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Businesses need better understanding of built environment

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A UCL Bartlett report has found that business leaders need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale. Read: The Guardian, More: edieEnergy, FMJ

E-cigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) says: "About 85% of people using e-cigarettes are smokers trying to quit". Read: Sunday Times (£)

Revolutionary new scan spots arthritis before symptoms start

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A new laser scanning technique used to spot signs of arthritis before symptoms occur has been created by a team led by Professor Allen Goodship (UCL Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science). Read: Daily Express

In the workplace, leaders who aren’t always followed

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New research co-led by Professor Martin Kilduff (UCL Management Science and Innovation) has uncovered a bias surrounding brokerage roles within organizations that gives advantages to male brokers and their teams. Read: New York Times

Arty brains

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A team led by Professor Chris McManus (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has found that the brains of trained artists change as they practice, enhancing grey matter to improve motor control and procedural memory. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' (from 22 mins 15 secs)

Green or white? Planted or painted roofs can cool buildings

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Gurdane Virk (UCL Bartlett) looks at two potential ways of reducing the urban heat island effect - planted roofs and white painted roofs. Read: The Conversation

Free shopping vouchers for drug addicts in NHS scheme

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A joint study between UCL, King's College London and Imperial College London has found that heroin addicts are far more likely to complete a course of hepatitis B vaccinations if given supermarket vouchers. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, Guardian

The hospital growing noses, tear ducts and blood vessels

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A team led by Professor Alexander Seifalian (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) is working on growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory using stem cells. Read: Daily Mail, More: CBS, Fox News, The Hindu, Wired

World's first computational psychiatry centre opens in London

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The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, which opened on Tuesday, aims to use computational models to bridge the gap between neuroscience and the phenomena seen in psychiatric disorders. Read: Guardian, Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 30 secs)

'Mars yard' to test European rover

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space and Climate Physics) discusses the PanCam imaging system for the new ExoMars rover. Read: BBC News

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