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Britain's brightest leaving in brain drain

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A study led by John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has found that one in ten of Britain’s best workers have been lured from the UK in a brain drain and been replaced by low skilled migrants. Read: Telegraph, More: Times (£), Daily Mail, The Economist

Daily pill Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%

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A study led by Dr Sheena McCormack (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) has found that a daily dose of Truvada cuts the risk of HIV infection among gay men considered to be at high risk by 86 per cent. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Telegraph, City AM, Listen: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live Breakfast' (from 26 mins 25 secs), BBC London 94.9 'Vanessa Feltz' (from 1 hour 4 mins)

Why your brain needs touch to make you human

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Article on the sense of touch features research by Dr Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) on the 'rubber hand illusion' and she talks about how it might help with stroke rehabilitation Read: New Scientist (£)

Thousands sacrifice their privacy to help DNA study

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A record 10,000 Britons have signed up to take part in the Personal Genome Project directed by Professor Stephan Beck (UCL Cancer Institute) which will analyse DNA data to help research into cancer and hereditary disorders. Read: Times (£)

Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression

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A study led by Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) finds that smokers are more likely to have depression, but quitting can reverse the damage. Read: Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Metro

Jon Snow's negative experience on skunk is very understandable

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Professor Valerie Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the research behind Channel 4’s The Cannabis Trial. Read: Guardian

To vape or not to vape? More and more just say no…

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Data from the Smoking Toolkit Study run by Professor Robert West (UCL Public Health) suggests that usage of e-cigarettes among UK smokers is levelling off. Read: Observer

Depression and diabetes increase risk of dementia

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Research from Dr Claudia Cooper & Professor Gill Livingston (UCL Psychiatry) finds that people with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression. Read: The Times (£), Daily Express, Independent, Guardian

Carers say their role is having major impact on mental health

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Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a report by UCL Epidemiology & Public Health and the International Longevity Centre – UK which has found that more than two-thirds of older carers say the role is having an adverse effect on their mental health. Read: Yorkshire Post

The hunt is on for new antibiotics – but we have to start looking outside the lab

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Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Clinical Physiology) looks at the search for new antibiotics, including Swab and Send, a crowdfunding project launched by Dr Adam Roberts (UCL Microbial Diseases) which aims to engage the public in finding the next new antibiotic. Read: Guardian

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