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Young mothers 'risk factor for early childhood death'

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“Young maternal age at birth is becoming a marker of social disadvantage as women who have been through higher education are more likely to postpone pregnancy until their 30s,” said Professor Ruth Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: BBC News

London 2012 athletes 'had bad teeth'

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"Our data suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It's quite striking," said Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Eastman Dental Institute). Read: BBC News More: UCL News Metro Business Standard Huffington Post Medical Daily Voice of America

Special Investigation: The Gangs of London

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Professor Essi Viding and Dr Eamon McCrory (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) jointly lead research examining the consequences of children's exposure to violence. Read: Evening Standard (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 6

The Life Scientific

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her research using imaging techniques to reveal the complexity of brain activity when we speak and hear others speak.  Listen: BBC Radio 4

Meet the inventors turning science fiction into science fact

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Professor Sir Michael Pepper (UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering), whose work  in the field of quantum systems has helped to create computers that “can sort through vast databases instantly”, is a winner of the Faraday Award. Read: Sunday Telegraph

Complex transmission of deadly MERS virus

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Research led by Professors Alimuddin Zumla and Paul Kellam (UCL Infection) shows that the deadly MERS virus might have jumped from animals to humans several times. Read: Shanghai Daily More: UCL News Reuters Voice of America The Scientist Arab News Der Spiegel (German)

River Kennet wildlife repopulated after chemical contamination

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UCL scientists are working with voluntary groups to repopulate a stretch of the River Kennet with wildlife after it was contaminated with chemicals. Read: BBC News

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