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Scientists discover why left-handers have the advantage in elite sports

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Professor Chris McManus (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) comments on a recent study he was acknowledged in about the advantages of being left-handed in sports, saying that the left-handed advantage was probably confined to elite players. Read: Guardian

The Brain Prize winners

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After winning this year's Brain Prize, Professor Peter Dayan (UCL Computational Neuroscience) speaks with the presenter about his ground-breaking work on how the brain recognises and processes reward.  Listen: BBC 4 'All in the mind' (from 4 mins, 3 secs)

UCL postgraduate student wins the Future of Europe Project

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Aron Kerpel-Fronius, a postgraduate student at UCL and the Jagiellonian University, is one of the six winners of the Future of Europe Project Award. He is studying for a double degree in political anthropology and comparative politics. Read: Financial Times

Millennials have more varied sex lives than their parents

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Researchers from UCL Infection & Population Health has carried out a study which look at the changes in sexual practices of young people since 1990. Times (£), More: Telegraph, UCL News, Mirror, Daily Mail

Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults

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Dr Nina Rogers (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Dr Dorina Cadar (UCL Behavioural Science & Health) author research linking dementia to frailty in older adults. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News, Express

Depression link between fathers and teenage children

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A study led by Dr Gemma Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) and co-authored by Professor Glyn Lewis (UCL Psychiatry) shows adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, Daily Mail

Austerity linked to 120,000 extra deaths in England

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Research co-authored by Dr Wulan Wulaningsih (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science), Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) and Dr Mahiben Maruthappu (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) finds spending constraints in health and social care to be associated with a substantial mortality gap. Read: Independent, More: Daily Mail, Sun, Times (£)

Planting trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) says "whilst it is encouraging that human carbon emissions have levelled off over the last three years, the fact that 2016 still witnessed a record surge in atmospheric CO2 concentrations is ominous." Read: New Scientist 

Why we need more women in tech by 2030

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Dr Elen Stofan (UCL Earth Sciences) writes about the 'fourth industrial revolution', putting forward her recommendations on how women can be encouraged to take up tech careers. Read: Jamaican Gleaner

Britain’s socially excluded '10 times more likely to die early'

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Dr Robert Aldridge and Serena Luchenski (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) comments on the UCL led study which revealed the connection between social exclusion and health consequences. Read: Guardian, More: UCL News

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