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Toddlers who sleep less eat more

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Toddlers who sleep for less than 10 hours a day are likely to become fatter than those who sleep for at least 13 hours, a study led by Dr Abi Fisher (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) has found. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post, The Hindu, UCL News

Activity levels in mums and children 'directly linked'

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A study co-led by Kathryn Hesketh (UCL Institute of Child Health) has shown a direct, positive association between physical activity in children and their mothers. Read: BBC News, More: Huffington Post, The Scotsman 

Daily Mail accused of insulting top female scientists

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Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on BBC Newsnight. Read: Guardian (1), More: Guardian (2), Guardian (3), New Statesman, THE, Press Gazette, The Voice, Huffington PostUCL News

Statins 'may help control multiple sclerosis'

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Early trial results show statins can slow brain shrinkage in people with MS, according to new research published in The Lancet and led by Dr Jeremy Chataway, (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor John Greenwood (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, The Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail, New Scientist

Map: London's most popular commuter destinations

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Dr Ed Manley (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has created a map showing the most popular destinations for the capital's millions of commuters, using data gathered from nearly 50 million Oyster Card journeys. Read: Evening Standard, More: Daily Mail

Ripples in space-time: scientists discover gravitational waves from the Big Bang

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UCL experts including Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comment about the discovery of gravitational waves – ripples from the Big Bang 14.8 billion years ago, which were predicted by Einstein almost a century ago. Watch: Newsnight More: The Guardian, ITV News at Ten, Channel 4 News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' (from 4 minutes 10 sec)

Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see

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Professor Nilli Lavie (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosciene) explains that too much visual information causes a phenomenon known as ‘load induced blindness’, with an effect akin to dimming the lights. Read: Daily Mail, More: BBC NewsUCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind', More: BBC World Service 'The Science Hour' (from 12 mins 44 secs)

Powerlines disturb animal habitats

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Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: “Wild animals see overhead power cables in remote regions of the countryside as disturbing lines of flashing lights, which could explain why many species avoid electricity pylons. Read: Independent, More: Guardian, Daily MailTelegraph, BBC News, UCL News

Premature babies dying because of inadequate care

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Professor Neil Marlow (UCL Neonatology) explains how extremely premature babies may be dying because they are not receiving the best care. Read: Telegraph

Drugs breakthrough could end misery of painful eye injection

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A team of researchers led by Professor Francesca Cordeiro (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) have found a way to deliver drugs to the back of the eye in simple eye drops. Read: Express, More: Times of India, UCL News

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