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Testing for Dementia

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute for Neurology) comments on questions used in tests for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Migration to the UK down by a third

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Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that net migration to the UK actually fell by a third last year. "I wouldn't be at all surprised if the numbers continued to fall over the next year or two," says Professor John Salt (UCL Geography). Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live (from 2 hours, 27 mins)

Understanding Tumour Diversity

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"Every cancer cell in a tumour is different from its neighboring cancer cell," says Professor Charlie Swanton (UCL Cancer Institute).  Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live (from 2 hours, 49 mins)

My virtual body double

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The Virtual Physiological Human project aims to build models that can mimic biological systems. "At some point, we will have a virtual human," says Professor Peter Coveney (UCL Chemistry), whose blood-flow simulator is an example. Read: New Scientist

Should we have faith?

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A study led by Professor Michael King (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) found that, in the UK, people that described themselves as spiritual were three times more likely to have an episode of depression. Listen: BBC World Service

Healthy food: can you train yourself to like it?

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"When food is being used for comfort, or as a pick-me-up, most people choose something sweet or salty,” said Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Guardian

Has this blog changed your life?

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) asks readers if his blog has had an impact on their lives. Read: Guardian

Britain's colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

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UCL academics, led by Dr Nick Draper (UCL History), spent three years drawing together 46,000 records of compensation given to British slave-owners into an internet database to be launched for public use on Wednesday. Read: Independent Listen: BBC Focus on Africa (11mins) More: Independent (2) Boing Boing The Voice

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