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Experts climbed mountain to study effects of low levels of oxygen on bodies

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A UCL mission to the top of Mount Everest has helped experts understand how to improve care of patients in intensive care. Read: Camden New Journal

Finch's open-access cure may be 'worse than the disease'

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Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) comments on the recommendations that authors pay fees to make their articles open access, helping to increase access to publicly funded UK research. Read: Times Higher Education

How do pedestrians avoid collisions?

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Dr Taku Fujiyama and Professor Nick Tyler (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) have found that there isn’t any significant difference between the walking speeds of normal and overweight people. Read: Guardian

Size matters: how cells know when to grow

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A study involving Professor Elizabeth Fisher (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) has found that “molecular motors”, proteins that transport molecules within the cell, play a key role in sensing and maintaining cell size. Read: FT (£)

Visceral photo of living human brain wins Wellcome Image Awards

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A close-up shot taken by Robert Ludlow (UCL Institute of Neurology) of an epileptic’s brain during surgery has won the 2012 Wellcome Image Awards. Read: Wired UK More: Londonist THE UCL events blog

Smartphone trial to capture Heathrow flight noise

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Christian Nold (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) talks about how residents living under the Heathrow flightpath are taking part in a trial to record the level of aircraft noise using smartphone technology. Read: BBC News

Uncertainty: Climate models at their limit?

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Estimates of climate-change impacts will get less, rather than more, certain. But this should not excuse inaction, says Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography). Read: Nature (£) More: Times (£)

Girl, 10, has vein made from her own stem cells successfully transplanted

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Prof. Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) says procedure may get cheaper as medical companies produce protein scaffolds more efficiently. Read: Guardian More: BBC Telegraph Independent Scotsman Reuters

Green man 'too fast for slow elderly'

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Four in five pensioners cannot cross the road quickly enough to use a pedestrian crossing safely, according to research led by Dr Laura Asher (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BBC More: Telegraph Mail Express BBC R5 Live UCL News

Space 'textures' nearly ruled out in WMap study

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The very fabric of space is not as "knotted" as many theories predict it should be, according to a study led by Stephen Feeney (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: BBC News More: PA UCL news

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