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Blood test could give early warning of breast cancer

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A study led by Professor Martin Widschwendter (UCL Institute for Women's Health) has identified an epigenetic signature in the blood of women predisposed for breast cancer owing to an inherited genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Times (£), Express, MetroBBC News, The Herald, Belfast Telegraph, Shropshire Star, Dundee Courier, Herald Sun, UCL News

Leukaemia hope as GM cells fight back

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A pioneering trial led by Dr Emma Morris (UCL Research Department of Immunology) hopes to treat leukaemia patients with genetically modified immune cells, harnessing a patient’s white blood cells to attack cancer cells. Read: The Times

Alarm over climate turns people off

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A report published by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science has recommended the establishment of a professional body to help facilitate better engagement between the climate science community and policymakers. Read: The Times, More: IndependentThe Australian (£), UCL News

Exercise guidelines 'hard to meet'

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Dr Mike Loosemore (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) says government guidelines are discouraging people from being active and simply standing up three hours a day, five days a week for a year, would be the equivalent of "running ten marathons". Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Independent, Telegraph, Listen: BBC Radio Newcastle 'Breakfast' (from 2 hours 4 mins)

Sunbathing 'may be addictive' warning

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Dr Clare Stanford (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) comments on a new study showing that repeated UV exposure led to 'addiction' in mice. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Daily Express, TimesThe Australian, Huffington Post, Evening Standard

Unlocking the secrets of regeneration

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Research led by Dr Max Yun (UCL Institute of Structural & Molecular Biology) has identified a biological pathway that must be constantly active for salamander cells to regenerate. Read: Daily Mail, More: Business Standard, Yahoo News UK, Belfast TelegraphITV, Fox News, The ConversationUCL News

Europe must face up to the new antisemites

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Professor Noreena Hertz (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) discusses the growing levels of anti-Semitism in Europe. Read: The Guardian

The gamer in your life isn’t ignoring you, they’re blind to your presence

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Dr Charlene Jennett and Dr Anna Cox (UCL Interaction Centre) explain why people become so absorbed in playing videogames, a phenomenon known as “inattentional blindness”. Read: The Conversation

Cut sugar to just four teaspoons a day

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A study co-authored by Professor Aubrey Sheiham (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) argues that only a cut of 75 percent in daily sugar consumption can help reduce tooth decay. Read: Daily Mail

Hunt for extraterrestrial life given a boost

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A team co-led by Professor Jonathan Tennyson (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has developed a new model for finding extraterrestrial life by creating a new spectrum for detecting methane at extremely high temperatures. Read: Daily Mail, More: City AM, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 42 mins), More: BBC World Service 'The Science Hour' (from 13 mins 56 secs), BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 55 secs)

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