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Breastfeeding boosts ability to climb social ladder

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“The results show that breast feeding was consistently associated with an increased chance of upward social mobility and a decreased chance of downward mobility,” said Dr Amanda Sacker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Telegraph More: UCL News Independent Times (£) Daily Mail Medical Daily The Conversation Huffington Post Scotsman Herald Sun TIME Irish Sun Nursing Times

Better maternal care reduces newborn, infant mortality in Malalwi

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Dr Tim Colbourn (UCL Centre for International Health and Development) comments on strategies aimed at improving the quality of care for mothers in rural Malawi. Read: Voice of America

With the Comprehensive Spending Review, Osborne Gets Personal

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I would like to see George Osborne take action to match his fine words and bolster his commitment to research and to universities, says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice Provost for Enterprise). Read: Huffington Post

What Is Death?

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) joins Brian Cox and Robin Ince and guests to discuss the science of death. Listen: BBC Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage

Funding bodies will have to force scientists to share data

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The open access movement is forcing publishers to take down paywalls, making publicly funded research available to the public for free. But beyond that a more important development is pacing in the wings – that of open data, says Dr Michael Galsworthy (UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences). Read: Conversation More: The Hindu

Where did the colonial empires go to trade?

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A stunning new infographic from Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) reveals the trade patterns of the great naval empires. Read: New Statesman

Scientists make world's most detailed 3D brain map

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"This three dimensional model has taken about ten years of really painstaking work by several different people around the world," said Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Today (from 50 mins) Watch: Channel 4 News

Learn to shake your new tail as a virtual animal

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Virtual reality could allow us to go far beyond having longer arms or an extra limb. In principle, we could inhabit any form, says William Steptoe (UCL Computer Science). Read: New Scientist

UCL software reveals Ulster’s forgotten history in fire-damaged book

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“Before we could read about 50 per cent of the text, but now we can read around 90 per cent,” said Dr Melissa Terras (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities). Read: THE More: UCL News

Investigation Follows Trail of a Virus in Saudi Hospitals

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“Four million pilgrims from 182 countries are coming to Saudi Arabia in two months’ time. I am worried, as a physician,” said Professor Ali Zumla (UCL Research Department of Infection). Read: New York Times More: Health Canal

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