics depending on your own political persuasion. More...

22 December 2010: Alzheimer’s changes detectable in healthy elderly

A team of UCL researchers, part-funded by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, has discovered that combining spinal fluid testing with MRI scans could provide an early indication of a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
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22 December 2010: Primary school children authors on science paper

A group of UK primary school children have achieved a world first by having their school science project accepted for publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed Royal Society journal.
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20 December 2010: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome not caused by XMRV

A virus previously thought to be associated with chronic fatigue syndrome is not the cause of the disease, a detailed study led by UCL scientists has shown.
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17 December 2010: London – the tuberculosis capital of Europe

The UK is the only country in Western Europe with rising rates of tuberculosis (TB), and cases in London have increased more than 50% since 1999. Nationwide, there are now more than 9,000 cases diagnosed per year. The problem is becoming particularly acute in London, where 40% of all UK TB cases are diagnosed. More...

16 December 2010: No change in health gap between England's richest and poorest

Significant health inequalities still exist between the country’s richest and poorest according to the latest findings from the biggest annual survey of health in England, The Health Survey for England.
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13 December 2010: Screening can pick up early signs of womb cancer

In a paper published today in Lancet Oncology, scientists in the Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre at UCL have demonstrated that an ultrasound scan being used in screening trials for ovarian cancer can also pick up  signs of endometrial cancer before any symptoms occur. More...

6 December 2010: UCL at COP16

Today is 'Health Day' at COP16, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, and delegates and negotiators are being briefed by UCL. More...

6 December 2010: Seeing the world differently

Scientists have shown for the first time that exactly how we see our environment depends on the size of the visual part of our brain. More...

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