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The danger virus mum can give her unborn baby

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A report by researchers from UCL, including Professor Paul Griffiths (UCL Infection & Immunity), has found that as many as 1,000 babies a year are born with cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Read: Daily Mail

Building bigger brains

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A new study co-authored by Professor Judith Mank (UCL Biosciences) has found that a single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish. Read: Guardian, More: UCL News

What do rats dream of?

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New research by Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Experimental Psychology), Dr Freyja Ólafsdóttir and Dr Caswell Barry (both UCL Biosciences) has found that when rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat. Read: Daily Mail, More: New Scientist, Belfast Telegraph, Discover, Metro, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, UCL News, Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 20 mins 4 secs)

Cancer drug lengthens fly lifespan

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Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12% longer than average, according to a study led by the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing. Read: Nature, More: Daily Express, UCL News

Frozen in time

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Research by Melanie Smallman (UCL Science & Technology Studies) shows that participants in public dialogue are viewed as being outside the policy process. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

How we discovered the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

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New data from a study co-led by Rikke Duus (UCL Management Science & Innovation) shows fitness monitoring devices such as Fitbit can empower women but also lead to feelings of guilt. Read: The Conversation

Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health

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The second report by the UCL-Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change suggests that climate change threatens to undermine half a century of progress in global health. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Telegraph, Daily Express, Financial Times, Mirror, Daily Mail, Guardian (2), Express & Star, Reuters, NY Times, Washington Post, TIME, Huffington Post, New Scientist, The Engineer, UCL News

Is Titan Earth's toxic twin?

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A team from UCL, led by Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science laboratory), has observed a polar wind driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, a phenomenon similar to Earth. Read: Daily Mail, More: Huffington Post

Singapore-style teaching helps solve problem of maths failure

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A study led by Dr John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) shows that children in England who were taught through the Singaporean “maths mastery” approach learn faster than their classmates. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Financial Times, Telegraph, The Conversation

Don't like your pills? Just turn them into dinosaur sweets

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A team from UCL's School of Pharmacy have been experimenting with 3D printing to produce small numbers of specialist tablets at a fraction of the cost of a drugs company's typical mass-production run. Read: Daily Mail

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