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Women who want to be taken seriously at work should stand 'like a man'

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A study co-led by UCL has suggested that women are more likely to be taken seriously at work if they stand in a typically male way. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph

Bat Detective

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BBC Inside Science joins Professor Kate Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) on a Hampstead Heath bat watch, part of the citizen science project Bat Detective. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ (from 21 mins 46 secs)

Does the REF motivate or discourage research staff?

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Len Ole Schafer (UCL Institute of Education) has conducted research into how academics and policy makers perceive the REF and its impact on academic life. Read: THE (£)

Scientists sniff out genes controlling human nose shapes

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A study led by Professor Andrés Ruiz-Linares (UCL Biosciences) and Dr Kaustubh Adhikari (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has identified the genes that drive the shape of human noses. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph, The Sun, Mirror, Belfast Telegraph, Newsweek, The Conversation, Washington Post, UCL News

Noreena Hertz set to be unveiled as economics editor of ITV News

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Professor Noreena Hertz (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) is set to be appointed the new economics editor for ITV News. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail

Aarathi Prasad: ‘Indians hedge their bets’

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In her new book In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels Through Indian Medicine, Dr Aarathi Prasad (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) describes a push to integrate the modern ‘western’ approach with many traditional systems, from ayurveda to yoga. Read: Guardian

Why you'll live longer if your mother ate lots of beans

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Studies conducted by Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Institute of Child Health) have investigated eating disorders in pregnancy. Read: Daily Mail

Two children in every class experience language disorders, study suggests

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A study led by Professor Courtenay Norbury (UCL Language & Cognition) has found that approximately two children in every Year 1 class will experience a significant language disorder that affects their learning. Read: TES, More: Schools Week, UCL News

Huntington’s disease: the new gene therapy that sufferers cannot afford

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In September last year researchers led by Professor Sarah Tabrizi (UCL Institute of Neurology) began the human testing of a drug that, if successful, would be the first to slow down the progression of Huntington’s disease. Read: Guardian

Curing Alzheimer's

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the use of new brain scans that can pick up the early signs of dementia at a cellular level, allowing Alzheimer’s disease to be detected up to 15 years before symptoms become apparent. Watch: BBC Two ‘Horizon’, Listen: BBC World Service 'The Newsroom' (from 5 mins 57 secs)

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