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Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

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Praveetha Patalay (UCL Institute of Education) says new research shows that children who develop bad behaviour towards the end of primary school fall behind the most. Read: The Conversation

New UCL collection of Jewish pamphlets catalogues history of Jews in Britain

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A new archive project, Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections, has catalogued over 4000 pamphlets from UCL Special Collections covering a wide range of subjects throughout the field of Jewish Studies. Read: Jewish Chronicle

Slavery: How women's key role in abolition has yet to receive the attention it deserves

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Research by the UCL led Legacies of British Slave-ownership project shows that women featured among the Britons who received a share of a £20m government pay out in 1834 as compensation to slave owners for the loss of their “property”. Read: Independent

The dementia epidemic: is it really stabilising?

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An article by Dr Naaheed Mukadam (UCL Psychiatry) analyses a recent study suggesting that dementia levels may be stabilising. Read: Independent

Stroke 'more likely' with long hours

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According to analysis of more than half a million people, led by Professor Mika Kivimaki (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), has found that those working a 55-hour week face 33% increased risk of stroke than those working a 35- to 40-hour week. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, Mirror, The Sun, City AM, Evening Standard, Huffington Post, ITV News, Nottingham Post,Yorkshire Post, Shropshire Star, Scotsman, Belfast Telegraph, The National, Times of India, Gulf News, Straits Times, Herald Sun, The Australian, New York Times, TIME, UCL News

How do you spot the next terrorist?

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A study by Dr Paul Gill (UCL Security & Crime Science) on lone-actor terrorists has been influential in changing the way analysts detect people who may commit violent terror attacks. Read: Globe and Mail

International and postgraduate fee survey

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A recent discussion paper co-written by Professor Stephen Machin (UCL Economics) found that the fees paid by growing numbers of overseas postgraduates studying in the UK have helped to subsidise additional places for domestic learners. Read: THE (£)

Rewiring neurons

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Professor Alison Lloyd (MRC/UCL Lab for Molecular Cell Biology) explains how neurons, with the help of Schwann cells, can rewire themselves into damaged tissue. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Science’ (from 16 mins 13 secs)

First wave of academy schools created under Labour boosted grades

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Professor Stephen Machin (UCL Economics) says struggling schools that were given more autonomy in the early 2000s improved GCSE results for their pupils. Read: The Conversation

Your photos say where you’ve been … and where you’re going

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A team of researchers from UCL Mathematics have used computer algorithms to predict where a person might travel next based on pictures posted to the photo-sharing website Flickr. Read: National Geographic

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