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Cocktail of drugs could prevent 10,000 HIV deaths a year, claim scientists

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Professor Diana Gibb (UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit) explains the impact of a new drug package for HIV sufferers who start treatment late, shown in a UCL led trial to save three lives for every 100 people treated. Read: The Guardian, More: UCL News

New research project launched to improve challenging behaviour in children

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Professor Angela Hassiotis (UCL Psychiatry) speaks about a new national clinical trial she is leading that seeks to reduce challenging behaviour in three- to five-year-old children with learning disabilities. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour' (from 35 mins 50 secs), More: UCL News

The nine lifestyle changes that could save you from dementia

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Professor Gill Livingston (UCL Psychiatry) led a report for The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care, suggesting that a third of dementia cases could be prevented via lifestyle change. Co-authors Dr Claudia Cooper, Dr Vasiliki Orgeta and Dr Naaheed Mukadam (UCL Psychiatry) also comment. Read: Telegraph (£), More: GuardianIndependent, Mail Online, Express, The Sun, ITV News, CBS News, BBC News, Financial Times, Reuters, Al JazeeraWashington Post, ABC News, The ConversationBBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 53 mins 14 secs), BBC Two 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 1 hr 34 mins 56 secs), BBC World Service 'The Newsroom', talkRADIO 'Carole Malone' (10:30-11:00 segment, from 20 mins 50 secs), BBC Radio Stoke 'Stuart George' (from 1 hr 7 mins 34 secs)UCL News

Young people frequently change their minds about tertiary education

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A new study by Dr Jake Anders and Professor Claire Callender (UCL Institute of Education) has found that young people frequently change their minds about tertiary education, often along socio-economic lines. Read: The Australian

Fear of crime is contagious, even in low crime communities

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Fear of crime can be considered contagious, because social interaction is the mechanism through which fear is shared and chronically worried populations are created, according to a study led by Rafael Prieto Curiel (UCL Mathematics). Read: Mail Online, More: iNews, Sputnik News, UCL News

Market competition and mass participation ‘reduces diversity’

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Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says that increased market competition and the growth in participation in higher education has led to “imitation” behaviour and the narrowing of university missions around the world. Read: Times Higher Education

London's homeless 'dying in hostels rather than hospices'

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New research, led by Dr Caroline Shulman (UCL Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department), finds that homeless people in London who are terminally ill are failing to get the support the need from the community. Read: Evening Standard

Scientists cook up self-cleaning kitchens

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A UCL team led by Dr Kristopher Page (UCL Chemistry) has created paints and plastics that react with anything landing on them, driving off stains, repelling water or producing micro-doses of toxic molecules to assassinate microbes. Read: The Times (£), More: BBC World Service 'Healthcheck' (from 58 secs)

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