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'London's rush-hour has changed'

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Dr Martin Austwick (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) discusses changing commuting patterns during the Olympics, based on GPS data. Watch: BBC London

'Spray-patch' could mend hearts

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Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering) explains how research to develop a 10,000 volt 3D electric sprayer firing out heart cells could be developed as a tool to treat heart attacks. Read: BBC News

Inequality: Of wealth and health

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the scaled effect of poverty and health, saying: "We shouldn't be thinking only of absolute destitution". Read: New Scientist

Only you: 11 things that make each of us a one-off

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience)on why human voices are part of what makes individuals unique. Read: New Scientist

Superstars have to work harder to make it look easy

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology) discusses what makes an elite performer. Read: Times (£)

Cost for mothers who work late into pregnancy: smaller babies

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Pat O’Brien (UCL Institute for Women’s Health) comments on new research suggesting women who continue to work into the final stages of pregnancy are likely to have babies with a lower birth-weight. The Times (£)

Mapping the Games

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The giant map of London's streets used in the Olympic opening ceremony was created by urban planning and design company Space Syntax and based on analysis of street networks developed at UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture. Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News

Doctors 'unaware' over exercise

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Dr Richard Weiler (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) leads new research showing half of medical students are not learning about the benefits of exercise. Read: BBC News More: Press Association Daily Telegraph

Drug-resistant HIV 'on increase' in sub-Saharan Africa

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Dr Ravindra Gupta (UCL Infection & Immunity) discusses the HIV/AIDS research landscape, the challenges of drug-resistance and the chances of finding a cure. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 2min 48sec)

New patient chart to save 6,000 lives a year in the UK

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The introduction of a new standardised way of displaying a patient’s vital signs in hospital could halve avoidable deaths, according to a report led by Dr Bryan Williams (UCL Cardiovascular Science). Read: The Independent More: Daily Telegraph BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1hr 09mins), More info: UCL News

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