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Affluent children reach top universities no matter the system

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A study co-led by Professor John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has found that the varying design of higher education systems around the world has little impact on the ability of privileged families to dominate access to elite universities. Read: THE (£)

Quarter of cancer patients losing faith in NHS because of late diagnosis

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An analysis of survey data, led by Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), has found that if it takes more than three visits to a GP before a referral, cancer patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

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Dr Sunjeev Kamboj and Ravi Das (both UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) are researching ways to reduce cravings by changing memories. Watch: BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ (from 21 mins 56 secs)

Less lighting has no impact on crime or collisions

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A report co-authored by Professor Shane Johnson (UCL Security & Crime Science) has found that reduced street lighting at night does not lead to an increase in crime or car crashes. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Sky News, ITV News, Shropshire Star, UCL News

Some first results from the new, higher-energy Large Hadron Collider

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses highlights of the physics results presented this week in Vienna from the restarted Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Read: Guardian

Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

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A team of researchers including Dr George Danezis (UCL Computer Science) have developed a Tor alternative network that can handle up to 93Gb/s of traffic while maintaining privacy. Read: The Register

UK satellite Twinkle will boost search for Earth-like exoplanets

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Dr Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how low-cost commercial science could be the way to get more eyes in the sky. Read: The Conversation

Children at risk as nurseries face funding squeeze

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A new report by the UCL Institute of Education warns of the possibility of a shortage in the childcare workforce once the economy begins to improve. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mirror

Basis for eating disorders found in children as young as eight

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A study led by Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found that children as young as eight can experience dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their body that puts them at risk of eating disorders in their teens. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Listen: BBC London 94.9 'Vanessa Feltz' (from 5 mins 54 secs), More: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 22 mins 30 secs)

What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital surveillance?

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Professor Melissa Terras (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities) discusses the PanoptiCam project, an online camera that streams the live view from Jeremy Bentham’s auto-icon and Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Bentham Project) explains the theory behind Bentham’s panopticon. Read: Guardian

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