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Brain tweak could let you pop a pill to stop seizures

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A team led by Professor Dimitri Kullmann (UCL Neurology) has devised a new treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy with the potential to suppress seizures ‘on demand’ with a pill. Read: New Scientist, More: Nature, UCL News

The enigma of the teen brain

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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience) and her team look at how modern technology has revolutionised our understanding of how the adolescent mind develops and the impact this can have on education. Read: TES

Horizon: The £10 million challenge

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Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) and Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) present their choices for the 2014 Longitude Prize and Dr Tom Carlson (UCL Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science) demonstrates the use of robotics to help those with paralysis. Watch: BBC Two ‘Horizon: The £10 million challenge’

Twitter oblivious to Farage’s media mauling as EU polls open

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Orlanda Ward and Javier Sajuria (UCL Political Science) compare how the main party leaders are perceived in the media and on Twitter in the run-up to the European elections. Read: The Conversation

It's never too late to slim down and help your heart

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A study led by Professor John Deanfield (UCL Vascular Physiology) has found that dieting at any age has lasting benefits for the heart and arteries regardless of whether a person later regains the lost weight. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, Huffington Post, Khaleej Times

Moderate internet use unlikely to harm teenagers' brains

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A review study conducted by Kathryn Mills (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has found that moderate internet use does not appear to adversely affect the development of teenage brains. Read: Independent, More: Telegraph, The TimesDaily Mail, Sky News, The AustralianListen: BBC London 94.9 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 49 mins)

E-cigarettes 'help smokers to quit'

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A study led by Dr Jamie Brown (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) and Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that people attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to succeed if they use e-cigarettes. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, The Times, IndependentDaily MailDaily Express, The EconomistScotsman, The Herald, Globe & Mail, New York Times, BMJUCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Tees 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 53 mins), Watch: Wall Street Journal, More: ITV Wales

What do mobiles do to children’s brains?

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Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) will chair a steering committee on the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (Scamp), tasked with examining the effects mobile phones have on the developing brains of children. Read: Scotsman, More: Yorkshire Post, Belfast Telegraph, Express & Star, Shropshire Star

Watching stressful films can endanger weak hearts

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A new study co-authored by Dr Ben Hanson (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has found that watching stressful movies can trigger changes to your heartbeat and cause an increase in blood pressure. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Express, Scotsman, Guardian, TIMEHuffington Post, South China Morning PostUCL News

Why Underground strikes are such a nuisance

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Research by Oliver O'Brien (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) demonstrates the growing number of people who use the London Underground. Read: The Economist

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