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Scientists back vaping as chance of quitting cigarettes rises

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has led a study that found smokers' chances of quitting successfully are higher than ever recorded, as widespread use of e-cigarettes helps people give up. Read: Times (£), More: The Sun, Guardian, BBC, BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing' (from 3 mins 35 secs), BBC 'News at One' (from 20 mins 13 secs), BBC 2 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 1 hr 33 mins), Yahoo News

Playing sport in mid life is the key to keeping men healthy

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Daniel Aggio (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has led a study suggesting that men who play sport in middle age are up to five times more likely to keep fit and active into their late seventies. Read: Mail Online, More: Daily Express Online

New voice analysis device could cut lorry deaths

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Professor Mark Huckvale (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is leading a project to monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness via voice. Read: iNews

One in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14, study reveals

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UK start-up Autolus starts "living medicine" cancer trials

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Autolus, a UCL spin-out, has launched clinical trials as part of its plans to develop "living medicine" cancer therapies in the "Car-T" field. Read: Financial Times (£)

Ambitious neuroscience project to probe how the brain makes decisions

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Researchers at UCL are part of an ambitious project that aims to answer one of the world's most significant mysteries: how the brain decides what to do. Read: Guardian

300,000 women are missing from economics

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Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) co-authors a piece on the lower numbers of women in economics and how a world-leading teaching initiative based at UCL Economics aims to tackle the problem. Read: The Conversation

99% of advanced dementia sufferers not getting specialist care, finds study

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UCL researchers have found that people suffering in the late stages of dementia very rarely receive care from specialist healthcare professionals, despite their complex needs. Read: Independent, More: UCL News, Mail Online

Interview advice for MBAs: be as open as you dare

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Dr Sun Young Lee (UCL School of Management) has contributed to research demonstrating that you should start to reveal more about yourself the further you progress through an interview process. Read: Financial Times (£)

How to stay young

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Professor Andrew Steptoe and Dr Ruth Hackett (both UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) give a scientific stress test that mimics a 'flight or fight' scenario, measure a person's response and discuss how this might affect ageing. Watch: BBC One 'How To Stay Young' (from 31 mins 47 secs)

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