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Gene therapy success as teen injected with own stem cells

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Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital used gene therapy to boost the immune system. The news comes with a plan for a new £66m Centre for Children’s Rare Disease Research. Read: BBC News, Telegraph, More: Press releases (1) and (2)

Couples 'misinformed' about twins

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New research from UCL suggests that almost one in seven couples expecting same-sex twins are given the wrong information about whether their offspring are identical. Read: Press Association Independent (Ireland) New York Times USA Today

Pioneering academics to be honoured by Queen

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The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has received a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, presented at Buckingham Palace this week. Read: Telegraph More: The Times

Research Intelligence: Collaboration is an essential procedure

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Researchers, industry and NHS must deliver results, says Professor Sir John Tooke, UCL Vice-Provost (Health) and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Read: Times Higher Education

Are we hard-wired to be rebellious?

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“Our results show that social conformation is, at least in part, hard-wired in the structure of the brain,” says Professor Chris Frith (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Daily Mail

The prehistoric creativity with stone is outstanding

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Since its first European discovery by Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Day 1722, Rapa Nui has fascinated archaeologists and anthropologists alike, says Professor Sue Hamilton (UCL Archaeology). Read: Times (£) (1) More: Times (£) (2) Times (£) (3)

Computer programs could soon predict psychiatric problems in at-risk youths

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"We have a technique which shows enormous potential to help us identify which adolescents are at true risk of developing anxiety and mood disorders," says Dr Janaina Mourao-Miranda (UCL Computer Science). Read: Huffington Post

Funding: Got to get a grant

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A great idea will get applicants only so far, but according to Dr Thomas Mrsic-Flogel (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) there are other strategies that can add to the chances of success. Read: Nature

Speaking Up Is Hard to Do

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Professor Read Montague (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) explains why many people become, in effect, less intelligent in small group settings. Read: Wall Street Journal

Gene therapy 'gave me sight back'

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Professor Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), who leads a UK team carrying out a similar trial, says: “This is reassuring and increases the prospect of this type of therapy for treatment of a wide range of eye conditions." Read: BBC News

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