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Fossil “frog from hell” gets a new look

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A study led by Professor Susan Evans (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has substantially revised the appearance and size of the fossil frog Beelzebufo. Read: National Geographic, Huffington Post

Heart patients who could be saved in Sweden

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British heart attack patients are a third more likely to die than those in Sweden, according to a study led by Professor Harry Hemingway (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: Telegraph, More: UCL News, Times (£), Independent, BBC News, Daily Mail, Sky News, The Scotsman, The Herald

Giant leaps of evolution make cancer cells deadly

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A study led by Professor Charles Swanson (UCL Research Department of Oncology) has found that tumours turn invasive in sudden leaps that can be explained genetically. Read: New Scientist

Why being happy is key to staying fit

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A happy old age appears to protect against physical decline a study led by Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found. Read: The Times, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail, Globe & Mail

Migrant benefit reform: Doing the right thing for all of the wrong

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Research conducted by Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) found that recent European migrants, on average, made a net contribution of 2,610 to the public finances each year between 2007 and 2011. Read: City A.M

Trees accelerate growth as they get older and bigger, study finds

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Dr Emily Lines (UCL Geography) co-authors new research which contradicts the assumption that old trees are less productive. The findings could have important implications for carbon absorption. Read: The Guardian, More: The Times (£)

Drinking speeds up memory loss

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A new study led by Dr Séverine Sabia (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that men who are heavy drinkers may speed their memory loss by up to six years. Read: The Guardian, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail, ITV, China Post, New Zealand Herald

Human ancestor lived with dinosaurs

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A study led by Dr Mario dos Reis (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that human ancestors may have shared the planet with dinosaurs. Read: Times of India

Legacy of slavery we must still confront

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The Legacies of British Slave Ownership database, led by Professor Catherine Hall (UCL Department of History), reveals the extent of Britain’s involvement in slavery. Read: The Guardian, More: Sunday Times, Glasgow Herald, Watch: BBC One Show (from 5mins 27)

EU migrants

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Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) comments on how migrants to the UK are 33% less likely to claim benefits than UK natives. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘Sunday Breakfast’ (from 2hrs2mins), More: New York Times, Daily Telegraph, BBC News

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